HST WF/PC First Light Image
Date: 20 May 1990
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: First Light Image
On the right is part of the first image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's (HST) Wide Field Planetary Camera. It is shown with a ground-based picture from Las Campanas, Chile, Observatory of the same region of the sky. The Las Campanas picture was taken with a 100-inch telescope and its typical of high quality pictures obtained from the ground. All objects seen are stars within the Milky Way galaxy.
Last Update: 1 September 2019