Large telescopes often have small fields of view, i.e. itcan only see a very small corner of the sky. For example, theHubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera has a field ofview that is roughly square and about 0.055 degree on a side.Calculate the angular area of the HST’s field of view in squaredegrees.

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Large telescopes often have small fields of view, i.e. it
can only see a very small corner of the sky. For example, the
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera has a field of
view that is roughly square and about 0.055 degree on a side.
Calculate the angular area of the HST’s field of view in square
degrees.

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Angular are of the HST’s field...

0.003025 Square degrees
0.0552
3.025 x 103
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0.003025 Square degrees 0.0552 3.025 x 103

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