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News Release 29 of 30

June 22, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-06

ESA's Faint Object Camera First Images

June 22, 1990: The European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has successfully taken its first engineering test pictures of the heavens. This "first light" picture for the Faint Object Camera (FOC) is the culmination of several weeks of intensive check-out and testing of the camera, following the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) last April 24.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI