Compared to Hubble's workhorse
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
(WFPC2), whose achievements include the current
field views of the Universe, the new technology ACS
will be twice as sharp an imager with twice the
field of view and five times the sensitivity. The Wide Field ACS camera has 2 2048 × 4096, 15 µm/pixel CCD detectors!
Along with extended views of the distant cosmos,
enthusiastic astronomers also plan to use the ACS to monitor
our own Solar System and to search for
planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun.