HST Data Handbook
- The HST Data Handbook version 3 is the definitive reference manual
for the reduction and analysis of HST data. Separate volumes now exist
for current generation and retired (heritage) instruments. The FOS
information is found in Volume II of the new Handbook. It describes
data sets produced by each instrument aboard the Hubble Space Telescope
and techniques for reading, understanding, calibrating, and analyzing
the data. Appendices are available that describe how to use the HST
data archives, STEIS, and the STSDAS and IRAF software.
FOS Chapters (=PART VI, chapters 16, 17 & 18) from Version 1.0 ( February 1994)
POA Updates to the Data Hanbook
- Modifications to the existing descriptions of the calibration procedure
found in the HST Data Hand Book and the FOS Instrument Handbook appropriate
to POA_CALFOS can be found
FOS Instrument Handbook
The primary source for information about the post-COSTAR FOS.
This version was prepared for Cycle 6 proposers and observers. All
earlier versions are OBSOLETE for the purposes of technical descriptions
of FOS strategies and on-orbit performance.
This version, which consists of the original 1984 description
of the instrument and a May 1990 supplemental update, presents the best
available technical description of FOS instrumental design and low-level
operational modes. Archival researchers may find the the April, 1992
(3.0) version and its corrigenda useful for description of on-orbit
FOS usage in the pre-COSTAR era.
- Rough Draft (Part
I scanned PDF, 5.1 Mbytes Part
II scanned PDF, 1.5 Mbytes)1986
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