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Observing with NICMOS on HST: strategies and results
Author(s): Daniela Calzetti; William Brian Sparks
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Paper Abstract

A review of the capabilities of the near-IR camera and multi-object spectrometer (NICMOS) on the Hubble Space Telescope and of the environment in which the instrument operates is presented, together with the observing strategies which can be adopted to maximize the scientific return from the instrument. The wavelength dependence and intensity of the background detected by NICMOS, cosmic-ray impacts, image quality, and photometric calibrations are discussed. Examples of actual observations performed with NICMOS in wavebands which are difficult to access from the ground are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317234
Show Author Affiliations
Daniela Calzetti, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
William Brian Sparks, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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