Filter Selection

The choice of filters is a compromise between depth and the desire for color information. Roughly 35 each hours are spent observing with the the wide optical filters F450W, F606W, and F814W (where the numbers are the central wavelengths of the filters in nanometers). Observation with F300W use approximately 50 hours.

More details on the filter selection (postscript file).

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Harry Ferguson ferguson@stsci.edu 01/14/96