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Hubble Space Telescope
Data Handbooks

The HST Data Handbooks describe datasets produced by each instrument aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Techniques for reading, displaying, understanding, calibrating, and analyzing datasets are presented for all data sent to observers or available through the HST Data Archive.

Introduction This Introduction to the HST Data Handbooks is intended to provide an introductory level understanding of topics general to the data from all HST instruments. With this version, 8.0, the former Instrument Data Handbooks' Introduction, Chapters 1, 2 and 3, and Appendices A, B and C, have been extracted into Chapters 1-6 of this standalone document. (PDF version.)
ACS Advanced Camera for Surveys (PDF version.)
COS Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (PDF version.)
FGS Fine Guidance Sensors (PDF version.)
NICMOS Near Infrared Camera and Multi Object Spectrometer (PDF version.)
STIS Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (PDF version.)
WFC3 Wide Field Camera 3 (PDF version.)

Volume 2: Heritage Instruments

This volume focuses on the instruments that are no longer onboard the spacecraft-the heritage instruments. These instruments are: FOS, GHRS, HSP, FOC, WF/PC-1 and WFPC2.

Preface How to use this Handbook (PDF version.)
FOS Faint Object Spectrograph (PDF version.)
GHRS Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (PDF version.)
HSP High Speed Photometer (PDF version.)
WF/PC-1 Wide Field/Planetary Camera - 1 (PDF version.)
WFPC2 Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (PDF version.)
FOC Faint Object Camera (PDF version.)
Appendices Internet resources, task examples, and index (PDF version.)