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A
AB(nu) 1, 2, 3
Abberrated Beam Coronagraph
Aberration Correction
ABMAG
ACCUM mode
SBC
WFC
Apertures
available-but-unsupported
coronagraph/acqs 1, 2
HRC 1, 2
ramps 1, 2
SBC
small filters
subarrays
WFC 1, 2
A-to-D Converter
WFC
B
Bandpass 1, 2
BOP
screening
solar system objects
Bright Object Protection
global limit 1, 2
limiting V magnitudes
local limit 1, 2
policy
global limit table
parallels
Phase I
Phase II
safety
Buffer
compression
internal memory
overheads
SBC
SBC 16 bit
WFC
C
CALACS
Calibration
accuracies
lamps
non-science exposures/GO obtained
CCDs
HRC. See HRC
WFC. See WFC
Charge Transfer Efficiency
background considerations
parallel measurement/table
predicted/expected losses
serial measurement/table
utilizing POS TARGS
Coordinated Parallels
Coronagraphy
coronagraph design
Lyot stop
occulting finger
occulting masks
PSF
Cosmic Rays
CR-splitting
HRC
WFC
Count Rate Limits
SBC 1, 2
CR-SPLIT 1, 2
CTE
D
Dark Current
SBC
Dark Frames
HRC/WFC
Data Number (DN) 1, 2
Data Storage
buffer dumps 1, 2
buffer size
data transfer rate/overheads
data volume
Detectors
SBC. See SBC
WFC. see WFC
Dithering
cosmic rays
goals
Drizzle/Multidrizzle
E
Earthshine 1, 2
Encircled Energy
models
Exposure Time Calculations
ETC
examples
sky backgrounds
Exposures
minimum/maximum exposure time
overheads
Extinction
F
Field of View (FOV)
HRC
ramps
SBC
WFC
Filter Wheel
SBC
WFC/HRC
Filters 1, 2
HRC/F220W 1, 2
HRC/F250W
HRC/F330W
HRC/F344N
HRC/F435W
HRC/F475W
HRC/F502N
HRC/F550M
HRC/F555W
HRC/F606W
HRC/F625W
HRC/F658N
HRC/F660N
HRC/F775W
HRC/F814W
HRC/F850LP
HRC/F892N
HRC/G800L
HRC/PR200L
Johnson-Cousins
narrow-band
Ramp Filters
WFC
SBC Summary Table
SBC/F115LP
SBC/F122M
SBC/F125LP
SBC/F140LP
SBC/F150LP
SBC/F165LP
SBC/PR110LP
SBC/PR130LP
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
WFC/F435W
WFC/F475W
WFC/F502N
WFC/F550M
WFC/F555W
WFC/F606W
WFC/F625W
WFC/F658N
WFC/F660N
WFC/F775W
WFC/F814W
WFC/F850LP
WFC/G800L
WFC/HRC Summary Table
Fringing
G
Geocoronal emission
Geometric Distortion
PSF
temporal changes
WFC
H
Hot Pixels
creation rate table 1, 2
data quality array
dither pattern
shot noise
spontaneous healing
warm pixels definition
HRC
apertures
coating
dark count
detector architecture
field of view
fringing
multiple electron events
Performance Characteristics Table
physical overscan
pixel size
plate scale 1, 2
point spread function
QE hysteresis
quantum efficiency
ramp filters 1, 2
read noise
readout
virtual overscan
I
Imaging
anomalies
BOP
limiting magnitude
saturation
SBC detector
signal-to-noise
WFC detector
Imaging caveats
filters see filters
L
Lamps
deuterium
tungsten
Light Paths 1, 2
Limiting Magnitudes
Linearity
SBC
LOW-SKY 1, 2
Lyot Stop
M
MAMA. See SBC
Memory.See Buffer
Multidrizzle/Drizzle
O
Optical Path
HRC/SBC
WFC
Optics
coronagraph
corrective optics
fold mirror
HRC/SBC
spherical aberration
WFC
Orientation
computing
ORIENTAT
PA_APER
Overheads
buffer dumps 1, 2
buffer size
examples
guide star ACQ/reACQ
observatory level
readout
science exposure level
spectroscopy
subarrays
table
target acquisition
P
Parallel Observations
APT
coordinated parallels
pointing
pure parallels
SBC in parallel
Patterns
Phase I
bright object limits
preparation 1, 2
Photometry
encircled energy
Plate Scale 1, 2
Polarimetry
filters
PSF
coronagraphy
encircled energy
geometric distortion
HRC
models
pixel response function
residual aberrations
undersampling
WFC
Pure Parallel Program
Q
Quantum Efficiency Hysteresis 1, 2
R
Ramp Filters
aperture location
apertures
Readout Time
Red Leaks
SBC
S
Saturation
SBC 1, 2
SBC
ACCUM mode 1, 2
apertures
BOP
buffer
characteristics 1, 2
flat field
global count rate
limiting count rates
local count rate
MAMA detector
non-linearity
optical path
physical description
plate scale
policy 1, 2
PSF
red leaks
repeller wire
signal to noise limitation
spectral response
Scheduling
SBC considerations
Sensitivity
HRC/G800L 1, 2
HRC/PR 200L
WFC/G800L 1, 2, 3
Signal-to-Noise
sky background
Solar System Objects
South Atlantic Anomaly
Spectroscopy
HRC
SBC
WFC
STIS
Subarrays
amplifier
data volume
overscan
T
Target ACQ
accuracy
aperture
ramp filters
Tiny TIM
Transmission Curves
broad-band filters
medium-band filters
narrow-band filters
SBC filters
SDSS filters
W
WFC
ACCUM
apertures 1, 2
characteristics
dark count
detector architecture
field of view
fringing
full width half maximum (FWHM)
gain
Performance Characteristics Table
pixel size
plate scale 1, 2
point spread function
QE hysteresis
quantum efficiency
ramp filters 1, 2
read noise
readout
virtual overscan
Z
Zodiacal Light
ΗΡΧ
οπερατινγ τεμπερατυρε
ΩΦΧ
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