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Newletters (STANs) Space Telescope Analysis Newsletters (STANs) are sent to observers via email, whenever there is news that may affect observation planning or analysis.
Instrument Handbook The Instrument Handbook is the primary guide to the characteristics and use of the instrument. It is also available in PDF format.
Data Handbook The HST Data Handbook is the primary reference for data format and analysis information.
Instrument Science Reports ISRs are technical reports written by the COS Group staff about various aspects of the instrument and data. They usually contain in depth information about a specific topic.
Calibration Workshop Papers The 2010 workshop presentations included a variety of COS-related subjects ranging from its commissioning and characterization to the most recent advances in data calibration.
220th AAS Posters COS posters presented at the 220th American Astronomical Society Conference in June 2012.
215th AAS Posters COS posters presented at the 215th American Astronomical Society Conference in January 2010.
Information Brochure May 2012 The COS Information Brochure contains an overview of the instrument's capabilities (PDF).

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ISR 2016-14: Cycle 22 COS/NUV Fold Distribution
T. Wheeler 21 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-13: Cycle 22 COS/FUV Spectroscopic Sensitivity Monitor
G. DeRosa 20 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-12: Cycle 22 COS NUV Internal/External Wavelength Scale Monitor
P. Sonnentrucker 19 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-11: Cycle 22 COS NUV Dark Monitor Summary
M. Fix 18 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-10: Cycle 22 COS/NUV Spectroscopic Sensitivity Monitor
J. Taylor 17 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-09: Cycle 22 COS Target Acquisition Monitor
COS 16 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-08: Cycle 22 Characterization of HV Change Effect on the COS/FUV Sensitivity
D. Sahnow 15 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-07: Cycle 22 COS FUV Detector Gain Maps
D. Sahnow 14 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-06: Cycle 22 COS FUV Internal/External Wavelength Scale Monitor
P. Sonnentrucker 13 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-05: Cycle 22 COS FUV Dark Monitor Summary
M. Fix 12 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-04: Summary of COS Cycle 23 Calibration Plan
P. Sonnentrucker 11 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-03: Summary of the COS Cycle 22 Calibration Program
P. Sonnentrucker 10 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-02: Characterizing the COS OSM1 Drift in the Dispersion Direction
J. White 29 Aug 2016