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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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New in the Last 45 Days

March 2015 STAN
In this Newsletter we provide updates on COS and STIS to users preparing a program for the HST Phase 1 deadline. Detailed is information about observing background limited targets with both COS and STIS, new flux calibration accuracy limitations on COS FUV observations of extended targets, Cycle 23 ETC updates, and effects of the OSM drift on the COS NUV wavelengths.
COS+STIS Team 12 Mar 2015

February 2015 STAN
In this Newsletter we provide information to COS users on the move of most FUV spectra to LP3 and the revised spectral extraction algorithm used at that position.
COS+STIS Team 16 Feb 2015