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FOC Calibration Plans

Calibration Summary

Since the FOC is a relatively little-used instrument, it is hard to justify a large and costly calibration program. We have therefore concentrated on monitoring programs only, to ensure that the instrument is correctly focussed and the UV throughput is nominal, as well as to keep track of the geometric distortion. The program will provide monitoring coverage for the ~200 orbits of remaining Cycle 5-7 FOC programs.

FOC Cycle 7 Calibration Plan

Each program is described in detail, giving the following information:

The calibration plan consisted of the following proposals: