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FOC Documentation

Instrument Handbook The primary source of information for the FOC is the FOC Instrument Handbook, of which the latest version is 7.0, dated June 1996. Versions 5.0 and 6.0 of the FOC Instrument Handbook are available.
HST Data Handbook The HST Data Handbook describes data sets produced by each instrument aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and techniques for reading, understanding, calibrating, and analyzing the data. Appendices are available that describe how to use the HST data archives, STEIS, and the STSDAS and IRAF software.
FOC chapters are also available in PDF format.
FOC Instrument Science Reports ISRs are technical reports written by the FOC Group staff about various aspects of the instrument and data. They usually contain in depth information about a specific topic.
Telescope and Instrument Performance Summary The presentations made by the FOC at the TIPS meetings provide a review of activities during the preceding weeks. The meetings are held at STScI roughly once a month.
FOC Calibration Plans The FOC calibration plans for Cycle 7, Cycle 6, and Cycle 5 are provided, showing the proposal IDs, and individual descriptions of each of the calibration proposals.
FOC History and Advisories Old notices and reports about the FOC detail some of the history of the FOC calibrations and operations.
HST Calibration Workshop Proceedings The Conference Proceedings from both the 1993 and 1997 HST Calibration Workshops contain useful chapters on the FOC.