The technical and operational information contained in this Handbook is
the summary of the experience gained both by members of the STScI NICMOS group and by the NICMOS IDT (P.I.: Rodger Thompson, U. of Arizona) encompassing Cycle 7, Cycle 7N and Cycles 11-16. Special thanks are due to Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider and Dean Hines (U. of Arizona), whose help has been instrumental in many sections of this Handbook. We are also indebted to Wolfram Freudling (ST-ECF) for major contributions to the section on the NICMOS grisms.
The editors are grateful for the contributions from the past and present
members of the NICMOS group and members of the SSB group at STScI including: Santiago Arribas, Eddie Bergeron, Torsten Boeker, Howard Bushouse, Daniela Calzetti, Luis Colina, Mark Dickinson, Sherie Holfeltz, David Grumm, Chris Hanley, Robert Jedrzejewski, Victoria Laidler, Lisa Mazzuca, Helene McLaughlin, Bahram Mobasher, Keith Noll, Antonella Nota, Adam Riess, Erin Roye, Chris Skinner, Al Schultz, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Megan Sosey, Alex Storrs, Anatoly Suchkov, Chun Xu, Wolfram Freudling (ST-ECF). We are also grateful for the technical assistance provided by Susan Rose and Jim Younger in editing this Handbook.