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NICMOS FAQs

This is the NICMOS Frequently Asked Question list. Some of the items on the list below link to answers to individually posed questions while others link to lists of FAQs and answers related to specified topics.


NICMOS FAQs

Q: NICMOS Predefined Patterns A: ...
 
Q: Filters A: ...
 
Q: How do I convert a line strength into a flux in Jy? A: ...
 
Q: South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) A: ...
 
Q: PSF Measurements A: ...
 
Q: Photometry A: ...
 
Q: Phase II Overheads A: ...
 
Q: Observing Modes A: ...
 
Q: What value should I put for NREAD in the Exposure Time Calculator? A: ...
 
Q: How often would I have to acquire new guide stars? A: ...
 
Q: GRISMs A: ...
 
Q: Why doesn't the Exposure Time Calculator work? A: ...
 
Q: Errata A: ...
 
Q: Chopping & Dithering A: ...
 
Q: Calibration Software Tools A: ...
 
Q: If I need to observe a field containing bright stars, do I risk damage to the NICMOS detector by saturating it? A: ...
 
Q: When using the WWW Exposure Time Calculator for polarimetry, what is the source flux I have to input? A: ...