The high image quality of NICMOS can be characterized by the Strehl ratio of the PSF, namely the ratio of the observed PSF to the TinyTim PSF peak fluxes. This ratio is very high for NICMOS, ranging from 0.8 to 0.9 at all wavelengths and in all cameras at their optimal focus. Important information on Image Quality can be found in the Image Quailty section of Chapter 4 of the NICMOS Instrument Handbook. For more specific details on NICMOS image quality, follow the links to the documents listed below.
NICMOS Image Quality Documentation
Important updates, discoveries and developments that could potentially affect NICMOS observations, calibration, or data analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Status reports reflecting the current understanding of instrument characteristics, performance and calibration.
The NICMOS Instrument Handbook is the primary guide regarding the characteristics and use of the instrument. The HST Data Handbook is the primary guide for calibration, reduction and analysis of NICMOS data.
Instrument Science Reports:
ISRs are technical reports written by members of the NICMOS Group about various aspects of the instrument and data. They usually contain in-depth information about specific topics.
L. Mazzuca 06 Oct 2002
S. Arribas 14 Mar 2002
J. Krist 15 Nov 1999
M. Sosey 20 Sep 1999
S. Holfeltz 13 Sep 1999
A. Suchkov 10 Jun 1999
A. Suchkov 11 Nov 1998
A. Suchkov 15 Sep 1998
A. D. Storrs 13 Jul 1998
A. Storrs 14 May 1998
A. Suchkov 01 May 1998
A. Suchkov 16 Mar 1998
A.Suchkov 16 Mar 1998
Papers and Proceedings:
Selected NICMOS related published papers and workshop proceedings.
Cookbook style instructions, prescribed procedures, and helpful tips.
Examples of how to use various NICMOS-related tools, calibration and analysis techniques.
Space Telescope Analysis Newsletters:
STANs contain useful information regarding calibration and data reduction.