NICMOS provides its hightest sensitivity from 1.1 to ~2 microns, where it is superior to an 8m class telescope, and better sensitivity than the ACS for all observations for wavelengths longward of ~1.0 microns. Important information on sensitivity can be found in Chapter 4: Imaging of the NICMOS Instrument Handbook, as well as in Appendix 1: Imaging Reference Material of the NICMOS Instrument Handbook. For more specific details on sensitivity, follow the links to the documents listed below.
NICMOS Sensitivity & Throughput 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.
A. Storrs 23 Aug 1999
D. Calzetti 27 Nov 1996
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.
NICMOS STScI Analysis Newsletter 3
Update on NICMOS Cycle 7 science program
and Exposure Time Calculator