The Hubble Space Telescope Primer for Cycle 21
is a companion document to the HST Call for Proposals1
. It provides an overview of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), with basic information about telescope operations, instrument capabilities, and technical aspects of the proposal preparation process. A thorough understanding of the material in this document is essential for the preparation of a competitive proposal.
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