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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph

Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) was installed onboard HST during Servicing Mission (SM) 2 in 1997 and operated until an electronic failure in 2004. It resumed operations with all ultraviolet and optical channels in 2009 after it was successfully repaired during SM4.

STIS is a versatile imaging spectrograph, providing spatially resolved spectroscopy in the UV and optical, high spatial resolution echelle spectroscopy in the UV, solar-blind imaging in the UV, and direct and coronagraphic imaging in the optical. Further information about STIS instrument characteristics and performance over time is available on the STIS web pages in Handbooks, Reports, and Newsletter articles.

Documents Added
in the Last 45 Days

STIS Instrument Handbook for Cycle 24
J. Biretta January 2016

ISR 2018-06: Impacts of focus on aspects of STIS UV Spectroscopy

November 2018 STAN
STIS Team 01 Nov 2018

November 2018 STAN
STIS Team 31 Oct 2018

November 2018 STAN
STIS Team 31 Oct 2018

November 2018 STAN
STIS Team 31 Oct 2018

Calibration - Cycle 26
STIS Team 18 Oct 2018

Calibration - Cycle 26
STIS Team 18 Oct 2018


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