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Late Breaking News

November 2015 STAN
The COS/STIS Team announces a new high contrast imaging program designed at pushing down to the photon limit at the inner working angle of STIS' BAR5 aperture location, as well as a call to the community to help support this activity.
COS/STIS Team 06 Nov 2015

October 2015 STAN
In this STAN we announce the release of a new version of the COS Data Handbook (v3.0).
COS/STIS Team 19 Oct 2015

ISR 2015-06: STIS CCD Saturation Effects

High Contrast Coronagraphy at small inner working angles
STIS Team 04 Nov 2015

STIS Calibration - Cycle 22
STIS Team 29 Oct 2015

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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.