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|Cycle 23 STIS Instrument Handbook|
The F25MGII filter with the NUV-MAMA provides narrow-band imaging centered on the 2798 Å Mg II feature.There is a substantial redleak in this filter. Sources with a red underlying continuum may be difficult to observe. Users should be careful to take into account the underlying continuum in estimating whether the observation will fall within the bright object protection limits. This filter also has a complex PSF and exhibits several ghosts.Figure 14.44: Point Source PSF for F25MGII NUV-MAMA 7."5 square (at pixel 316,658, log scaled, B-V=-0.04). Note psf ghost ~45 pixels left of peak pixel and a few 10-3 of the peak, as well as the much more complex ghost about 10 pixels to the right of the central pixel.
Pivot λ (Å) Speak Bλ R80 (arcsec) Table 14.18: F25MGII NUV-MAMA Sensitivity & Throughput
Figure 14.46: Point Source S/N vs. V+ABν for the F25MGII NUV-MAMA mode. Curves are labeled by required exposure time (seconds).Figure 14.47: Extended Source S/N vs. V+ABν for the F25MGII NUV-MAMA mode. Top curves are for an area of 0.2 arcsec2; bottom curves are for 1 arcsec2. Average sky assumed. Curves are labeled by required exposure time (seconds).Table 14.19: Radial Profile for F25MGII*
Figure 14.48: Point Source Encircled Energy for F25MGII NUV-MAMAFigure 14.49: Point Source Intensity vs. Radius for F25MGII NUV-MAMA