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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Instrument Handbook for Cycle 22 > Chapter 13: Spectroscopic Reference Material > 52X0.05E1 and 52X0.05D1 Pseudo-Apertures

52X0.05E1 and 52X0.05D1 Pseudo-Apertures
Description
These pseudo-apertures are the same physical aperture as the 52X0.05 aperture, but are used to place the target at different locations on the detectors to reduce CTE loss or FUV-MAMA background. The throughputs of the E1 and D1 apertures as a function of wavelength are similar to those of the corresponding regular positions. However, there is some vignetting of the gratings that changes the overall system throughput slightly with varying position along the slit. At the E1 positions, the overall low dispersion throughputs are decreased by 2 to 3%, while at the D1 position the G140L throughput is increased by 2 to 7%. Throughput changes for the medium resolution gratings are not well characterized, but should be similar. Since these throughput changes depend on the grating and the position on the detector, they are handled in the pipeline calibration by the use of low-order flat fields (lfl files) rather than by a change in aperture throughput curve. The usage of these slits is supported only for certain modes, as listed in the table below.
Special Considerations
Same special considerations as for the 52X0.05 aperture apply to these pseudo-apertures. See reference information on previous page.
G140L and G140M
Places the target 21(G140L) or 41(G140M) above the bottom edge of FUV-MAMA; intended for observations of very faint targets where dark current contribution should be minimized

Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Instrument Handbook for Cycle 22 > Chapter 13: Spectroscopic Reference Material > 52X0.05E1 and 52X0.05D1 Pseudo-Apertures

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