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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Instrument Handbook for Cycle 22 > Chapter 13: Spectroscopic Reference Material > FP-SPLIT Slits0.2X0.06FP(A-E) Apertures

FP-SPLIT Slits
0.2X0.06FP(A-E) Apertures
Description
The FP-SPLIT slits consist of two sets of five slits; in each set the slits are all the same size. They are for use with the MAMA echelle gratings. It is possible to achieve high S/N data for bright targets, independently of the quality of the flat-field, by means of a special observing strategy wherein multiple spectrograms are obtained through these slits.
Special Considerations
See Chapter 12 for more details on obtaining high S/N spectral data. Observations with this slit require a prior PEAKUP.
 
Figure 13.76: Schematic of the STIS Fixed-Pattern Slit Configuration. AXIS1 corresponds to the dispersion direction, and AXIS2 to the spatial direction. Dimensions are not to scale.
FP-SPLIT Throughputs
Table 13.29: Throughput for 0.2X0.06FP(A-E)
Figure 13.77: 0.2X0.06FP(A-E) Aperture Throughput as a Function of Wavelength

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