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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Instrument Handbook for Cycle 22 > Chapter 17: Calibration Statusand Plans > 17.5 Cycle 8 Calibration

17.5
The Cycle 8 calibration plan was modeled closely on the Cycle 7 calibration plan. Once again, supported modes were monitored for such things as sensitivity changes, flat-field evolution, and dispersion solutions. No additional calibrations were taken for most available-but-unsupported configurations.
In addition to monitoring instrument health and safety and maintaining the overall calibration of STIS supported modes, our special goals were as follows:
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To characterize observations with the FUV-MAMA repeller wire turned off, with the aim of possibly making this available for Cycle 10. This should improve the spectral resolution at the expense of a ~35% loss of sensitivity.
The results of all the Cycle 8 calibration programs are presented in the close-out report STIS ISR 2001-04.

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