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Numerics
0.1X0.03 Aperture
0.2X0.05ND Aperture
0.2X0.06 Aperture
0.2X0.06FP(A-E) Apertures
0.2X0.09 Aperture
0.2X0.2 Aperture 1, 2
0.2X0.2FP(A-E) Apertures
0.3X0.05ND Aperture
11.4 Fixing Orientation on the Sky
52X0.05 Aperture
52X0.05D1 Aperture
52X0.05E1 Aperture 1, 2, 3, 4
52X0.1 Aperture
52X0.1D1 Aperture
52X0.1E1 Aperture 1, 2, 3, 4
52X0.2 Aperture
52X0.2D1 Aperture
52X0.2E1 Aperture 1, 2, 3, 4
52X0.2E2 Aperture 1, 2
52X0.2F1 Aperture 1, 2, 3, 4
52X0.5 Aperture
52X0.5D1 Aperture
52X0.5E1 Aperture 1, 2, 3
52X0.5E2 Aperture 1, 2
52X2 Aperture
52X2D1 Aperture
52X2E1 Aperture 1, 2, 3
52X2E2 Aperture 1, 2
6X0.2 Aperture
A
ACCUM mode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
accuracies
target acquisition
accuracy
annealing
aperture 1, 2
see also "filter"
slit wheel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
auto-wavecals
available-but-unsupported apertures
B
background
bandpass 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
bars
52X0.2F1 1, 2, 3, 4
coronagraphic mask 1, 2, 3
fiducials 1, 2
bias 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
overscan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
binning 1, 2
breathing
bright object limits 1, 2
imaging
spectroscopic
buffer 1, 2, 3
BUFFER-TIME
C
calibration
exposures
ground testing
pipeline
scattered light correction
SMOV
calibration lamp 1, 2
also see flat fields for krypton and deuterium 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
calstis
CCD
ACCUM
bias
bias234
binning
charge transfer efficiency
cosmic rays 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
CR-SPLIT 1, 2, 3, 4
CTE 1, 2
detector 1, 2
fringe flat fields
fringing
gain 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ghost images 1, 2
hot pixel
performance
plate scale 1, 2
saturation 1, 2
sensitivity
shutter 1, 2, 3, 4
spectral response
subarrays
CCDGAIN
charge transfer efficiency
checkbox
conventions
nomenclature
coronagraph
wedge
coronagraphic
imaging
observations
COS
compared to STIS
count rate
determination
global 1, 2, 3
local
MAMA
cross-dispersers
cross-dispersion
cross-dispersion profiles
CR-SPLIT
CTE 1, 2
CVZ (Continuous Viewing Zone) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
D
D1 aperture positions 1, 2, 3
dark current 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
darks
daily dark
superdark 1, 2
Data Number (DN) 1, 2, 3
data storage
detector
background
CCD 1, 2
MAMA
detectors
CCD
parallel operation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
diffraction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
diffuse acquisition
distortion
dither 1, 2
dithering 1, 2
Doppler Correction
drift rates 1, 2
dynamic-range 1, 2
E
E1 aperture positions 1, 2, 3, 4
E140H grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
E140M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
E2 aperture positions 1, 2, 3
E230H grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
E230M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
earthshine
echelle
order overlap
scattered light
scattered light correction
efficiency
encircled energy 1, 2, 3, 4
Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) 1, 2
exposure times
extended source 1, 2, 3, 4
extinction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
F
fiducials 1, 2, 3
field of view
HST
filter
25MAMA 1, 2, 3, 4
25MAMAD1
50CCD
50CORON 1, 2
F25CIII 1, 2, 3
F25CN182 1, 2
F25CN270 1, 2
F25LYA
F25MGII 1, 2
F25ND3 1, 2
F25ND5 1, 2
F25QTZ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
F25QTZD1
F25SRF2 1, 2
F25SRF2D1
F28X50OII
F28X50OIII 1, 2
neutral density 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
FITS
data files 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
fixed-pattern 1, 2, 3
flat field
krypton and deuterium 1, 2
flat field calibration
focus 1, 2
FP-SPLIT
apertures 1, 2, 3
fringe amplitudes
fringe flat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
fringing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
full well
CCD saturation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
FUV-MAMA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
G
G140L grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
G140M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
G230L grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
G230LB grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
G230M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
G230MB grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
G430L grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
G430M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
G750L grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
G750M grating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
geocoronal emission 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
geometric distortion
ghost image 1, 2, 3
GO wavecals
grating wheel 1, 2, 3
ground testing 1, 2, 3
H
help desk 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
highres
sampling 1, 2, 3, 4
high-time-resolution 1, 2
HITM
calibration 1, 2, 3
hot pixels
I
imaging
central wavelength
coronagraphic
filters
FWHM
limiting magnitudes
overview
red leak
sensitivity limits
interstellar extinction
L
light path
Limiting magnitudes
linearity
also see non-linearity 1, 2, 3, 4
line-spread function 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
long-slit echelle
LOW-SKY
M
MAMA
ACCUM
bright object limits 1, 2, 3
BUFFER-TIME
dark current 1, 2, 3
detector
highres
non-linearity
parallel observations
performance
plate scale
read time
saturation
sensitivity
spectral offset
spectral response
Time-Tag
mask
also see coronagraph 1, 2, 3, 4
coronagraphic
memory 1, 2, 3, 4
microchannel 1, 2, 3, 4
moving targets
MSM (mode selection mechanism) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
multispec task
N
non-linearity
MAMA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
nonuniformity 1, 2, 3
NUV-MAMA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
O
occultation
occulting
occulting bar
see fiducial or coronagraph 1, 2
operating modes
optical design
orbits
CCD/MAMA
maximum number
orbit-time determination
ORIENT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
orientation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
overheads 1, 2, 3, 4
overillumination
overlight 1, 2
P
parallel observations 1, 2, 3, 4
CCD
coordinated 1, 2
pure
pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
patterns
generic
LINE
SPIRAL
imaging
STIS-CCD-BOX
STIS-MAMA-BOX
STIS-SPIRAL-DITH
spectroscopic
STIS-ALONG-SLIT
STIS-PERP-TO-SLIT
peakup 1, 2
exposure time
Phase I 1, 2
preparation
Phase II
preparation
photocathode 1, 2
pipeline calibration
planetary targets 1, 2, 3
Plate scale, spectroscopic
plate scales
point source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
point source acquisitions
point spread function 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
position angle
POS-TARG
precision
prism 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
proposal
observing sequence
overheads 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
parallel observations 1, 2
Phase II
pseudo-apertures 1, 2
D1 apertures 1, 2
E1 CTE positions 1, 2, 3
E2 CTE positions 1, 2
Q
quantum efficiency (QE) 1, 2, 3
R
read noise 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
readout 1, 2, 3, 4
red leak 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
reflection
repeatability 1, 2, 3
repeller wire 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
resolution 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
S
saturation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
scattered light 1, 2, 3
scattered light correction
echelle
scheduling policies
Section 12.8 1, 2, 3
Section 4.2.2
Section 4.2.3
Section 7.6
sensitivity
time dependence 1, 2
units 1, 2
shadow 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
signal-to-noise 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
determination
high 1, 2, 3
sky background 1, 2
slit
see aperture 1, 2, 3
slit wheel
slitless spectroscopy
SMOV
solar system targets
solar-blind 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
solar-system
target acquisition
South Atlantic Anomaly 1, 2
spatial profiles 1, 2
spectral purity 1, 2, 3
spectroscopy
echelle
first-order
gratings
limiting magnitudes
objective-prism
overview
sensitivity limits
slitless 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
spatially resolved 1, 2, 3
spectral range
spectral resolution
stability 1, 2, 3, 4
STIS compared to COS
STMAG system 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64
STSDAS 1, 2, 3, 4
supported apertures
T
Table 4.1
target acquisition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
accuracies
ACQ 1, 2, 3, 4
centering 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
checkbox 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
diffuse
dwell point
exposure time
flux-weighted centroid 1, 2
moving targets
offset 1, 2
peakdown
peakup
point
target-of-opportunity 1, 2
TAS (Target Acquisition Simulator) 1, 2
tastis 1, 2, 3
TDS 1, 2
throughput
spectroscopy
tilt
primary
secondary
see scan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
time-resolved observations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
TIME-TAG 1, 2, 3, 4
transmission
U
undersampling 1, 2
user support
help desk
W
wavecal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
automatic 1, 2, 3, 4
zero point 1, 2
zero-points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
wavelength calibration 1, 2
Web pages
Z
zodiacal light 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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