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March 2019 STAN

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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)

March 2019

This STAN provides information for Phase I proposals, including information about relevant posters presented at the most recent AAS in January, post-safing updates, and ETC updates.



Contents




New STIS Posters from the 2019 Winter AAS

Here we summarize the posters presented at the most recent AAS meeting in January. The STIS Team presented posters detailing available modes with STIS, visible light observations using coronography, spatial scanning with STIS, and an update on the STIS software tools.

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Post-Safing Updates

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was in safe mode for almost a month in October 2018. This article reviews any changes in STIS operations as a result.

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Cycle 27 STIS ETC Updates

Here, we note any important changes to the Cycle 27 ETC, including dark rate and throughput estimations.

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