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GIF of Jupiter's aurora taken with STIS
Over the course of Cycle 24 and 151 orbits, STIS was used to observe Jupiter's moons and aurorae in program 14634 (PI: Grodent). The data used to produce this GIF was taken with the STIS FUV-MAMA in TIMETAG mode.

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) was installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second servicing mission (SM2) in 1997. STIS is a versatile imaging spectrograph, providing spatially resolved spectroscopy from 1150 to 10300 Å at low to medium spectral resolution, high spatial resolution echelle spectroscopy in the UV, solar-blind imaging in the UV, time-tagging of photons for high time resolution in the UV, and direct and coronagraphic imaging in the optical.

STIS operated on Side-1 electronics until 2004, when it experienced an electronic failure. It remained inoperable until it was repaired successfully in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4 (SM4). STIS has since been operating on Side-2 electronics with all ultraviolet and optical channels.

Current Status

STIS is Operational.

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ISR 2019-01: A New Method to Monitor the HST/STIS Focus

May 24, 2019M. Maclay

ISR 2018-07: STIS Bright Object Protection for Available-But-Unsupported Modes

December 08, 2018J. Carlberg

ISR 2018-06: Impacts of focus on aspects of STIS UV Spectroscopy

November 05, 2018A. Riley, T. Monroe, S. Lockwood

ISR 2018-05: Performance of the STIS CCD Dark Rate Temperature Correction

October 08, 2018D. Branton

ISR 2018-04: Monitoring the STIS Wavelength Calibration: MAMA and CCD First-Order Modes

August 28, 2018D. Welty

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November 2018 STAN

November 01, 2018

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LAST UPDATED: 06/17/2019

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