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Wide Field Camera 3

The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared


The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) is a fourth-generation UVIS/IR imager aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). WFC3 was installed in May 2009 during HST servicing mission 4, and replaces the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

WFC3 Status

The UVIS and IR Channels are operating nominally.

WFC3 STAN Archive
All Telescopes documents of interest to WFC3 users

Late Breaking News from the Last 45 Days

Please note that the default aperture radius for WFC3/UVIS is 0.4 arcsec (90% of encircled energy). For 80% of encircled energy, use an aperture with radius 0.2 arcsec, comparable to the ACS default.

Quick-Start Advice to Run Reverse Correction for CTE now available here: CTE Tools

WFC3 Throughput are now available as text files: Throughput Tables

News Archive

Documents added in the last 45 days

WFC3 STAN - Issue 20, March 2015
1 Cycle 23 Phase I Deadline Reminder and Updates to APT
2 WFC3/UVIS Two-Chip Photometry
3 A New Infrared Sample Sequence: SPARS5
4 New Apertures for WFC3
5 Updates to the WFC3 Instrument Handbook for Cycle 23
6 WFC3 Talks and Posters Presented at 2015 AAS Meeting
7 Pixel Bundles: Facilitating PSF Analysis in the FLT Domain
8 New Documentation
WFC3 02 Mar 2015

Document Archive

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