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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
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Late Breaking News from the Last 45 Days

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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

The color tool has been updated to include a new version of the NICMOS unit conversion form.

News Archive

Documents added in the last 45 days

ISR 2017-05: Variable He I emission in grism data
N. Pirzkal & R. Ryan 20 Feb 2017

ISR 2017-04: An Exploration of WFC3/IR Dark Current Variation
B. Sunnquist, S. Baggett & K. S. Long 15 Feb 2017

ISR 2017-03: Long-term Stability of the Post-Flash LED Lamp
C. Martlin S. Baggett 13 Feb 2017

ISR 2017-02: Analysis of Dragon's Breath and Scattered Light Detector Anomalies on WFC3/UVIS
J. Fowler, L. Markwardt, M. Bourque, & J. Anderson 10 Feb 2017

Document Archive

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