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Wide Field Camera 3

The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared


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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

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 2016-15: Trace and Wavelength Calibrations of the WFC3 G102 and G141 IR Grisms
N. Pirzkal, R. Ryan, and G. Brammer 06 Sep 2016

ISR 2016-14: Supplemental Dither Patterns for WFC3/IR
Jay Anderson 30 Aug 2016

Document Archive

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