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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

News Archive

Documents added in the last 45 days

ISR 2016-10: WFC3/UVIS EPER CTE Cycles Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Harish Khandrika, Sylvia Baggett, Ariel Bowers 23 May 2016

ISR 2016-07: Updated WFC3/UVIS Chip Dependent SYNPHOT/PYSYNPHOT Files
Susana Deustua 03 May 2016

ISR 2016-08: WFC3/UVIS Dark Calibration: Monitoring Results and Improvements to Dark Reference Files
M. Bourque & S. Baggett 22 Apr 2016

Document Archive

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