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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

PandExo: A community tool for transiting exoplanet science with JWST & HST

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 2017-07: WFC3 Chip Dependent Photometry with the UV filters
Susana E. Deustua, Ralph C. Bohlin, Jennifer Mack, Varun Bajaj, Harish Khandrika, Elena Sabbi 20 Apr 2017

ISR 2017-10: Comparing Aperture Photometry Software Packages
V. Bajaj, H. Khandrika 06 Apr 2017

Document Archive

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