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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

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On June 15, 2017, 18 bias files, 4 post-flash files, and 1 image photometry table for WFC3/UVIS were delivered to the Calibration Reference Data System (CRDS) and went live in the 2017.2 release of the MAST processing pipeline for WFC3. These files will be used for processing all WFC3/UVIS data. Please check the [WFC3 reference file pages] and the [WFC3 Photometry website] for more information.

News Archive

Documents added in the last 45 days

ISR 2017-22: WFC3 Anomalies Flagged by the Quicklook Team
C.M. Gosmeyer & The Quicklook Team 08 Sept 2017

ISR 2018-10: Updates to the WFC3/UVIS Filter-Dependent and Geometric Distortions
C. Martlin, V. Kozhurina-Platais, M. McKay, E. Sabbi 11 Jul 2018

ISR 2018-09: WFC3/IR: Time Dependency - of Linear Geometric Distortion
M. McKay, & V. Kozhurina-Platais 02 Jul 2018

ISR 2018-08: WFC3 color term transformations for UV filters
Annalisa Calamida, Jennifer Mack, Susana Deustua, Elena Sabbi 29 Jun 2018

ISR 2018-07: Impact of Increased Jitter on WFC3/UVIS PSFs
Jay Anderson and Elena Sabbi 29 Jun 2018

WFC3 STAN Issue 27, July 2018
C.Martlin 24 Jun 2018

ISR 2018-06: WFC3/IR Blob Monitoring
Ben Sunnquist 05 Jun 2018

Document Archive

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