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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

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 2017-17: WFC3/UVIS Read Noise Aug 2009 - Apr 2017
H. Khandrika 26 Jun 2017

WFC3 STAN Issue 25, June 2017
C.Martlin 23 Jun 2017

ISR 2017-18: Asteroids in the WFC3/IR Frontier Fields Images
B. Sunnquist, J. Mack & H. Khandrika 22 Jun 2017

ISR 2017-20: Trace and Wavelength Calibrations of the UVIS G280 +1/-1 Grism Orders
Nor Pirzkal, Bryan Hilbert, Barry Rothberg 21 Jun 2017

WFC3/UVIS Updated 2017 Chip- Dependent Inverse Sensitivity Values
S.E. Deustua, J. Mack, V. Bajaj, H. Khandrika 20 Jun 2017

ISR 2017-15: 2017 Update on the WFC3/UVIS Stability and Contamination Monitor
C. E. Shanahan, C. M. Gosmeyer, S. Baggett 12 Jun 2017

Document Archive

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