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Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Handbookfor Cycle 22 > Appendix E: Reduction and Calibration of WFC3 Data > E.2 The SMOV Calibration Plan

E.2 The SMOV Calibration Plan
The Servicing Mission Observatory Verification (SMOV) plan for WFC3 was executed following its successful installation in HST in May, 2009. The calibration plan consisted of engineering, alignment, and calibration activities whose principal goal was to verify that the instrument would be ready for science at the beginning of Cycle 17 in August, 2009. WFC3’s SMOV activities began on 25 May 2009 with the Activation Test. The first set of SMOV imaging data were acquired on 11 June 2009, and the last in the first week of September. Because of the short duration, only a critical subset of WFC3’s imaging and spectroscopic modes were calibrated. All of the 44 activities are presented in Table E.3. The proposals and observation dates can be viewed by entering the Proposal ID into the HST Program Information webpage. Most of these activities have an associated Instrument Science Report, published in 2009 with the proposal number in the title, and are available on the WFC3 website at:
http://www.stsci.edu/hst/wfc3/documents/ISRs/.

Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Handbookfor Cycle 22 > Appendix E: Reduction and Calibration of WFC3 Data > E.2 The SMOV Calibration Plan

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