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Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Handbookfor Cycle 22 > Appendix E: Reduction and Calibration of WFC3 Data > E.3 The Cycle 17 Calibration Plan

E.3 The Cycle 17 Calibration Plan
The Cycle 17 calibration plan was executed from August 2009 through November 2010. The calibration programs comprising this plan are listed in Table E.4. The proposals and observation dates can be viewed by entering the Proposal ID into the HST Program Information webpage. The initial plan provided improved photometric, spectroscopic, flat field, and geometric distortion values and additional on-orbit detector characterization. Supplemental programs, beginning with proposal ID 12087, were introduced mid-cycle to provide data needed to improve calibration in specific areas and to characterize problems or anomalies.
The results of these calibration programs have been documented in Instrument Science Reports on the WFC3 website at:
http://www.stsci.edu/hst/wfc3/documents/ISRs/.
The overall Cycle 17 calibration plan is discussed in WFC3 ISR 2009-08, with more details available concerning the photometric calibration of WFC3 (WFC3 ISR 2009-05) and the detector monitoring campaign (WFC3 ISR 2009-07). Galactic cluster observations are a cornerstone of the Cycle 17 calibration effort (WFC3 ISR 2009-06).

Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Handbookfor Cycle 22 > Appendix E: Reduction and Calibration of WFC3 Data > E.3 The Cycle 17 Calibration Plan

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