|Space Telescope Science Institute|
|WFC3 Instrument Handbook|
In the HST proposal system, the parameters for an IR observation available to General Observers are:
1. Configuration: always WFC3/IR.
2. Mode: always MULTIACCUM.
6. Special Requirements: see the Phase II Proposal Instructions for details of Special Requirements related to the timing of visits and for dithering and mosaicking. Also available is the exposure-level Special Requirement POS TARG for offsetting the target from the default reference point of the aperture (see Section 7.4.3 for a discussion of the IR channel coordinate system).
7. Number of Iterations and Time per Exposure: in cases where two or more identical exposures are desired, the Number of Iterations may be set to 2 or more. In the IR channel, the Time per Exposure is fixed by the combination of SAMPSEQ and NSAMP (see item 5 above) and thus is not specified separately. Through various combinations it is possible to select times per exposure ranging from 2.93 to 2756 s (for readouts of the full detector array; considerably shorter exposures are possible using subarrays).