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Instrument Science Report 2001-03:

WFPC2 Cycle 10 Calibration Plan

S. Baggett, S. Gonzaga, J. Biretta, I. Heyer, A. Koekemoer, J. Mack, M. McMaster, and, A. Schultz

May 15, 2001

Abstract:

This report presents the details of the WFPC2 programs planned to maintain and improve the instrument calibration during Cycle 10. The standard suite of calibrations will be continued, including those used to monitor the health of the instrument as well as the programs to collect data for calibration reference files. In addition, several new proposals will be implemented: a measurement of the effect of CTE on astrometry, a characterization of the PSF wings, a calibration check of the clocks ON mode, and a test of the methane quad filter throughput. The total spacecraft time required for the Cycle 10 plan is 61 externals orbits and 2294 occultation periods. This estimate does not include any calibrations associated with the next servicing mission (SM 3b), currently scheduled for Nov 2001; those plans will be presented separately.

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