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WFPC2 ISR Abstract

Instrument Science Report 2001-10:

An Improved Geometric Solution for WFPC2

S. Casertano and M. S. Wiggs

October 29, 2001

Abstract:

We present an improved solution for the geometric distortion in WFPC2, based on multiple observations of a rich stellar field. We also quantify the long-term variation of the relative position of the detectors by tracking the position of the K spots over time. We suggest possible avenues to develop an improved wavelength- and time-dependent geometric solution for WFPC2.

The coefficients of the new solution can be found here.

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