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WFPC2 Instrument Science Reports (ISRs)

2010:

10-05:WFPC2 Filters After 16 Years on Orbit (abstract), PDF (0.65 MB) - P. L. Lim, M. Quijada, S. Baggett, J. Biretta, J. MacKenty, R. Boucarut, S. Rice, and J. del Hoyo.

10-04:The Dependence of WFPC2 Charge Transfer Efficiency on Background Illumination (abstract), PDF (2.8 MB) - D. Golimowski and J. Biretta.

10-03:WFPC2 CTE for Extended Sources: I. Photometric Correction (abstract), PDF (1.2 MB) - N. A. Grogin, R. Lucas, D. Golimowski, and J. Biretta.

10-02:Improved WF4 Anomaly Corrections (abstract), PDF (0.95 MB) - V. Dixon and J. Biretta.

10-01:WFPC2 Standard Star CTE (abstract), PDF (0.80 MB) - M. McMaster and J. Biretta.

2009:

09-07:Red Leak Characterization for the WFPC2 UV Filters (abstract), PDF (2.9 MB) - P. L. Lim, M. Chiaberge, J. Biretta, and D. Di Nino.

09-06:On-Orbit Photometric Calibration of the WFPC2 Linear Ramp Filters (abstract), PDF (4.4 MB) - J. Biretta, P.L. Lim, M. McMaster, and S. Gonzaga.

09-05:Bandwidth Stability of the WFPC2 Narrow Band and Linear Ramp Filters (abstract), PDF (0.14 MB) - P.L. Lim and J. Biretta.

09-04:Wavelength Stability of the WFPC2 Narrow Band and Linear Ramp Filters (abstract), PDF (4.3 MB) - J. Biretta and P.L. Lim.

09-03:Pipeline Correction of Images Impacted by the WF4 Anomaly (abstract), PDF (3.4 MB) - V. Dixon and J. Biretta.

09-02:WFPC2 F343N Filter Throughput Decline (abstract), PDF (0.89 MB) - S. Gonzaga and J. Biretta.

09-01:Rapid Pinhole Growth in the F160BW Filter (abstract), PDF (1.0 MB) - J. Biretta and K. Verner.

2008:

08-03:Correcting Background Streaks in WFPC2 Data (abstract), PDF (1.2 MB) - A. Maybhate, D. Grumm, M. McMaster, and M. Sirianni.

08-02:Evolution of WFPC2 Superbiases (abstract), PDF (1.34 MB) - D. Thatte and J. Biretta.

08-01: Flat Fields from the Moonlit Earth (abstract), PDF (0.76 MB) - R. C. Bohlin, J. Mack, and J. Biretta.

2007:

07-01: Temperature Reductions to Mitigate the WF4 Anomaly (abstract), PDF (0.33 MB) - V. Dixon, J. Biretta, S. Gonzaga, and M. McMaster

2005:

05-02: Early Assessment of the WF4 Anomaly (abstract), PDF (1.7 MB) - J. Biretta and S. Gonzaga.

05-01: Hot Pixels as a Probe of WFPC2 CTE Effects (abstract), PDF (0.3 MB) - J. Biretta and V. Kozhurina-Platais.

2004:

04-01: The Accuracy of WFPC2 Photometric Zeropoints (abstract), PDF (0.7 MB) - I. Heyer, M. Richardson, B. Whitmore, and L. Lubin.

2003:

03-03: WFPC2 Cycle 12 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.1 MB) - A. Koekemoer, I. Heyer, G. Brammer, V. Kozhurina-Platais, J. Rhoads, and B. Whitmore.

03-02: Toward a Multi-Wavelength Geometric Distortion Solution for WFPC2 (abstract), PDF (8.8 MB) - V. Kozhurina-Platais, J. Anderson, A. M. Koekemoer.

03-01: WFPC2 Cycle 9 Closure Report (abstract), PDF (1.5 MB) - A. M. Koekemoer, S. Baggett, S. Casertano, S. Gonzaga, I. Heyer, and the WFPC2 Group.

2002:

02-07: Updated Contamination Rates for WFPC2 UV Filters (abstract), PDF (1.18 MB) - Matt McMaster and Brad Whitmore.

02-06: Results of the Observatory Verification for WFPC2 after Servicing Mission 3B (abstract), PDF (2.14 MB) - A. M. Koekemoer and the WFPC2 Group.

02-05: WFPC2 Cycle 11 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.29 MB) - S. Gonzaga and the WFPC2 Group.

02-04: An Analysis of WFPC2 Filter Positional Anomalies (abstract), PDF (0.34 MB) - Shireen Gonzaga, Sylvia Baggett, John Biretta.

02-03: Charge Transfer Efficiency for Very Faint Objects and a Reexamination of the Long-vs-Short Problem for the WFPC2 (abstract), PDF (3.47 MB) - Whitmore and Heyer.

02-02: Updated WFPC2 Flatfield Reference Files for 1995 - 2001 (abstract), PDF (0.62 MB) - Koekemoer, et al..

02-01: WFPC2 Clocks-ON Close Out (abstract), PDF (0.14 MB) - Schultz, et al..

2001:

01-11: Summary of WFPC2 SM3B Plans (abstract), PDF (0.13 MB), PostScript (0.27 MB) - Koekemoer, et al..

01-10: An Improved Geometric Solution for WFPC2 (abstract), PDF (0.30 MB), PostScript (1.1 MB).

01-09: The WFPC2 Photometric CTE Monitor (abstract), PDF (0.39 MB), and PostScript (1.1 MB) - Heyer.

01-08: Creating WFPC2 Dark Reference Files: Addendum (abstract), PDF (0.03 MB), and PostScript (0.33 MB) - Mack, et al.

01-07: WFPC2 Flatfields with Reduced Noise (abstract), PDF (0.21 MB), and PostScript (0.74 MB). - Karkoschka and Biretta.

01-06: WFPC2 Cycle 8 Closure Report (abstract), PDF (1.8 MB). - Baggett, et al.

01-05: WFPC2 Dark Current vs. Time (abstract), PDF (0.30 MB). - Mack, et al.

01-04: Preliminary Assessment of the FR533N Filter Anomaly (abstract), PDF (0.47 MB), and Post Script (3.0 MB). - Gonzaga, et al.

01-03: WFPC2 Cycle 10 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.12 MB). - Baggett, et al.

01-02: Noiseless Preflashing of the WFPC2 CCDs (abstract), PDF (0.23 MB). - Schultz, et al.

01-01: Creating WFPC2 Dark Reference Files (abstract), PDF (0.11 MB). - Mack and Wiggs.

2000:

00-04: How CTE Affects Extended Sources (abstract), PDF (0.05 MB), and Post Script (0.86 MB). - Riess.

00-03: Update on Charge Trapping and CTE Residual Images in WFPC2 (abstract), PDF (0.75 MB), and Post Script (7.9 MB). - Baggett, et al.

00-02: Results of the WFPC2 Observatory Verification after SM3a (abstract), PDF (1.1 MB), and PostScript (4.3 MB). - Casertano, et al.

00-01: WFPC2 Cycle 9 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.1 MB), and PostScript (0.1 MB). - Baggett, et al.

1999:

99-05: WFPC2 Cycle 7 Closure Report (abstract), PDF (0.92 MB), and PostScript (2.5 MB). - Baggett, et al.

99-04: Time Dependence of CTE from Cosmic Ray Trails (abstract), PDF (0.6 MB), and PostScript (1.5 MB). - Riess, et al.

99-03: Summary of WFPC2 SM3a Plans (abstract), PDF (0.1 MB), and PostScript (0.19 MB). - Casertano, et al. Revised: December 20, 1999.

99-02: WFPC2 Cycle 8 Calibration Plan (abstract), PostScript (0.13 MB), and PDF (0.12 MB). - Baggett, et al.

99-01: Internal Flat Field Monitoring II. Stability of the Lamps, Flats, and Gains (abstract), PDF (1.05 MB) and PostScript (7.7 MB) - O'Dea, et al.

1998:

98-04: The Drizzling Cookbook (abstract), PDF (0.17 MB) and PostScript (0.6 MB) - Gonzaga, et al.

98-03: WFPC2 Long-Term Photometric Stability (abstract), PDF (0.55 MB) and PostScript (1.2 MB) - Baggett and Gonzaga.

98-02: The Long vs. Short Anomaly in WFPC2 Images (abstract), PDF (1.3 MB) and PostScript (2.0 MB) - Casertano and Mutchler.

98-01: WFPC2 Cycle 6 Calibration Closure Report (abstract), PDF (1.2 MB) and PostScript (2.3 MB) - Baggett, et al.

1997:

97-11: WFPC2 Polarization Calibration (abstract), PDF (0.4 MB), and PostScript (1.3 MB) - Biretta and McMaster.

97-10: WFPC2 SYNPHOT Update (abstract), PDF (0.11 MB), and PostScript (0.34 MB) - Baggett, et al.

97-09: Results of the WFPC2 Post-Servicing Mission-2 Calibration Program (abstract), PDF (1.1 MB), and PostScript (4.6 MB) - Biretta, et al.

97-08: New Results on CTE and Constraints on Flat-Field Accuracy (abstract), PDF (3.4 MB), and PostScript (13.6 MB) - Whitmore and Heyer. Revised: July 1998.

97-07: WFPC2 Electronics Verification (abstract), PDF (0.07 MB), and PostScript (0.23 MB) - Stiavelli and Mutchler.

97-06: WFPC2 Cycle 7 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.03 MB), and PostScript (0.11 MB) - Casertano, et al.

97-05: Charge Trapping and CTE Residual Images in the WFPC2 CCDs (abstract), PDF (0.2 MB), and PostScript (0.8 MB) - Biretta and Mutchler.

97-04: Properties of WFPC2 Bias Frames (abstract), PDF (7.3 MB), and PostScript (16.4 MB) - O'Dea, et al.

97-03: Summary of WFPC2 SM97 Plans (abstract), PDF (0.05 MB), and PostScript (0.17 MB) - Biretta, et al.

97-02: WFPC2 Cycle 5 Calibration Closure Report (abstract), PDF (0.5 MB), and PostScript (2.4 MB) - Casertano and Baggett.

97-01: Impact of Focus Drift on Aperture Photometry (abstract), PDF (0.7 MB), and PostScript (1.6 MB) - Suchkov and Casertano.

1996:

96-08: WFPC2 Cycle 6 Calibration Plan (abstract), PDF (0.04 MB), and PostScript (0.13 MB) - Casertano, et al.

96-07: WFPC2 Throughput Stability in the Extreme Ultraviolet (abstract), PDF (0.05 MB), and PostScript (0.61 MB) - MacKenty and Baggett.

96-06: Photometric Calibration of WFPC2 Linear Ramp Filter Data in SYNPHOT (abstract), PDF (0.26 MB), and PostScript (1.9 MB) - Biretta, et al.

96-05: Wavelength/Aperture Calibration of the WFPC2 Linear Ramp Filters (abstract), PDF (1.6 MB), and PostScript (2.6 MB) - Biretta, et al.

96-04: Effects of Contamination on WFPC2 Photometry (abstract), PDF (0.38 MB), and PostScript (0.88 MB) - Whitmore, et al.

96-03: Background Subtraction in WFPC2 Frames (abstract), PDF (0.26 MB), and PostScript (19.2 MB) - Ferguson.

96-02: Contamination Correction in SYNPHOT for WFPC2 and WF/PC-1 (abstract), PDF (0.37 MB), and PostScript (0.96 MB) - Baggett, et al.

96-01: Internal Flat Field Monitoring (abstract), PDF (0.33 MB), and PostScript (2.0 MB) - Stiavelli and Baggett.

1995:

95-07: WFPC2 Cycle 4 Calibration Summary (abstract), PDF (0.5 MB) and PostScript (1.6 MB) - Baggett, et al.

95-06: A Field Guide to WFPC2 Image Anomalies (abstract), PDF (2.1 MB), and Post Script (23.2 MB) (Note: individual sections can be found on the abstract page). - Biretta, et al.

95-05: WFPC2 Ghosts, Scatter, and PSF Field Dependence (abstract), PDF (0.5 MB), and Post Script (5.5 MB) - Krist.

95-04: A Demonstration Analysis Script for Performing Aperture Photometry (abstract), PDF (0.09 MB), PostScript (0.5 MB), and HTML - Whitmore and Heyer.

95-03: Charge Transfer Traps in the WFPC2 (abstract), PDF (0.2 MB), PostScript (3.4 MB), and HTML - Whitmore and Wiggs.

95-02: The Geometric Distortion of the WFPC2 Cameras (abstract), PDF (0.4 MB) and PostScript (3.5 MB) - Gilmozzi, et al.

95-01: WFPC2 Polarization Observations: Strategies, Apertures, and Calibration Plans (abstract), PDF (0.02 MB) and PostScript (0.06 MB) - Biretta and Sparks.

Also includes 4 figures:

Figure 1 - PDF (0.07 MB) and PostScript (2.8 MB)

Figure 2 - PDF (0.08 MB) and PostScript (2.8 MB)

Figure 3 - PDF (0.07 MB) and PostScript (2.8 MB)

Figure 4 - PDF (0.06 MB) and PostScript (2.8 MB)

1994:

94-03: WFPC2 Pipeline Calibration (abstract), PostScript (21.3 MB) - Burrows.

94-02: Observed WFPC2 Bias Jumps (abstract), PDF (0.2 MB) - John Fitch.

94-01: Large Angle Scattering in WFPC2 and Horizontal "Smearing" Correction (abstract), PostScript (29.0 MB) - Krist and Burrows.

1993:

93-01: Polarizer Quad Nomenclature (abstract), PostScript (6.4 MB) - Clampin.

1992:

92-06: WFPC2 CCDs (abstract), PDF (0.5 MB) - Clampin.

92-05: WFPC2 AFM and POMM Actuation Algorithm (abstract), PostScript (8.5 MB) - Burrows.

92-04: Science with the Second Wide Field and Planetary Camera (abstract), PostScript (21.3 MB) - Trauger, et al.

92-03: WFPC2 Science Observation and Engineering Modes (abstract), PostScript (38.3 MB) - Trauger and Brown.

92-02: System Level Contamination Issues for WFPC2 and COSTAR (abstract), PostScript (43.5 MB) - Clampin.

92-01: WFPC2 Science Capability Report (FINAL DRAFT) (abstract), PDF (0.27 MB) - David Brown.