S T A N / W F P C 2 - Number 25, May 1997
- WFPC2 NEWS:
- WFPC2 SYNPHOT Tables Update
- RECENT PREPRINTS
- APPENDIX: WFPC2 CONTACTS
WFPC2 SYNPHOT Tables Update:
-S. Baggett, S. Casertano, S. Gonzaga, C. Ritchie
The STSDAS tables used by synphot to provide the photometric calibration information in the image headers (photflam, pivwav, etc.) have been updated based on new calibration data. Details concerning the changes will be documented in an Instrument Science Report to be issued later in June. All UV filters shortward of F439W were updated, as well as some of the more frequently-used broadband filters redward of F439W (F450W, F555W, F606W, F675W, F702W, F785LP, F791W, F814W, F850LP, and F1042M). Changes were installed in the OPUS pipeline May 16, 1997.
With a few exceptions, changes to non-UV filter modes were relatively minor: generally ~1-2% or less. F785LP, F850LP, and F1042M were more: ~1-4%, ~1-6$, and ~2-15% for them, respectively, depending on the chip. The UV filters required somewhat larger changes to bring synphot into agreement with the observations, ranging from ~2% (e.g., F255W and F300W) to ~5% (F170W, F218W) to 10% or more (F160BW, F375N). Any filters not updated at this time will be checked with future observations (planned for summer of 1997) and updated if necessary.
The new tables, along with a README file (containing history of all WFPC2 SYNPHOT updates), are available via anonymous ftp to stsci.edu, in the directory cdbs/comp/wfpc2. Note that the tables are in binary STSDAS format, readable with tasks in the IRAF/STSDAS ttools and synphot packages. A table summarizing the photflam changes and new zero-points, as well as the README file (guide to WFPC2 SYNPHOT tables) and ASCII versions of the tables, can all be found under the Photometry section on the WFPC2 Web pages.
We draw your attention to these papers, based on WF/PC and WFPC2 data, that will appear in the next few months. This list includes all preprints received by the STScI Library not yet published in the journals. Please remember to include our Library in your preprint distribution list.
AJHAR, E.A.; LAUER, T.R.; TONRY, J.L.; BLAKESLEE, J.P.; DRESSLER, A.; HOLTZMAN, J.A.; POSTMAN, M. "Calibration of the surface brightness fluctuation method for use with the Hubble Space Telescope" AJ BEST, P.N.; LONGAIR, M.S.; ROTTGERING, H.J.A. "A jet-cloud interaction in 3C34 at redshift z = 0.69" MNRAS accepted BOWER, G.A.; HECKMAN, T.M.; WILSON, A.S.; RICHSTONE, D.O. "The nuclear ionized gas in the radio galaxy M84 (NGC 4374)" ApJ accepted DEVEREUX, N.; FORD, H.; JACOBY, G. "Hubble Space Telescope imaging of the central 1 Kpc of M81" ApJ 6-1-97 DRIVER, S.P.; COUCH, W.J.; ODEWAHN, S.C.; WINDHORST, R.A. "Evolution of the morphological luminosity distributions within rich clusters (0.0 < z < 0.55)" Tex. Symp. 18 FERRARO, F.R.; PALTRINIERI, B.; FUSI PECCI, F.; CACCIARI, C.; DORMAN, B.; ROOD, R.T.; BUONANNO, R.; CORSI, C.E.; BURGARELLA, D.; LAGET, M. "HST observations of blue straggler stars in the core of the globular cluster M3" A&A accepted LORENZ, R.D.; SMITH, P.H.; KARKOWSCHKA, E.; LEMMON, M.T.; CALDWELL, J.D. "Titan's north-south asymmetry from Hubble Space Telescope and Voyager imaging" Icarus MUTZ, S.B.; WINDHORST, R.A.; WITTMAN, D.; CLOSE, L.M.; MCCARTHY, D.W. JR. "High-resolution V, I, and K-band imaging of faint field galaxies from the HST medium-deep survey" AJ 5-97 ODEWAHN, S.C.; WINDHORST, R.A.; DRIVER, S.P.; KEEL, W.C. "Automated morphological classification in deep HST fields: rapidly and passively evolving faint galaxy populations" HST and the High Redshift Universe PANAGIA, N.; ROMANIELLO, M.; SCUDERI, S. "HST study of the stellar population within 30 PC of SN 1987A" SN 1987A: Ten Years After RICHER, H.B.; FAHLMAN, G.G.; IBATA, R.A.; PRYOR, C.; BELL, R.A.; BOLTE, M.; BOND, H.E.; HARRIS, W.E.; HESSER, J.E.; HOLLAND, S.; IVANANS, N.; MANDUSHEV, G.; STETSON, P.B.; WOOD, M.A. "White dwarfs in globular clusters: HST observations of M4" ApJ 8-97 SAHU, K.C.; LIVIO, M.; PETRO, L.; MACCHETTO, F.D.; VAN PARADIJS, J.; KOUVELIOTOU, C.; FISHMAN, G.J.; MEEGAN, C.A.; GROOT, P.J.; GALAMA, T. "The optical counterpart to gamma-ray burst GRB970228 observed using the Hubble Space Telescope" Nature 5-29-97 SHARA, M.M.; ZUREK, D.R.; WILLIAMS, R.E.; PRIALNIK, D.; GILMOZZI, R.; MOFFAT, A.F.J. "HST imagery of the non-expanding, clumped `shell' of the recurrent nova T Pyxidis" AJ 7-97
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