The data that the calibration and monitoring program produces has no proprietary period and is available through the HST archive. In each case the proposal ID is given followed by its title, purpose, description, accuracy goals and products produced.
Calibration information obtained to date consists primarily of the System Level Thermal Vacuum (SLTV) tests, the initial on-orbit tests conducted in SMOV, and the Cycle 4 calibration. These tests have shown that the instrument is stable with some important exceptions and have provided an initial calibration sufficient for routine processing of most data.
The Cycle 5 calibration is designed to enable users to maximize the scientific usefulness of their data, while at the same time minimizing the use of spacecraft time. This is done by designing efficient proposals that:
http://www.stsci.edu/ftp/instrument_news/WFPC2/wfpc2_top.htmlA list of the most important calibrations consists of the following items:
Table 8.2: Summary of Cycle 5 Calibration Plans.
6179: Photometric Zero-point
6182: Photometric Transformation
6184: Photometric Monitor
6186: UV Throughput
6187: Earth Flats
6189: VISFLAT Monitor
6190: Internal Flats
6191: UV Flats
6192: CTE Calibration
6193: PSF Characterization
6194: Polarization and Ramps
6195: Flat field Check
6250: Internal Monitor