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Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 Instrument Handbook for Cycle 14

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Chapter 7:
Observation Strategies


7.1 Observing Faint Targets
7.2 Observing Bright Targets
7.3 Observing Faint Targets Near Bright Objects
7.4 Cosmic Rays
7.5 Choosing Exposure Times
7.6 Dithering with WFPC2
    7.6.1 Dither Strategies
    7.6.2 Analysis of Dithered Data
7.7 Pointing Accuracy
    7.7.1 Absolute Pointing Accuracy
    7.7.2 Updates to Aperture / Coordinate Systems
    7.7.3 Pointing Repeatability
    7.7.4 Tracking Modes
7.8 CCD Position and Orientation on Sky
    7.8.1 Software to Aid ORIENT Selection
    7.8.2 ORIENT Anomaly
7.9 Polarization Observations
7.10 Observing with Linear Ramp Filters
7.11 Emission Line Observations of Galaxy Nuclei
7.12 Two-Gyro Mode

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