Instrument Science Reports (ISRs)
- Abstracts, and in many cases, text of FOS Instrument
Science Reports are on-line.
HST Data Handbook version 3 is the definitive reference
manual for the reduction and analysis of HST data.
Separate volumes now exist for current generation and
retired (heritage) instruments. The FOS information is
found in Volume II of the new Handbook. It describes data
sets produced by each instrument aboard the Hubble Space
Telescope and techniques for reading, understanding,
calibrating, and analyzing the data. Appendices are
available that describe how to use the HST data archives,
STEIS, and the STSDAS and IRAF software.
FOS Instrument Handbook
- Version 6.0 (June
1995) (PDF 0.8 Mbytes) (Postscript 6.3 Mbytes)
The primary source for information about the post-COSTAR
FOS. This version was prepared for Cycle 6 proposers and
observers. All earlier versions are OBSOLETE for the
purposes of technical descriptions of FOS strategies and
- Version 1.1
(pre-launch) : Paper only at this time
This version, which consists of the original 1984
description of the instrument and a May 1990 supplemental
update, presents the best available technical description of
FOS instrumental design and low-level operational modes.
Archival researchers may find the the April, 1992 (3.0)
version and its corrigenda useful for description of on-orbit
FOS usage in the pre-COSTAR era.
- Please contact The STScI
Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in
obtaining paper copies of the Handbook.
Proceedings from 3rd
HST Calibration Workshop - with a New Generation of
March 1998) The third HST Calibration Workshop was held
at the Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore from
September 22-24, 1997. The focus of this workshop was on
the new instruments installed during the Second Servicing
Mission. Several FOS papers were presented including a
thorough review of the closeout status of the instrument.
individual contributions are available online. The
hardcopy Proceedings are available by request from The STScI Help Desk(email@example.com).
Proceedings from 2nd
Calibration Workshop - Calibrating Hubble Space
Telescope: Post-Servicing Mission
- (20 October 1995) A workshop on calibrating Hubble Space
Telescope Data after the servicing mission was held at
the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore from
May 15th to May 17th 1995. The hardcopy Proceedings of
this workshop are available by request from The STScI Help Desk
- Here we provide access to postscript format copies of all
posters and papers
presented by the FOS group.
- Calibrating Hubble Space Telescope is the proceedings
from the first HST Calibration Workshop, held at the
Space Telescope Science Institute November 15-17, 1993.
These proceedings include discussions on the calibration
of each instrument. There is also a general section that
includes papers on the Optical Telescope Assembly, the
HST Calibration Database and information on the
calibration of other space observatories such as the IUE
and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope.
(30 Jan 1998) New listings based upon FOS Calibration
Closeout. AIS reference files and tables and SINGLE aperture
post-COSTAR flatfield reference files are provided.
- Archive of technical information and newsletters
published during the FOS mission. Most of this
information is retained here as historical background and
should be of little interest to researchers who have
re-calibrated with FOS Closeout Calibration reference
files. Documents preserved here currently include FOS STANs and FOS TIPS viewgraphs.
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