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Instrument Detectors

STIS has three large-format (1024 x 1024 pixel) detectors; one CCD and two Multi-Anode Microchannel Array (MAMA) detectors. The CCD has a 52 x 52 arcsecond quare field of view and operates from ~2000 to 10,300 Å. The MAMAs operate in the Near and Far UltraViolet and both have a 25 x 25 arcsecond square field of view. The NUV operates from 1600 to 3100 Å while the FUV operates from 1150 to 1700 Å. 

Below are summaries of the properties of each detector, but for more information, please see the STIS Instrument Handbook


Last Updated: 06/02/2023


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