Observing Modes with JWST

JWST is equipped with four science instruments sensitive over a wide wavelength range from the optical to the mid-infrared (0.6 - 28.3 microns). Use the graphic to explore the observing modes and identify those most suitable for your science observations; learn about the imaging and spectroscopic capabilities offered; or navigate directly to the science instrument webpages highlighted below.

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For technical assistance, please contact the JWST Help Desk.


The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.