HST Cycle 28 Appendix C: Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

A table of acronyms used in this document.


ACIS

Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer

ACS

Advanced Camera for Surveys

APT

Astronomer’s Proposal Tool

AR

Archival Research

ATP

Astrophysics Theory Program

AURA

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.

CADC

Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

CCD

Charge-Coupled Device

Co-I

Co-Investigator

COS

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

CPAR

Coordinated Parallel Observation

CS

Contact Scientist

CVZ

Continuous Viewing Zone

CXC

Chandra X-ray Center

DD

Director’s Discretionary

DEC

Declination

DUP

Duplicate Observation

EDT

Eastern (U.S.) Daylight Time

E/PO

Education/Public Outreach

ERS

Early Release Science

ESA

European Space Agency

EST

Eastern (U.S.) Standard Time

FGS

Fine Guidance Sensor(s)

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

FUV

Far Ultraviolet

GO

General Observer

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GTO

Guaranteed Time Observer

HDF

Hubble Deep Field

HLA

Hubble Legacy Archive

HOPR

Hubble Observation Problem Report

HRC

High Resolution Channel (on ACS) or High Resolution Camera (on Chandra)

HSC

Hubble Source Catalogs

HST

Hubble Space Telescope

HTML

Hyper Text Markup Language

IDEAS

Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science

IR

Infrared

LOW

Low Sky Background

MAMA

Multi-Anode Microchannel Array

MAST

Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes

MCP

Micro-Channel Plate

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NICMOS

Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer

NOAO

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

NRAO

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

NUV

Near Ultraviolet

NVO

National Virtual Observatory

OS

Observation Summary

PAEC

Planned and Archived Exposures Catalog

PC

Planetary Camera or Program Coordinator

PDF

Portable Document Format

PI

Principal Investigator

PPAR

Pure Parallel Observation

RA

Right Ascension

SAA

South Atlantic Anomaly

SBC

Solar Blind Channel

SHD

Shadow Time

SM

Servicing Mission

SMD

Science Mission Directorate

SNAP

Snapshot

SSC

Spitzer Science Center

STAC

Space Telescope Advisory Committee

ST-ECF

Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility

STIS

Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph

STScI

Space Telescope Science Institute

STSDAS

Space Telescope Science Data Analysis Software

TAC

Telescope Allocation Committee

TESSTransiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

TOO

Target of Opportunity

U.S.

United States

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

UV

Ultraviolet

WFC

Wide Field Channel (on ACS)

WFC3

Wide Field Camera 3

WF/PC

Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1

WFPC2

Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2

XDL

Cross Delay Line



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