E.2 The SMOV Calibration Plan

The Servicing Mission Observatory Verification (SMOV) plan for WFC3 was executed following its successful installation in HST in May, 2009. The calibration plan consisted of engineering, alignment, and calibration activities whose principal goal was to verify that the instrument would be ready for science at the beginning of Cycle 17 in August, 2009. WFC3’s SMOV activities began on 25 May 2009 with the Activation Test. The first set of SMOV imaging data were acquired on 11 June 2009, and the last in the first week of September. Because of the short duration, only a critical subset of WFC3’s imaging and spectroscopic modes were calibrated. All of the 44 activities are presented in Table E.3. The proposals and observation dates can be viewed by entering the Proposal ID into the HST Program Information webpage. Most of these activities have an associated Instrument Science Report, published in 2009 with the proposal number in the title, and are available on the WFC3 website at:

 http://www.stsci.edu/hst/wfc3/documents/ISRs/.

Table E.3: SMOV4 Calibration Programs.  

Proposal ID

Title

11454

Activation Test

11357

Memory Test

11358

Sci Data Buffer Test

N/A

UVIS CCD Cooldown

N/A

IR Detector Cooldown

11419

UVIS Det Functional

11420

IR Det Functional

11421

CSM Test

11422

UVIS SOFA Test

11529

UVIS Spare Tungsten Lamp

11423

IR FSM Test

11543

IR Spare Tungsten Lamp

11424

UVIS Initial Alignment

11425

IR Initial Alignment

11426

UVIS Contam Monitor

11427

UVIS Shutter Test

11428

D2 Cal Lamp Test

N/A

UVIS TEC Performance

N/A

IR TEC Performance

11431

UVIS Hot Pixel Anneal

11432

UVIS Int Flats

11433

IR Int Flats

11434

UVIS Fine Alignment

11435

IR Fine Alignment

11436

UVIS Image Quality

11437

IR Image Quality

11438

UVIS PSF Wings

11439

IR PSF Wings

11549

UVIS & IR Pointing Stability

11442

FGS-UVIS Update

11443

FGS-IR Update

11444

UVIS Plate Scale

11445

IR Plate Scale

11446

UVIS Dark, Noise, Backgnd

11447

IR Dark, Noise, Backgnd

11448

UVIS SAA Passage

11449

IR SAA Passage

11450

UVIS Phot Zero Points

11451

IR Phot Zero Points

11452

UVIS Flat Field Uniformity

11453

IR Flat Field Uniformity

11552

IR Grisms

11798

UVIS PSF Core Modulation

11808

UVIS Bowtie Monitor