The James Webb Space Telescope features a 6.5 meter segmented primary mirror and 4 science instruments, each of which offers a variety of configurations and operating modes for infrared observing.
Launched December 25, 2021.
Varies by instrument and observing mode.
- Time-Series Observations
- High Contrast Imaging
For more information, please refer to the JWST Observer website.
|Integral Field Spectroscopy||X||X|
|Single-Object and Time-Series Spectroscopy||X||X||X||X|
|Wide-Field Slitless Spectroscopy||X||X|
|Aperture Masking Interferometry||X|
Featured Data Products
JWST data will be available in various stages:
- Raw FITS Files (Stage 0): Raw spacecraft output converted to FITS file format
- Detector Corrected Exposures (Stage 1): Output count-rate images after applied detector-level corrections to raw data
- Flux Calibrated Exposures (Stage 2): Fully-calibrated individual exposures, and associated files, to all imaging/spectroscopy data and modes
- Calibrated Combined Products + Associations (Stage 3): Combined final data products specific to each observing mode