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.
Not yet launched.
Varies by Instrument and Observing Mode. Please see individual instrument pages for specifics.
- Direct Imaging
- Aperture Mask Interferometry
- IFU Imaging Spectroscopy
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Featured Data Products
MIRI mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy from 4.9-28.8 microns
NIRCam near-infrared camera, from 0.6-5.0 microns, enabling imaging, grism slitless spectroscopy, and coronography
NIRISS near-infrared imager and slitless spectrograph, from 0.6-5.0 microns, enabling wide-field and single object spectroscopy and imaging
NIRSPEC multi-modal near-infrared spectroscopy from 0.6-5.3 microns
High Level Science Products (Stage 4) community-provided science-ready data products
Calibrated Combined Products + Associations (Stage 3) combined final data products specific to each observing mode
Flux Calibrated Exposures (Stage 2) fully calibrated individual exposures, and associated files, to all imaging/spectroscopy data and modes
Detector Corrected Exposures (Stage 1) output count-rate images after applied detector-level corrections to raw data
Raw FITS Files (Stage 0) raw spacecraft output converted to FITS file format
Interferometry [NIRISS Aperture Masking ]