Mission Overview

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Wavelength Coverage

mission coverage

The JWST Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) offers imaging, coronagraphy, and grism slitless spectroscopy.  NIRCam has two modules pointing to adjacent fields of view, each of which uses a dichroic to observe simultaneously in a short wavelength channel (0.6-2.3 μm) and a long wavelength channel (2.4-5.0 μm).

Active From

Not yet launched.


Varies by Observing Mode:  see Table 1 for details: NIRCam Modes

  • Pixel Scale: 0.031"/pixel or 0.063"/pixel
  • Resolution: ~1600 (grism and spectroscopic modes)
  • FWHM: ~2 pixels @ 2 or 4 um (imaging mode)


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