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STScI Outreach Imaging


Introduction

Description of Data Products

Data Access


Optical WFC3/UVIS (left) and infrared WFC3/IR (right) mosaics of the Lagoon Nebula (M8).

Introduction

This is a collection of High-Level Science Products resulting from outreach imaging projects at STScI. These observations were primarily intended to produce high-impact press releases, often associated with Hubble's anniversaries or other special events. Although driven by outreach purposes, the best practices for observing and data processing are applied. The README file for each individual target provides data processing details which are helpful if you utilize these data products for scientific research. You can refer to the full collection of images created by the STScI Outreach Imaging Team using the DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17909/T9RM3S.

Description of Data Products

The images are stored as FITS files with the following naming convention:

hlsp_wow_hst_<ins>_<target>_<filter>_v1_<type>.fits
where:
  • <ins> = instrument used, e.g., "acs", "wfc3", "acs-wfc3" if both
  • <target> = name of the target, e.g., "m8" for the Lagoon Nebula
  • <filter> = the filter used, e.g., "f125w" or "f658n"
  • <type> = data product type, e.g., "dr{c,z}-sci" or "dr{c,z}-wht"
The "*-sci.fits" files are the images while the "*-wht.fits" are the weight files. Files that include "drc" in the file are CTE-corrected.

Data Access

Datasets

Dataset Instruments Release Date HubbleSite News Release
M8 (Lagoon Nebula) ACS+WFC3 19 April 2018 STScI-2018-21