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James Webb Space Telescope User Documentation



JWST user documentation, informally known as "JDox," is available as a collection of articles on the Web. Unlike conventional HST handbooks, JDox is intended as an agile, user-friendly source of information that follows the Wikipedia-like Every Page is Page One (EPPO) philosophy. Our goal is to provide short, focused, well-linked articles that provide the kinds of information found in traditional HST instrument handbooks, data handbooks, and calls for proposals.

All JDox articles are separated into four sections: (1) JWST Observatory and Instrumentation, (2) JWST Observation Planning, (3) JWST Opportunities and Policies, and (4) JWST Data Calibration and Analysis. These articles provide details about the observatory and instruments, descriptions of tools used for proposing, advice on observing strategies, “cookbooks” that guide users through the proposal preparation process, as well as information about calibration and analysis of JWST data. 

Downloadable PDF collections of the documentation are provided as a courtesy, made available and updated when feasible. The online documentation is the authority, and will be updated with the latest information.

A graphical guide  is available on how to get started exploring this website using the navigation bar, search bar, and links, as well as the page tree on the right of each page.

This page has a list of recently updated JDox articles: JWST JDox Latest Updates

JDox is made possible by the following contributing authors:

O. Fox, S. LaMassa, J. Lotz, D. Coe, D. Soderblom, W. Blair, S. Alberts, C. Alves de Oliveria, T. Beck, S. Birkmann, B. Blacker, T. Böeker, M. L. Boyer, G. Brammer, B. Brooks, R. Brown, H. Bushouse, A. Canipe, C. Chen, M. Correnti, M. Cracraft, A. Deshpande, R. Diaz, R. Downes, N. Earl, H. Ferguson, P. Ferruit, J. Filippazzo,  P. Forshay, J. Fraine, A. Fullerton, M. Garcia Marin, G. Giardino, K. Gilbert, J. Girard, K. Gordon, C. Gosmeyer, P. Goudfrooij, T. Greene, B. Hagan, A. Henry, B. Hilbert, D. Hines, S. Holfeltz, B. Holler, G. Kanarek, D. Karakla, S. Kassin, S. Kendrew, T. Keyes, A. Koekemoer, D. Law, J. Lee, J. Leisenring, N. Lützgendorf , L. McCuen, S. Milam, A. Moro-Martin, K. Murray, J. Muzerolle, E. Nelan, B. Nickson, M. Oboryshko, M. Pena-Guerrero, M. Perrin, K. Peterson, N. Pirzkal, K. Pontoppidan, C. Proffitt, E. Puga, L. Pueyo, S. Ravindranath, T. Rawle, N. Reid, M. Ressler, A. Riedel, G. Rieke, M. Rieke, J. Rigby, C. Ritchie, M. Robberto, J. Sahlmann, B. Sargent, E. Schlawin, R. Shaw, M. Sirianni, A. Sivaramakrishnan, G. Sloan, G. Sonneborn, J. Stansberry, K. Stevenson, L. Strolger, T. Temim, D. Thatte, L. Ubeda, J. Valenti, K. Volk, G. Wahlgren, B. Williams, C. Willmer, E. Wislowski, B. York


JDox content and technical editors:
S. Gonzaga, S. Rose, P. Mulgrew

NASA reviews:
J. Rigby, G. Sonneborn

How to cite JDox:
in-text ref.: (JWST User Documentation, 2016-)
end reference: JWST User Documentation 2016- Baltimore, MD. Space Telescope Science Institute [access date in year month day],
Journal Article
in-text ref.: (STScI, 2016-) 
end reference: Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) 2016- Article Title, JWST User Documentation [Updated article update date in year month day] Baltimore, MD article URL
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) 2016- JWST ETC Outputs Overview, JWST User Documentation [Updated 2016 December 30] Baltimore, MD, 

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