NIRCam Instrumentation

JWST Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrumentation includes opticsfilters, detectors, and other hardware receiving light from the field of view to support its 5 observing modes, together with the initial mirror alignment process and periodic wavefront sensing.

The NIRCam science observing modes include imaging, coronagraphy, and grism wide field slitless spectroscopy, as well as time-series monitoring in imaging and spectroscopy. Information on the NIRCam instrument hardware subsystems is available in these articles:

The 2 NIRCam modules contain nearly identical sets of all of these elements.

The full list of NIRCam instrumentation articles:

Notable updates

  • Updated grism resolution
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