Each mode in NIRSpec has its own planning interface template in the Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT) software. Follow the links below to access the documentation for each of the observing modes:

Information about calibration is available at JWST Calibration Programs and Data. This article and its links point to content about absolute astrometricflux, and wavelength calibration, as well as information on calibration reference files.

Details about the data can be found in the JWST File Names, Format, and Data Structures article. The JWST pipeline is described in JWST Data Reduction Pipeline and some information about post-pipeline processing can be found at JWST Post-Pipeline Data Analysis.

Contributors to NIRSpec article content include:  Catarina Alves de Oliveira, Tracy Beck, Stephan Birkmann, Torsten Boeker, Anurag Deshpande, Pierre Ferruit, Giovana Giardino, Alaina Henry, Graham Kanarek, Diane Karakla, Susan Kassin, Tony Keyes, Nora Luetzgendorf, James Muzerolle, Patrick Ogle, Cheryl Pavlovsky, Maria Pena-Guerrero, Charles Proffitt, Elena Puga, Tim Rawle, Ben Sargent, Marco Sirianni, Dave Soderblom, Leonardo Ubeda, Glenn Wahlgren and Emily Wislowski.

More about NIRSpec

NIRSpec Overview

Instrument Hardware and Operations

Downloadable Instrument PDF

General JWST:  Proposal Planning, Strategies, and Science Use Cases

General JWST:  Data Access, Calibration, and Analysis

External  NIRSpec links and documents

NIRSpec at STScI

NIRSpec at ESA

NIRSpec at ESA for scientists



JWST Community Lecture Series - NIRSpec Overview (P. Ferruit)

Other documents

JWST Pocket Guide

JWST technical documents

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