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21 March 1997 Dedicated calibration facility for the Gemini Telescopes
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Proceedings Volume 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.269005
Event: Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, 1996, Landskrona/Hven, Sweden
Abstract
Reliable calibration of astronomical data from large telescopes is an essential factor in obtaining high sensitivity observations for both the astronomer at the telescope and the archive researcher. A dedicated calibration unit provides an efficient and predictable method of observing calibration frames. Such a facility is being designed for the Gemini telescopes. It is required to calibrate instruments with wavelengths from the UV to the infrared, covering a broad range of both spectral and spatial resolution. We present the design of this calibration unit and the predicted performance with the 'first-light' Gemini instruments.
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Suzanne K. Ramsay-Howat, John W. Harris, and Richard J. Bennett "Dedicated calibration facility for the Gemini Telescopes", Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.269005
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