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23 June 2006 Calibrations of LSST camera and telescope systems
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Science studies made by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will reach systematic limits in nearly all cases. Requirements for accurate photometric measurements are particularly challenging. Advantage will be taken of the rapid cadence and pace of the LSST survey to use celestial sources to monitor stability and uniformity of photometric data. A new technique using a tunable laser is being developed to calibrate the wavelength dependence of the total telescope and camera system throughput. Spectroscopic measurements of atmospheric extinction and emission will be made continuously to allow the broad-band optical flux observed in the instrument to be corrected to flux at the top of the atmosphere. Calibrations with celestial sources will be compared to instrumental and atmospheric calibrations.
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David Burke, Tim Axelrod, Chuck Claver, James Frank, John Geary, Kirk Gilmore, Zeljko Ivezic, Victor Krabbendam, David Monet, Paul O'Connor, John Oliver, Ed Olszewski, Philip Pinto, Abhijit Saha, Chris Smith, Christopher Stubbs, Peter Takacs, and Anthony Tyson "Calibrations of LSST camera and telescope systems", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626715 (23 June 2006);


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