9 July 2008 ACCESS: absolute color calibration experiment for standard stars
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ACCESS is a recently approved rocket-borne payload with a ground-based calibration and performance monitoring program that is designed to transfer the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) absolute laboratory standards to the stars with a precision and calibration accuracy of 1% across the 0.35-1.7μm bandpass. This represents a significant improvement in the absolute and relative astrophysical flux calibration system, particularly at near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. Establishing improved spectrophotometric standards is important for a broad range of missions and is relevant to many astrophysical problems. In particular, the precise calibration of the flux scale across the bandpass extending from 0.35-1.7 μm is fundamental to the precise determination of dark energy measurements based on SNeIa photometry.
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Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Stephan R. McCandliss, Stephan R. McCandliss, David J. Sahnow, David J. Sahnow, Bernard J. Rauscher, Bernard J. Rauscher, Dominic J. Benford, Dominic J. Benford, Ralph C. Bohlin, Ralph C. Bohlin, S. E. Deustua, S. E. Deustua, W. V. Dixon, W. V. Dixon, P. D. Feldman, P. D. Feldman, J. P. Gardner, J. P. Gardner, R. A. Kimble, R. A. Kimble, R. Kurucz, R. Kurucz, M. Lampton, M. Lampton, H. W Moos, H. W Moos, S. Perlmutter, S. Perlmutter, A. G. Riess, A. G. Riess, B. E. Woodgate, B. E. Woodgate, E. L. Wright, E. L. Wright, } "ACCESS: absolute color calibration experiment for standard stars", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70145Y (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790106; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790106
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