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The LSST calibration hardware system design and development

Ingraham, Patrick
Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo ; Ming Liang ; John Andrew ; Jeff Barr ; Kairn Brannon ; Michael Coughlin ; Merlin Fisher-Lavine ; William Gressler ; Jacques Sebag ; Sandrine Thomas ; Oliver Weicha ; Peter Yoachim
Patrick Ingraham ; Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo, et al. "The LSST calibration hardware system design and development", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060O (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233404; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233404
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Type: 
Conference Papers
SPIE
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no
Category: 
SPIE Proceedings
Volume: 
9906
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is currently under construction and upon completion will perform precision photometry over the visible sky at a 3-day cadence. To meet the stringent relative photometry goals, LSST will employ multiple calibration systems to measure and compensate for systematic errors. This paper describes the design and development of these systems including: a dedicated calibration telescope and spectrograph to measure the atmospheric transmission function, a collimated beam projector to characterize the spatial dependence of the LSST transmission function and an at-field screen illumination system to measure the high-frequency variations in the global system response function. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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@proceeding{doi:10.1117/12.2233404, author = {Ingraham, Patrick and Stubbs, Christopher W. and Claver, Charles and Lupton, Robert and Araujo, Constanza and Liang, Ming and Andrew, John and Barr, Jeff and Brannon, Kairn and Coughlin, Michael and Fisher-Lavine, Merlin and Gressler, William and Sebag, Jacques and Thomas, Sandrine and Weicha, Oliver and Yoachim, Peter}, title = { The LSST calibration hardware system design and development }, journal = {Proc. SPIE}, volume = {9906}, number = {}, pages = {99060O-99060O-10}, abstract = { The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is currently under construction and upon completion will perform precision photometry over the visible sky at a 3-day cadence. To meet the stringent relative photometry goals, LSST will employ multiple calibration systems to measure and compensate for systematic errors. This paper describes the design and development of these systems including: a dedicated calibration telescope and spectrograph to measure the atmospheric transmission function, a collimated beam projector to characterize the spatial dependence of the LSST transmission function and an at-field screen illumination system to measure the high-frequency variations in the global system response function. }, year = {2016}, doi = {10.1117/12.2233404}, URL = { http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233404}, eprint = {} }

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