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The LSST calibration hardware system design and development
Author(s): Patrick Ingraham; Christopher W. Stubbs; Charles Claver; Robert Lupton; Constanza Araujo; Ming Liang; John Andrew; Jeff Barr; Kairn Brannon; Michael Coughlin; Merlin Fisher-Levine; William Gressler; Jacques Sebag; Sandrine Thomas; Oliver Wiecha; Peter Yoachim
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060O (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233404
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Patrick Ingraham, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Charles Claver, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Robert Lupton, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Constanza Araujo, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Ming Liang, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
John Andrew, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Jeff Barr, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Kairn Brannon, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Michael Coughlin, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Merlin Fisher-Levine, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
William Gressler, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Jacques Sebag, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Sandrine Thomas, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Oliver Wiecha, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Peter Yoachim, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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