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Bootstrapping star position and baseline knowledge with uncalibrated SIM observations
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Paper Abstract

An external calibration technique for SIM1,2,3 involves measurement of calibration stars whose positions must already be known to an accuracy of 2 milliarcseconds. We demonstrate a procedure that effectively 'bootstraps' calibration star positions from an ab initio catalog to the required accuracy by observing them with the uncalibrated SIM instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4852, Interferometry in Space, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460855
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Joseph Catanzarite, Interferometry Science Ctr./California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ipek Basdogan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark H. Milman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4852:
Interferometry in Space
Michael Shao, Editor(s)

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