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Extinction correction and on-sky calibration of SCUBA-2
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Paper Abstract

Commissioning of SCUBA-2 included a program of skydips and observations of calibration sources intended to be folded into regular observing as standard methods of source flux calibration and to monitor the atmospheric opacity and stability. During commissioning, it was found that these methods could also be utilised to characterise the fundamental instrument response to sky noise and astronomical signals. Novel techniques for analysing onsky performance and atmospheric conditions are presented, along with results from the calibration observations and skydips.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77411X (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856476
Show Author Affiliations
Jessica T. Dempsey, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Per Friberg, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Tim Jenness, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Dan Bintley, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)
Wayne S. Holland, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7741:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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