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ACCESS: design and sub-system performance
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Matthew J. Morris; Stephan R. McCandliss; Bernard J. Rauscher; Randy A. Kimble; Jeffrey W. Kruk; Russell Pelton; D. Brent Mott; Yiting Wen; Roger Foltz; Manuel A. Quijada; Jeffery S. Gum; Jonathan P. Gardner; Duncan M. Kahle; Dominic J. Benford; Bruce E. Woodgate; Edward L. Wright; Paul D. Feldman; Murdock Hart; H. Warren Moos; Adam G. Riess; Ralph Bohlin; Susana E. Deustua; W. V. Dixon; David J. Sahnow; Robert Kurucz; Michael Lampton; Saul Perlmutter
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Paper Abstract

Establishing improved spectrophotometric standards is important for a broad range of missions and is relevant to many astrophysical problems. ACCESS, “Absolute Color Calibration Experiment for Standard Stars”, is a series of rocket-borne sub-orbital missions and ground-based experiments designed to enable improvements in the precision of the astrophysical flux scale through the transfer of absolute laboratory detector standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to a network of stellar standards with a calibration accuracy of 1% and a spectral resolving power of 500 across the 0.35-1.7µm bandpass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 844246 (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927204
Show Author Affiliations
Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Matthew J. Morris, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Stephan R. McCandliss, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Bernard J. Rauscher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Kruk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Russell Pelton, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
D. Brent Mott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Yiting Wen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Roger Foltz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Manuel A. Quijada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffery S. Gum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan P. Gardner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Duncan M. Kahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dominic J. Benford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce E. Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Edward L. Wright, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Murdock Hart, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
H. Warren Moos, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Adam G. Riess, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Ralph Bohlin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Susana E. Deustua, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
W. V. Dixon, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
David J. Sahnow, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Robert Kurucz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Michael Lampton, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
Saul Perlmutter, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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