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The JMMC evolutive search calibrator tool
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Paper Abstract

In stellar interferometry, the raw fringe visibilities must be calibrated to obtain the intrinsic object visibilities and then object parameters which can be interpreted in term of astrophysical parameters. The selection of suitable calibration stars is crucial to reach the ultimate precision of the interferometric instruments like VLTI. So, we have developed a user-dedicated software to create an evolutive catalog of such calibration stars. This gives useful information for the selection of calibrators with respect to the requirements of the astrophysical program and of the instrumental configuration. A list of potential calibrators is obtained from a set of catalogs available at the Centre de Donnees Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS). The CDS request is based on some selection criteria like the maximum angular distance and the range of magnitude around the scientific target. This calibrator selection tool is integrated into ASPRO the interferometric observing preparation software developed by the Jean-Marie Marriotti Center (JMMC), and which is accessible at

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554619
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Bonneau, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Jean-Michel Clausse, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Xavier Delfosse, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Gilles Duvert, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Pascal Borde, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Denis Mourard, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Philippe Berio, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Pierre Cruzalebes, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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