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ESO Astrophysics Symposia

The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshop

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 23-26 January 2007

Editors: Kaufer, Andreas, Kerber, Florian (Eds.)

  • A reference point for all future efforts to improve instrument calibration procedures in astronomy

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About this book

The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration workshop brought together more than 120 participants with the objective to

a) foster the sharing of information, experience and techniques between observers, instrument developers and instrument operation teams,

b) review the actual precision and limitations of the applied instrument calibration plans, and

c) collect the current and future requirements by the ESO users.

These present proceedings include the majority of the workshop’s contributions and document the status quo of instrument calibration at ESO in large detail. Topics covered are:

Optical Spectro-Imagers, Optical Multi-Object Spectrographs, NIR and MIR Spectro-Imagers, High-Resolution Spectrographs, Integral Field Spectrographs, Adaptive Optics Instruments, Polarimetric Instruments, Wide Field Imagers, Interferometric Instruments as well as other crucial aspects such as data flow, quality control, data reduction software and atmospheric effects.

It was stated in the workshop that "calibration is a life-long learning process''. In this sense, this book will be a reference point for all future efforts to improve instrument calibration procedures in astronomy.

Table of contents (82 chapters)

  • Instruments Calibration at the La Silla Paranal Observatory

    Marconi, G.

    Pages 3-9

  • The Detector Monitoring Project

    Amico, P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • IOT Overview: Optical Spectro-Imagers

    Patat, F.

    Pages 25-33

  • Photometry with FORS

    Freudling, W. (et al.)

    Pages 35-40

  • Radial Velocity Measurements Based on FORS2 and FLAMES Spectra

    Monelli, M. (et al.)

    Pages 41-47

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09566-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshop
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 23-26 January 2007
Editors
  • Andreas Kaufer
  • Florian Kerber
Series Title
ESO Astrophysics Symposia
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76963-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76963-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-76962-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09566-5
Series ISSN
1431-2433
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 616
Number of Illustrations and Tables
251 b/w illustrations
Topics