Final report on standardization work for the calibration of intensities of celestial objects
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Stars -- Magnitudes.,
  • Stars -- Color.

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Other titlesStandardization work for the calibration of intensities of celestial objects.
StatementArlo U. Landolt.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-192831.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17678235M

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Abstract Observations of celestial phenomena need to be calibrated, to be related, to some measurable quantity. There continues to be a long-term need for accurate photometric standard stars, those with known intensities and colors, so that brightness and color measurements made of various celestial phenomena by different observers can be integrated and compared with . This study encompasses nearly celestial sources over a wide range of intensity and temperature. The results provide an independent statistical verification of the DIRBE point source calibration. The official COBE/DIRBE calibration is based on a single celestial source . In practice, however, transferring the calibration from these laboratory standards to astronomical objects of interest is far from trivial – the transfer must reach outside the atmosphere, extend over 4π steradian of sky, cover a wide range of wavelengths, and span an enormous dynamic range in intensity. SIM L-K3 Final Report Page 6 of 42 5 Measurement methods and instruments used by the participants A wide variety of instruments and techniques were used to make measurements.

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