The 2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshop

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

  • Andreas Kaufer
  • Florian Kerber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Amico, P. Ballester, W. Hummel, G. LoCurto, L. Lundin, A. Modigliani et al.
      Pages 11-21
  3. Session 1: Optical Spectro-Imagers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. W. Freudling, P. Møller, F. Patat, S. Moehler, M. Romaniello, E. Jehin et al.
      Pages 35-40
    3. M. Monelli, M. Nonino, G. Bono, P. François, F. Thévenin, R. Buonanno et al.
      Pages 41-47
    4. C. J. Evans, D. J. Lennon, I. Hunter, T. Augusteijn, S. J. Smartt
      Pages 49-51
    5. S. Mieske, M. Rejkuba, S. Bagnulo, C. Izzo, G. Marconi
      Pages 53-56
    6. F. Saitta, F. Kerber, P. Bristow, H. Dekker, S. D’Odorico, C. Dupuy et al.
      Pages 57-61
    7. J. R. Walsh, H. Kuntschner, E. Jehin, A. Kaufer, K. O’Brien, M. Riquelme et al.
      Pages 63-67
  4. Session 2: Optical Multi-object Spectrographs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. L. Schmidtobreick, S. Bagnulo, E. Jehin, G. Marconi, K. O’Brien, E. Pompei et al.
      Pages 75-80
    3. P. Bonifacio
      Pages 81-86
    4. M. Scodeggio, P. Franzetti, B. Garilli, M. Fumana, L. Paioro, A. Zanichelli
      Pages 95-105
  5. Session 3: Near-IR and mid-IR Spectro-Imagers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. E. Mason
      Pages 109-118

About these proceedings


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.


ESO Session astronomy atmospheric effects calibration control data flow instrumentation: adaptive optics instrumentation: interferometers instrumentation: spectrographs instruments methods: data analysis spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Kaufer
    • 1
  • Florian Kerber
    • 2
  1. 1.European Southern Observatory (ESO) Alonso de Cordova 3107Santiago 19Chile
  2. 2.European Southern Observatory (ESO)85748 GarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76962-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76963-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
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