Relative photometric calibration of optical surveys

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Photometric calibration is the top systematic uncertainty in measurements of Type Ia Supernova distances used to infer cosmological parameters. Uncertainties in the calibration can come from a variety of sources, e.g., measurements of the system throughput, the slope of the photometric response with wavelength as determined from spectral standards, and the relative consistency across the focal plane. The combination of these systematic uncertainties when propagated to a constraint on the nature of dark energy are roughly equal to the statistical constraints from over 1000 SN Ia. In what follows, we give a brief overview of the various types of calibration uncertainties and recent progress to reduce them.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scolnic, D

Published Date

  • April 26, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1748-0221

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1748-0221/12/04/C04021

Citation Source

  • Scopus