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Talks + References

2014-05-12 18:19:59 by karun



"Precision Calibration via Artificial Light Sources Above the Atmosphere," J. Albert, M. Fagin, Y. Brown, C. Stubbs, N. Kuklev, and A. Conley, Astro. Soc. Pacific conference series (2012).

"Satellite-Mounted Light Sources as Photometric Calibration Standards," J. Albert, K. Foster, J. Battat et al, white paper for the National Academy of Sciences ASTRO2010 Decadal Survey.

"Toward 1% Photometry: End-to-end Calibration of Astronomical Telescopes and Detectors," C. Stubbs and J. Tonry, arXiv:astro-ph/0604285, Astrophysical Journal 646, 1436 (2006).

Additional Literature

Blimp Design

The following report was posted on Astro-ph as Airships: A New Horizon for Science(airXiv: 1402.6706)

The following is a project report on an airship design for an ALTAIR payload, and was completed as part of a course project by Divya Bhatnagar and her engineering colleagues in Spring 2014 at UVic.


2014 Workshop on the Cosmic Distance Scale                      2013 AAS Meeting
  STScI, Baltimore, MD, 31 Mar. - 2 Apr. 2014             Long Beach, CA, 6-10 Jan. 2013
                 K. Thanjavur, for ALTAIR                 C. Cramer, J. Albert, & S. Deustua, for ALTAIR


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