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Precision Calibration via Artificial Light Sources Above the Atmophere

  title={Precision Calibration via Artificial Light Sources Above the Atmophere},
  author={Justin E. Albert and Maxwell H. Fagin and Yorke J. Brown and Christopher W. Stubbs and Nikita A. Kuklev and Alexander Joseph Conley},
Deeper understanding of the properties of dark energy via SNIa surveys, and to a large extent other methods as well, will require unprecedented photometric precision. Laboratory and solar photometry and radiometry regularly achieve precisions on the order of parts in ten thousand, but photometric calibration for non-solar astronomy presently remains stuck at the percent or greater level. We discuss our project to erase this discrepancy, and our steps toward achieving laboratory-level… CONTINUE READING

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