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Paper: SI-Traceable Calibrations of Celestial Objects
Volume: 503, Calibrating Large Surveys and Future Facilities
Page: 135
Authors: Cramer, C. E.; Lykke, K. R.; Woodward, J. T.
Abstract: Photometric calibration is currently the leading source of systematic uncertainty in supernova surveys that aim to determine the nature of dark energy. The bulk of this uncertainty is due to imperfect knowledge of the spectral energy distribution of stars used as primary standards. We review the challenges associated with establishing an absolute calibration of stellar spectra and describe how it is possible to do better by using recent advances in optical metrology, paying particular attention to the measurement chain establishing SI-traceability and reporting of measurement uncertainties.
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