Calibration and Instrument Stability Group: CALISTA
ESO astronomers dedicate large amount of time to better
characterize the VLT site and instruments. This page collects results
relevant to various instruments on Paranal. It also serves as a general
access to relevant calibration data. It is far from being exhaustive:
please contact the Calibration And
Instrument Stability Group to suggest additional
relevant results or links.
2007 ESO Instrument Calibration workshop
2007 ESO Instrument Calibration Workshop
was the opportunity to present various results or projects
related to the calibration of ESO instruments and other.
Users registered to SpringerLink can have access to the
otherwise available in the ESO Astrophysics Symposia series.
The Brightness of the Night Sky The night sky brightness,
together with number of clear nights, seeing, transparency,
photometric stability and humidity, are some of the most important
parameters that qualify a site for front-line ground--based
Forecasts of Observing Conditions on ESO Sites. Access to the ESO Ambient Condition Database Server.
General information and long term statistics. Related publications.
Single star Cn2 Profiler, including
Flux calibrated IR night sky spectrum (J, H, K bands) based on SINFONI data.
The page also contains a link to the night sky atlas at the
resolution of ISAAC. In the future, it will also contain a
sky atlas obtained at the resolution of CRIRES.
Water vapor measurements at Paranal. Currently based on
VISIR and CRIRES measurements.
Photometric standard stars
Telluric and Spectrophotometric standard stars
A study of the UVES instrumental
polarisation (PDF file). "...measurements show no
evidence for the presence of a UVES instrumental
VLTI Calibrator Selector
Relevant conference proceedings
The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric