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Flux Calibration and Extinction Correction

To calibrate the chromatic response, observations of a standard star (preferably more than one) are needed, for which the absolute fluxes are known. The spectral response curve of the instrument can then be determined with the command RESPONSE/LONG, and absolute fluxes for the objects of interest are obtained with CALIBRATE/FLUX. The extinction correction must previously be done in a separate step with the command EXTINCTION/LONG.

An alternative procedure, if no standard star spectrum is available, is the normalisation  of the continuum  as described below.

Petra Nass