IAU Commission 54: Optical & Infrared Interferometry

Working group on calibrator stars

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Quick CalVin instructions

Select instrument, then right-click link to Simbad Web App to open Simbad in another window. There you query for the coordinates of your science target, and cut and paste the coordinates into the CalVin application. For the observation setup, just select a time span of 24 hours and then submit the request. Confirm your input on the next page, and you will be presented a list of calibrators selected from the CalVin database.

Later, after browsing through the list and selecting a suitable candidate, run CalVin again with the proper observational setup to make sure the calibrator is observable.

Last updated: 30 March 2008 by Christian A. Hummel