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Paper: The Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey
Volume: 364, The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric, and Polarimetric Standardization
Page: 187
Authors: Tucker, D.L.; Annis, J.T.; Lin, H.; Kent, S.; Stoughton, C.; Peoples, J.; Allam, S.S.; Mohr, J.J.; Barkhouse, W.A.; Ngeow, C.; Alam, T.; Beldica, C.; Cai, D.; Daues, G.; Plante, R.; Miller, C.; Smith, C.; Suntzeff, N.B.
Abstract: The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a 5000 deg2 griz imaging survey to be conducted using a proposed 3 deg2 (2.°2-diameter) wide-field mosaic camera on the CTIO Blanco 4-m telescope. The primary scientific goal of the DES is to constrain dark energy cosmological parameters via four complementary methods: galaxy cluster counting, weak lensing, galaxy angular correlations, and Type Ia supernovae, supported by precision photometric redshifts. Here we present the photometric calibration plans for the DES, including a discussion of standard stars and field-to-field calibrations.
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