IRAS Explanatory Supplement
VI. Flux Reconstruction and Calibration
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- Processing - Removal of Telescope Transfer Function
- Determination of Relative Flux
- Overall Procedure to Determine Relative Photometry
- Photometry of Point Sources and Small Extended Sources
- Photometry of Extended Emission
- Absolute Calibration
- Comparison of IRAS Observations with Ground Based Observations
In the following discussion, the processing by which the signal received at the ground station was converted to the effective detector current is described, followed by the description of the process by which the relative and, finally, the absolute photometry was achieved.
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