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Calibration

Calibrations for GNIRS consist of the following measurements.

All calibrations, including tellurics, flatfields and arcs, must be specified in the Phase II definition. These "baseline" calibrations are summarized in the context of all Gemini Near-IR instrument calibrations (i.e. 1-5 µm imaging and spectroscopy).

Flat-fielding and arc lamp wavelength calibrations for GNIRS are obtained with the facility calibration unit, GCAL. Flats and arcs are obtained at night near-simultaneously with science observations. Pinhole calibrations are carried out during morning or evening twilight or in daytime.

Further information on near-IR calibration, including line lists, standard star search tools and spectral template libraries, can be found on the NIR resources pages.