Query : 2010A&A...515A...6C

2010A&A...515A...6C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 515, A6-6 (2010/6-1)

Angular diameter estimation of interferometric calibrators. Example of {lambda gruis}, calibrator for VLTI-AMBER.


Abstract (from CDS):

Accurate long-baseline interferometric measurements require careful calibration with reference stars. Small calibrators with high angular diameter accuracy ensure the true visibility uncertainty to be dominated by the measurement errors. We review some indirect methods for estimating angular diameter, using various types of input data. Each diameter estimate, obtained for the test-case calibrator star {lambda} Gru, is compared with the value 2.71mas found in the Borde calibrator catalogue published in 2002. Angular size estimations from spectral type, spectral index, in-band magnitude, broadband photometry, and spectrophotometry give close estimates of the angular diameter, with slightly variable uncertainties. Fits on photometry and spectrophotometry need physical atmosphere models with ``plausible'' stellar parameters. Angular diameter uncertainties were estimated by means of residual bootstrapping confidence intervals. All numerical results and graphical outputs presented in this paper were obtained using the routines developed under PV-WAVE, which compose the modular software suite SPIDAST, created to calibrate and interprete spectroscopic and interferometric measurements, particularly those obtained with VLTI-AMBER. The final angular diameter estimate 2.70mas of λ Gru, with 68% confidence interval 2.65-2.81mas, is obtained by fit of the MARCS model on the ISO-SWS 2.38-27.5µm spectrum, with the stellar parameters Te=4250K, logg=2.0, z=0.0dex, M=1.0M, and ξt=2.0km/s.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: fundamental parameters - stars: individual: λ Gru - techniques: interferometric - instrumentation: interferometers

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 * alf CMa SB* 06 45 08.91728 -16 42 58.0171 -1.51 -1.46 -1.46 -1.46 -1.43 A0mA1Va 1494 0
2 * alf Lyr dS* 18 36 56.33635 +38 47 01.2802 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.07 0.10 A0Va 2630 0
3 * lam Gru PM* 22 06 06.8856828 -39 32 36.065850   5.843 4.458     K3III 63 0
4 * pi.01 Gru S* 22 22 44.2083897000 -45 56 52.791160956 10.52 8.62 6.55 3.19 0.52 S5,7: 184 0

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