Herschel Calibration Workshop: Only the best data products for the Legacy Archive
Start date: 25 Mar 2013
Address: European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain
The Herschel mission has produced high quality photometry and spectroscopy in the far-infrared and sub-millimetre for more than 3 years. Herschel calibration clearly plays a key role in connecting the groundbased near-infrared calibration (via stars) with groundbased submm/mm calibration (via planets). This workshop will enable Herschel calibration experts and observatory users to gather to assess the current status, successes and shortcomings of the whole set of observing modes available to Herschel and the calibrations performed. It is scheduled to take place around the end of Helium cryogenic phase of the mission and before full consolidation of calibrations and archived observations in a post operational phase. The workshop will therefore provide further feedback into the planning of calibration improvements in the upcoming years so that the Herschel Science Archive has the best calibrated data possible.