Date of Original Version

3-30-2015

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We present a pedagogical review of the weak gravitational lensing measurement process and its connection to major scientific questions such as dark matter and dark energy. Then we describe common ways of parametrizing systematic errors and understanding how they affect weak lensing measurements. Finally, we discuss several instrumental systematics and how they fit into this context, and conclude with some future perspective on how progress can be made in understanding the impact of instrumental systematics on weak lensing measurements.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/05/C05017

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Journal of Instrumentation, 10, C05017.