Accurate Photometry with Digitized Photographic Plates of the Moscow Collection

@article{Sokolovsky2017AccuratePW,
  title={Accurate Photometry with Digitized Photographic Plates of the Moscow Collection},
  author={Kirill V. Sokolovsky and Alexandra M. Zubareva and Daria Kolesnikova and Nikolai N. Samus and Sergei V. Antipin and Aleksandr A. Belinski},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={340 - 343}
}
Abstract Photographic plate archives contain a wealth of information about the positions and brightness of celestial objects decades ago. Plate digitization is necessary to make this information accessible, but extracting it is a technical challenge. We have developed algorithms to extract photometry with an accuracy of better than ∼0.1 mag. in the range 13 < B < 17 mag from photographic images obtained in 1948–1996 with the 40-cm Sternberg Institute astrograph (30 × 30 cm plate size, 10 × 10… Expand
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