Revised Filter Profiles and Zero Points for Broadband Photometry

  title={Revised Filter Profiles and Zero Points for Broadband Photometry},
  author={Andrew W. Mann and Kaspar von Braun},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • A. Mann, K. Braun
  • Published 3 December 2014
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Estimating accurate bolometric fluxes for stars requires reliable photometry to absolutely flux cali- brate the spectra. This is a significant problem for studies of very bright stars, which are generally saturated in modern photometric surveys. Instead we must rely on photometry with less precise calibration. We utilize precisely flux-calibrated spectra to derive improved filter bandpasses and zero points for the most common sources of pho- tometry for bright stars. In total, we test 39… Expand
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