Standard Photometric Systems

  title={Standard Photometric Systems},
  author={Michael S. Bessell},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • M. Bessell
  • Published 15 August 2005
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
▪ Abstract Standard star photometry dominated the latter half of the twentieth century reaching its zenith in the 1980s. It was introduced to take advantage of the high sensitivity and large dynamic range of photomultiplier tubes compared to photographic plates. As the quantum efficiency of photodetectors improved and the wavelength range extended further to the red, standard systems were modified and refined, and deviations from the original systems proliferated. The revolutionary shift to… 

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