AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

How Faint Can You Go? (Abstract)

Volume 45 number 2 (2017)

Arne Henden
AAVSO, 106 Hawkins Pond Road, Center Harbor, NH 03226; arne@aavso.org

Abstract

(Abstract only) For many scientific projects, knowledge of the faint limit of your exposure can be extremely important. In addition, it can be just plain fun to know how faint your equipment can go under varying circumstances. This paper describes the concept and gives some guidance as to how to increase the scientific value of your reports.