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JHK Standards for Small Telescopes


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Arne A. Henden

USRA/USNO, P.O. Box 1149, Flagstaff, AZ 86002-1149


Presented at the 91st Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, July 2, 2002


Abstract  The AAVSO Futures meeting, held in Madison, WI, in May 2001, proposed that the AAVSO support near-infrared research with small telescopes. A photometer, the SSP-4, has been developed to provide J- and H-band capability for a reasonable cost. However, proper calibrated photometry requires a set of standard stars. This paper describes such a set of stars, suitable for small telescopes, and with accurate coordinates, proper motions, and high-quality magnitudes.

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