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Quantification of Distant Luminous Objects

 

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Mario E. Motta

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

Abstract  With the advent of modern CCD cameras, it is possible to quantitate the total photon count of distant Luminous Objects. In this paper, I have developed a formula for astronomers to allow use of this fact to calculate the total photon output, and thus total energy output, of imaged objects. I then use SN 2002ap in M74 (NGC 628) as an example and calculate the total energy flux of that event.

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