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.