Reporting Photometric Error...
I'm rather new at this, so bear with me. :-)
When submitting observations to the AID, I'm wondering what error to report. When I do photometric reduction on an image using VPhot I get the following:
Target Mag Err Std Err(SNR) SNR Sky
TX Per 10.198 0.224 0.224 0.003 398 7
Now, up to this point I've been reporting (using this instance as an example) an error of 0.224, but in this example that seems an awful large error to me. When I took an estimate of AF And the other day and had a similar error I attributed it to a faint star and an underexposed image (for the star brightness I was taking). But this is not that way with TX Per. I got a good image. Its not faint, its sharp, its good. I don't think the magnitude error should be 0.224m.
Is this the error I should be reporting, or am I doing this totally wrong?
Doc Kinne, KQR