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SSP-4 Photometer Observation Reports and Analyses

This information was originally published as a series of reports by AAVSO observer Doug West in 2003, outlining his experiments and calibrations of the Optec SSP-4 infrared photometer

SSP-4 Photometer Observation Report and Analysis #1

By Doug West
16 May 2003

Alert Notice 196: Outburst of 2110+13 EF Pegasi AND Request to monitor some Hipparacos red variables for photometric calibration

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 196 (January 12, 1995)

OUTBURST OF 2110+13 EF PEGASI

Bibliography: visual magnitude estimates and photometry

A number of papers have been written discussing visual magnitude estimates in comparison to photometry.  Multiple studies have shown that visual magnitude estimates compare very favorably with instrumental photometry in terms of sensitivity and consistency.  As with all data, care must be taken to understand what visual magnitude estimates represent, what their bandpass is, and when their use is appropriate.

Obtaining Transformation Coefficients

Photographers sometimes include a color chart in their photographs. The chart helps them get proper color balance in the final prints.

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