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Maxim DL "err" and "magerr"

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Gchaplin
Maxim DL "err" and "magerr"

After doing the photometric analysis in Maxim DL I export the AAVSO format and it shows me the "magerr" for the variable is 0.063. If I then export 'all' the data the "err" for the same variable is 0.023 (and "magerr" isn't reported). Does anyone know why these differ or what they refer to? The SN ratio divided into the intensity represents about 0.021 of the intensitity - suggesting "err" might be a fractional intensity error but then I would expect the magerr to be a smaller figure not larger.

hfhenrichs
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Maxim DL MAGERR wrong in case of multiple reference stars

In the attached file I analyze and discuss the photometry results reported by Maxim DL version 6.11. My main conclusion is that the reported MAGERR must be wrong in the case of multiple reference stars: only the last measured reference star is used, whereas all others are ignored. 

This makes me wonder how these reported values may have affected the science cases based on them.

res
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Maxim DL MAGERR wrong in case of multiple reference stars

OMG!!! Seems like MaximDL is not good choice for photometry tasks? Think, that 5.24 have the same bug.

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