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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 119, Number 3, November I 1996
Page(s) 569 - 575
Published online 15 November 1996
A method to optimize intermediate-passband photometric systems DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996253

Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 119, November I 1996, 569-575

A method to optimize intermediate-passband photometric systems

P. Royer gif and J. Manfroid gif
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Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, avenue de Cointe 5, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

Received January 2; accepted March 25, 1996


A method is proposed to optimize the definition of existing photometric filters in order to minimize passband-matching problems. It is argued that the ``improved'' systems should generally yield better astrophysical parameters than the original ones. Although of a general scope, the method is checked on intermediate-passband filters of the Strömgren system.

Key words: methods: data analysis --- methods: observational --- techniques: photometric

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