Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 119, November I 1996, 569-575
A method to optimize intermediate-passband photometric systems
Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, avenue de Cointe 5, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
Received January 2; accepted March 25, 1996
Abstract: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