A method to optimize intermediate-passband photometric systems
Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, avenue de Cointe 5, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
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Accepted: 25 March 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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