SLR: Stellar Locus Regression

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SLR: Stellar Locus Regression

Post by owlice » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:38 pm

SLR: Stellar Locus Regression

Abstract: Stellar Locus Regression (SLR) is a simple way to calibrate colors at the 1-2% level, and magnitudes at the sub-5% level as limited by 2MASS, without the traditional use of standard stars. With SLR, stars in any field are "standards." This is an entirely new way to calibrate photometry. SLR exploits the simple fact that most stars lie along a well defined line in color-color space called the stellar locus. Cross-match point-sources in flattened images taken through different passbands and plot up all color vs color combinations, and you will see the stellar locus with little effort. SLR calibrates colors by fitting these colors to a standard line. Cross-match with 2MASS on top of that, and SLR will deliver calibrated magnitudes as well.

Credit: High, F. W.; Stubbs, C. W.; Rest, A.; Stalder, B.; Challis, P.


Bibcode: 2010ascl.soft10035H

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ID: ascl:1010.035
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Re: SLR: Stellar Locus Regression

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