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Paper: Algorithms for CCD Stellar Photometry
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 317
Authors: Mighell, Kenneth J.
Abstract: Basic algorithms for the production of stellar photometry from CCD observations are described and reviewed. Simple algorithms for detecting stars, finding their positions, and estimating the nearby sky background will be presented along with references to the extensive literature devoted to these topics. The basic techniques of aperture and PSF-fitting CCD stellar photometry are discussed in detail. Recent advances in PSF-fitting CCD stellar photometry are described and used to show how accurate V-band stellar photometry with the Next Generation Space Telescope could be accomplished with a 8-m primary mirror that is diffraction limited at near-infrared wavelengths.
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