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I think I have an answer to my question. This website seems to explain it best: How to measure the color terms for your camera If we measure a variety of standard stars (bluer and redder stars) using b and v magnitudes, we can compare them to the what their magnitudes should be using the following equation: m_instrumental - m_B = C_B (B-V) + ZP We can plot ...


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The electromagnetic spectrum is a continuous distribution of frequencies/wavelengths. Photometry is the science of light as perceived by the human eye, so it is very relevant for observing astronomical objects with telescopes, etc... In astrophotometry, one cuts the electromagnetic spectrum into bins, called "magnitudes." The specific ranges of ...


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