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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Merge from |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|mbox}} }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Photometry is a technique of astronomy concerned with measuring the flux, or intensity of an astronomical object's electromagnetic radiation.<ref name=sterken_manfroid1992/> When photometry is performed over broad wavelength bands of radiation, where not only the amount of radiation but also its spectral distribution is measured, the term spectrophotometry is used.

The word is composed of the Greek affixes photo- ("light") and -metry ("measure").


Photometry (astronomy) sections
Intro  Methods  CCD photometry  Applications  Software   Organizations   [[Photometry_(astronomy)?section=See</a>_also|See</a> also]]  References  

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