AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 91 Surveys and Catalogs
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[91.06] Photometric Standard Stars in the Southern E-Regions, u'g'r'i'z'

J.L. Stute (University of Wyoming), J.A. Smith (LANL/University of Wyoming), D.L. Tucker, S.S. Allam (Fermi Lab), C.T. Rodgers (University of Wyoming), C. Stoughton (Fermi Lab)

We are developing a set of southern hemisphere photometric standards for use with the ugriz filter system, as defined by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. As part of this work, we present a subset of the southern standards; those in the E-Regions. The E-Regions, defined by Harvard Observatory, are located at a declination near 45 degrees south and are well placed for southern hemisphere observers. In fact, some stars in these regions are also used as standard stars in the Johnson-Cousins UBVRI filter system. Therefore, standardizing some of these same stars, ranging in magnitude from 10 < r< 16, in the ugriz system, will benefit both medium and small telescope programs, provide a useful resource to the astronomical community, and further the development of the ugriz system.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0098401.


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