Meaning of isophotal and photometric

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What do the words "isophotal" and "photometric" mean? I can't find any definitions.
 
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in astronomy "photometric" basically means the sky is clear and its a perfect observing night
 
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Photometric is also a name given to a unit system that incorporates the response of the human eye. Units such as Candelas, Lumens (sp?) etc. fall into this category.

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Seems to fit with the context. Thanks! Now I only need to know what isophotal means. Photons with the same wavelength?
 

What is the meaning of isophotal and photometric?

Isophotal refers to the equal brightness contours or lines on a two-dimensional image, while photometric refers to the measurement of the light intensity or brightness of an object.

What is the difference between isophotal and photometric measurements?

The main difference is that isophotal measurements are qualitative, representing the perceived brightness of an object, while photometric measurements are quantitative and can be used to determine the exact brightness of an object.

How are isophotal and photometric measurements used in astronomy?

Isophotal and photometric measurements are used to study the brightness and distribution of light from celestial objects, such as stars and galaxies. This information can provide insights into the physical properties and evolution of these objects.

How are isophotal and photometric measurements affected by external factors?

Isophotal measurements can be affected by factors such as atmospheric conditions, while photometric measurements can be affected by factors such as the distance of the object, its color, and any intervening dust or gas that may absorb or scatter light.

What are some common techniques used to make isophotal and photometric measurements?

Some common techniques include aperture photometry, which involves measuring the light within a specific area around the object, and isophotal fitting, which involves fitting a mathematical model to the isophotal contours of an object to determine its brightness profile.

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