A new system of faint near-infrared standard stars

S. E. Persson, D. C. Murphy, W. Krzeminski, M. Roth, M. J. Rieke

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A new grid of 65 faint near-infrared standard stars is presented. They are spread around the sky, lie between 10th and 12th magnitude at K, and are measured in most cases to precisions better than 0.001 mag in the J, H, K, and Ks bands; the latter is a medium-band modified K. A secondary list of red stars suitable for determining color transformations between photometric systems is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2475-2488
Number of pages14
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1998


  • Infrared radiation
  • Stars: general
  • Techniques: photometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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