The JHKL' (AAO) photometric system

Basic Reference

Allen D.A., Cragg T.A. 1983, MNRAS 203, 777


This paper presents the JHKL' standard stars in use for the photometry at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. They are equatorial or southern hemisphere objects 1.5 < K < 6. Comparison with the other lists of standards is presented, and in particular with the Johnson photometric system. Some recommendations on the use of JHKL' standard stars are given.


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Indices and parameters

J, H, K, L', J-H, H-K



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Colour system

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