B6 – Commission B6 Astronomical Photometry and Polarimetry


Commission B6 is concerned with photometric and polarimetric techniques and their standardization for the UV through far-IR/sub-mm spectral regions.  These are essential tools in the exploration and investigation of astronomical objects and quantities.  Solutions to a wide range of scientific problems require calibrated photometry and polarimetry at better than the 1% level.  Standardization is inescapable for exchanging data or merging data from different sources.

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Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

J. Allyn Smith

Austin Peay State University
Dept. Physics, Engineering, & Astronomy
P.O. Box 4608
Clarksville TN 37044
Tennessee (TN)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
June 20, 2019

Stefano Bagnulo

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
College Hill
Armagh BT61 9DG
Northen Ireland
United Kingdom

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
March 11, 2021

Antonio Mario Magalhaes

Universidade de São Paulo
Instituto de Astronomia, Geofisica e Ciencias Atmosfericas
Rua do Matão 1226
Cidade Universitaria
São Paulo 05508-090
São Paulo (SP)

NCA adherence: Brazil

Last updated:
July 30, 2018

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