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The goal of these simulations is to estimate photometric and astrometric accuracy, and completeness and reliability of the 2MASS survey and the protocamera database. We will be testing the integrity of the kamphot processor under a number of varying conditions, including stellar density (from the galactic plane to the pole), seeing, background, sub-pixel response and bad pixel masks. We will compare the kamphot results with similar results found using a simple aperture photometry technique.

There are two primary tasks that the simulator performs:

Gaylin Laughlin
Wed Feb 15 09:43:14 PST 1995