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WFPC2 Technical Instrument Report 97-10:

WFPC2 Photometry from Subtraction of Observed PSFs

-Surdej, Remy, Baggett, and Wiggs

Based on observed PSFs from the WFPC2 calibration programs, a series of PSF subtraction tests have been performed and the resulting photometry analyzed. We find that using a composite observed PSF, constructed from optimally selected PSFs based on location and breathing values, yields single photometric values affected by an RMS of ~0.01-0.02 mag. While resampling does not appear to have much of an effect on the photometric results, the color of the PSF employed is important.

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