photographic photometry

photographic photometry

See photometry.

Photometry, Photographic

 

the branch of photometry that deals with methods of quantitative evaluation of radiation by means of photographic materials. The methods of photographic photometry are used mainly when the intensity of the radiation being measured is low, for example, in astronomy.

REFERENCE

Mees, C., and T. James. Teoriia fotograficheskogo protsessa. Leningrad, 1973. (Translated from English.)

photographic photometry

[¦fōd·ə¦graf·ik fə′täm·ə·trē]
(spectroscopy)
The use of a comparator-densitometer to analyze a photographed spectrograph spectrum by emulsion density measurements.
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