|Compilation of photometry|
The bandpass of each photometric point is identified with an internal code or acronym that points to a description in the Filter Profile Service of the Spanish virtual Observatory (SVO-FPS), for filters registered in this resource. This link allows one to retrieve detailed information about the spectral location and flux calibration of any filter.
Before the development of SVO-FPS we were using the Asiago Database on Photometric Systems or the General Catalogue of Photometric Data , and for filters not registered in SVO-FPS, we record information taken from various sources cited in the band_codes table.
Some other resources:
Review article Standard Photometric Systems (Bessell 2005)
Magnitude System and Color Conversion Formulas (Seiichi Yoshida)
Conversions between Johnson and AB magnitudes: Frei and Gunn 1995
Conversions between Vega and AB magnitudes: Blanton et al., Astronomical Journal 127, 2562-2578 (2005), eqs.(5))
Statistics of the compilation of photometry
The first ten sources of photometry