- rubin_sim.phot_utils.calc_mag_error_m5(magnitude, bandpass, m5, phot_params, gamma=None)¶
Calculate magnitude error using the model from equation (5) of arXiv:0805.2366
@param [in] magnitude of the source whose error you want to calculate (can be a numpy array)
@param [in] bandpass (an instantiation of the Bandpass class) in question
@param [in] m5 is the 5-sigma limiting magnitude in that bandpass
@param [in] phot_params is an instantiation of the PhotometricParameters class that carries details about the photometric response of the telescope.
@param [in] gamma (optional) is the gamma parameter from equation(5) of arXiv:0805.2366. If not provided, this method will calculate it.
@param [out] the error associated with the magnitude
@param [out] gamma is the calculated gamma parameter for the bandpass used here (in case the user wants to call this method again).
Note: you can also pass in a numpy of array of magnitudes calculated in the same Bandpass with the same m5 and get a numpy array of errors out.