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### B.1.8 Fluxes

Functions for conversion between flux and magnitude values. Functions are provided for conversion between flux in Janskys and AB magnitudes.

Some constants for approximate conversions between different magnitude scales are also provided:

• Constants `JOHNSON_AB_*`, for Johnson <-> AB magnitude conversions, from Frei and Gunn, Astronomical Journal 108, 1476 (1994), Table 2 (1994AJ....108.1476F).
• Constants `VEGA_AB_*`, for Vega <-> AB magnitude conversions, from Blanton et al., Astronomical Journal 129, 2562 (2005), Eqs. (5) (2005AJ....129.2562B).

`abToJansky( magAB )`
Converts AB magnitude to flux in Jansky.

F/Jy=10(23-(AB+48.6)/2.5)

• Parameters:
• `magAB` (floating point): AB magnitude value
• Return value
• (floating point): equivalent flux in Jansky

`janskyToAb( fluxJansky )`
Converts flux in Jansky to AB magnitude.

AB=2.5*(23-log10(F/Jy))-48.6

• Parameters:
• `fluxJansky` (floating point): flux in Jansky
• Return value
• (floating point): equivalent AB magnitude

`luminosityToFlux( lumin, dist )`
Converts luminosity to flux given a luminosity distance.

F=lumin/(4 x Pi x dist2)

• Parameters:
• `lumin` (floating point): luminosity
• `dist` (floating point): luminosity distance
• Return value
• (floating point): equivalent flux

`fluxToLuminosity( flux, dist )`
Converts flux to luminosity given a luminosity distance.

lumin=(4 x Pi x dist2) F

• Parameters:
• `flux` (floating point): flux
• `dist` (floating point): luminosity distance
• Return value
• (floating point): equivalent luminosity

`JOHNSON_AB_V`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in V band. VJ~=VAB+`JOHNSON_AB_V`.

`JOHNSON_AB_B`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in B band. BJ~=BAB+`JOHNSON_AB_B`.

`JOHNSON_AB_Bj`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in Bj band. BjJ~=BjAB+`JOHNSON_AB_Bj`.

`JOHNSON_AB_R`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in R band. RJ~=RAB+`JOHNSON_AB_R`.

`JOHNSON_AB_I`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in I band. IJ~=IAB+`JOHNSON_AB_I`.

`JOHNSON_AB_g`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in g band. gJ~=gAB+`JOHNSON_AB_g`.

`JOHNSON_AB_r`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in r band. rJ~=rAB+`JOHNSON_AB_r`.

`JOHNSON_AB_i`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in i band. iJ~=iAB+`JOHNSON_AB_i`.

`JOHNSON_AB_Rc`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in Rc band. RcJ~=RcAB+`JOHNSON_AB_Rc`.

`JOHNSON_AB_Ic`
Approximate offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in Ic band. IcJ~=IcAB+`JOHNSON_AB_Ic`.

`JOHNSON_AB_uPrime`
Offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in u' band (zero). u'J=u'AB+`JOHNSON_AB_uPrime`=u'AB.

`JOHNSON_AB_gPrime`
Offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in g' band (zero). g'J=g'AB+`JOHNSON_AB_gPrime`=g'AB.

`JOHNSON_AB_rPrime`
Offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in r' band (zero). r'J=r'AB+`JOHNSON_AB_rPrime`=r'AB.

`JOHNSON_AB_iPrime`
Offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in i' band (zero). i'J=i'AB+`JOHNSON_AB_iPrime`=i'AB.

`JOHNSON_AB_zPrime`
Offset between Johnson and AB magnitudes in z' band (zero). z'J=z'AB+`JOHNSON_AB_zPrime`=z'AB.

`VEGA_AB_J`
Approximate offset between Vega (as in 2MASS) and AB magnitudes in J band. JVega~=JAB+`VEGA_AB_J`.

`VEGA_AB_H`
Approximate offset between Vega (as in 2MASS) and AB magnitudes in H band. HVega~=HAB+`VEGA_AB_H`.

`VEGA_AB_K`
Approximate offset between Vega (as in 2MASS) and AB magnitudes in K band. KVega~=KAB+`VEGA_AB_K`.

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