Status: To Do
Fix Version/s: None
DM-1576 Jim Bosch commented on two existing ugly hacks in PhotoCalTask for dealing with uncertainties in reference object flux:
- The reference flux is not handled in a principled way
- The square root of the flux is used as the estimated error if the reference flux error is not known
For now I have modified the code to ignore reference flux error. I will note, however, that any catalog that is suitable to be used for accurate photometric calibration ought to have known flux errors. So I am not convinced that the ugly hack of using sqrt(flux) is a very serious issue. Still, it might be smarter to ignore the reference flux error if it is unknown? For now I will ignore it in any case.