1. Common properties of photometric systems
    1. Introduction
    2. Elements of theory of stellar photometry
    3. Magnitude and color indices
    4. Color excesses and Q parameters
    5. Wavelengths characterizing a photometric system
  2. Energy distribution in stellar spectra
    1. A short review of energy distribution studies
    2. Normal early-type stars
    3. Emission-line B-type stars
    4. Emission-line O-type stars
    5. metallic-line A-type stars
    6. Peculiar A and B stars of type CP-2
    7. Peculiar B stars of HgMn type
    8. Helium-weak stars
    9. Helium-rich and hydrogen-deficient stars
    10. Other early-type pecullar and variable stars
    11. White dwarfs
    12. Effects of axial rotation
    13. Normal G- and K-type stars
    14. M-type stars
    15. Carbon stars
    16. Stars with CH anomalies
    17. Barium stars
    18. S-type stars
    19. NS- and SN-type stars
    20. T Tauri-type stars
    21. Flare stars
    22. The halo population stars
  3. Interstellar extinction
    1. Extinction law in the visible and infrared
    2. Extinction law in the ultraviolet
    3. The modelling of the interstellar extinction law
    4. Circumstellar extinction
    5. Interstellar polarization
    6. Interstellar lines
    7. Diffuse interstellar bands
    8. The methods to determine the ratio of interstellar extinction to color excess
    9. Neutral interstellar extinction
    10. Interstellar reddening in the solar vicinity
  4. Atmospheric extinction
    1. The atmospheric extinction law
    2. The light of the night sky
    3. The best observatory sites
    4. Determination of atmosperic extinction corrections
    5. The effect of atmospheric extinction on magnitude
    6. The effect of atmospheric extinction on color indices
    7. The variation of atmospheric extinction and its elemination
    8. Nikonov's method
    9. Relative methods to determine atmospheric extinction corrections
    10. The elimination of extinction for infrared observations
    11. Neutrality of extinction by atmospheric clouds
  5. Broad band photometric systems introduced before 1953
    1. The international photographic and photovisual system
    2. First photoelectric systems and the P, V system
    3. Stebbins and Whitford six-color system
    4. Kron R, I system
    5. The UGR system
  6. The UBV system
    1. History of the UBV system
    2. Critical discussion of transformation of the U-B color indices outside the atmosphere
    3. Response functions of the UBV system
    4. Comparison of synthetic and observed color indices of the UBV system
    5. Synthetic interstellar extinctions and color excesses
    6. Synthetic reddening lines in the U-B, B-V diagram
    7. Pratical determination of reddening lines in the U-B, B-V diagram
    8. The ratio R.
    9. Intrinsic color indices (U-B) and (B-V) and reddening-free quantities Q UBV
    10. Calibration of the U-B, B-V diagram in physical parameters
    11. Star clusters in the UBV system
    12. The zero-age main sequence in the U-B, B-V diagram
    13. The blanketing effect in the U-B, B-V diagram and the position of subdwarfs, metal-deficient giants, and metallic-line stars
    14. The solar UBV colors and its analogs
    15. The effect of rapid stellar axial rotation the UBV system
    16. Unresolved binary stars in the U-B, B-V diagram
    17. Black bodies in the U-B, B-V diagram
    18. The U-B, B-V diagram for different types of stars
    19. The revision of the ultraviolet magnitude of the UBV system
    20. The dependence of extinction coefficients of color indices of the UBV and WBV systems on the energy distribution
    21. Cape observatory UcBV system
  7. Broad bandpass systems containing infrared
    1. Tasks of the infrared photometry
    2. The Arizona broad-band photometric system
    3. The R, I photometric systems after Arizona
    4. The Cousins R, I System
    5. The Washington photometric system
    6. The cosmological photometric systems
    7. Photometry in the far infrared
    8. Some applications of the infrared photometry
  8. The uvby Beta system
    1. General properties
    2. Quantification of B-type stars
    3. Quantification of F-type stars
    4. Quantification of A-type stars
    5. G- and K-type stars
    6. Stars with different pecularities
    7. Spectral classification from the uvby Beta photometry
    8. Other uvby Beta applications
    9. Stability and accuracy of the uvby Beta system
  9. Other medium- and narrow-band photometric systems
    1. The Geneva system
    2. The DDO system
    3. The Walraven system
    4. The Borgman system and the Arizona medium-band system
    5. The Wing infrared system and related systems
    6. The ultraviolet photometric systems
    7. Other medium-band photometric systems
    8. Narrow-band photometric systems
  10. The Vilnius photometric system
    1. Introduction
    2. Selection of bandpasses for early-type stars
    3. Selection of bandpasses for late-type stars
    4. The final sysyem and its realization
    5. Reduction of color indices outside the atmosphere
    6. Absolute calibration of magnitudes
    7. Color excess ratios and Q-parameters
    8. Intrinsic color indices
    9. Classification and quantification of reddened stars of solar chemical composition on Q, Q diagrams
    10. The effect of interstellar extinction law variations on the accuracy of stellar classification
    11. Other methods of classification and quantification
    12. Determination of interstellar reddening and extinction
    13. F-G-K suddwarfs
    14. Metal-deficient giants and red horizontal branch stars
    15. Early-type stars with different peculiarities
    16. Carbon-rich stars
    17. Unresolved binary stars
    18. An outline of photometric classification
    19. Transformations between the Vilnius system and other systems
    20. The Vilgen system
    21. The Vilnius system applications
  11. Appendix