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Expanding from EAA into Photometry

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#1 garyhawkins

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 09:39 AM

If anyone is interested in expanding their EAA interest into photometry using the current equipment, this paper might help to get you going.

 

First Steps Into Variable Star Photometry - https://www.cloudyni...hotometry-r3302

 

 

The paper basically described how I started, what software tools you need, how to process the data, and how to submit your first results to the AAVSO. Using these techniques, it would be a small step to participate in the upcoming NASA Exoplanet Watch program or do some asteroid hunting.


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Posted 01 June 2021 - 09:44 AM

If anyone is interested in expanding their EAA interest into photometry using the current equipment, this paper might help to get you going.

 

First Steps Into Variable Star Photometry - https://www.cloudyni...-steps-into....

 

The paper basically described how I started, what software tools you need, how to process the data, and how to submit your first results to the AAVSO.
Using these techniques, it would be a small step to participate in the upcoming NASA Exoplanet Watch program or do some asteroid hunting.

Gary, link may not be working.  I get a "Sorry, we could not find that" message.  Was looking forward to reading it.  



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Posted 01 June 2021 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for letting me know, the link should be working now.

 

Gary, link may not be working.  I get a "Sorry, we could not find that" message.  Was looking forward to reading it.  



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 11:03 AM

Follow-up question.  I am in the market for a new CMOS camera.  I have upgraded my 12 inch LX200 to a new 14 inch LX600 and I want a CMOS that will enable me to do general EAA but also I'd like to get into photometry with the AAVSO.  I'm not planning on doing much if any astrophotography.  I have found good references on the best CMOS cameras for EAA and articles on the best choices for photometry, but not both.  I really would prefer not to have two cameras.  I would greatly appreciate any advice on a camera that would allow me to do both, even if it wouldn't be ideal for either.  I'm leaning towards the ASI2600 but certainly open to getting something else (and spending more or less money) if there is a better choice.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 11:12 AM

And here is the correct link to the file mentioned above:  https://www.cloudyni...hotometry-r3302




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