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RRORRT Guides

RRORRT Observer Plan Tutorial (PDF)

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rrorrt observer plan tutorial

RRORRT Technical Guide (PDF, coming soon)

 


 Photometry

Software:

C-Munipack (Free) Data reduction and light curve plotting. Dr. Robertson has created CMUNIWIN Converter to convert C-Munipack generated data into acceptable AAVSO format. Find it here.

Aperture Photometry Tool (Free) “Aperture Photometry Tool (APT) is software for astronomical research, as well as for learning, visualizing and refining aperture-photometry analyses.”

Persano (Shareware/$45) Light Curve and Period Analysis Software.

Videos:

Photometry tutorial of variable star astronomy using CMUNIWIN software

Books:

AAVSO Guide to CCD Photometry, ver. 1.1 https://www.aavso.org/ccd-photometry-guide

A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis, Brian Warner. Springer Books

Websites:

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) https://www.aavso.org/

Center for Backyard Astrophysics http://cbastro.org

Astrometry

Software:

Astrometrica (Shareware/$25EUR) “Astrometrica is a interactive software tool for scientific grade astrometric data reduction of CCD images.”

Videos:

Asteroid Astrometry with Astrometrica- How To

Books:

Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars, R.W. Argyle. Springer Books

Websites:

Washington Double Star Catalog http://ad.usno.navy.mil/wds/