Bright Star Monitor Epoch Photometry Database
Thursday October 25, 2012 marks the release of the AAVSO's Bright Star Monitor Epoch Photometry Database to the AAVSO membership.
The Bright Star Monitor (BSM) Epoch Photometry Database (EPD) v1.0 contains 14 million photometric observations of approximately one million stars. These stars, both variable and constant, lie within fields observed with the Bright Star Monitor. Every frame taken with BSM is photometered during processing, and magnitudes of every star from every available filter are extracted. These individual sets of measurements are also stamped with the time of observation, and so the full data set represents a time series for each of these one million stars. We are now releasing these data as a new resource for field photometry and data mining to the AAVSO Membership.
If you are an AAVSO member, you may click here to access this database.
If you are not an AAVSO member, please consider joining the AAVSO to support the work that we do!
The Bright Star Monitor and the BSM Epoch Photometry Database were made possible through the generous contributions of James Bedient, Donn Starkey, Doug Welch, Doug George (Cyanogen), Bob Denny (DC3 Dreams), Tom Krajci, Peter Nelson and Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG) to the AAVSO for the establishment and operation of Bright Star Monitor.
Last Updated: November 5, 2012 - 1:30pm