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I'm new to VPHOT and am working through the learning curve...

VPHOT has acknowledged that I have successfully uploaded a time series of images that have been plate-solved. That indicator is green. The Cal indicator for all the images are red. Before I uploaded these images I did perform a calibration (Bias, Darks and Flats). I've checked and found that the FITS header shows this in the history of the image. What have I done wrong or still need to do?

I would appreciate any help!

Clear Skies
Mike

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A HISTORY keyword will not work. Need something like CALSTAT=BDF

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Thanks for responding.  I looked at the header and did not find a Keyword called "CALSTAT".  I use CCDSOFT to perform the calibrations.  What software are you using that provides this keyword for VPhot?

Thanks again,

Mike

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I recently purchased The SkyPro Camera add-in but was not using it for calibration.  When I do use it I now see a Keyword CALSTAT = BDF in the FITS header.  So almost everything is right with the world.  The problem now is that the TSP calibration does not save any but one image in a redunction routine; another prroblem to solve.

 

Thanks for your help

 

Mike

To wrap this up... TSP
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To wrap this up...

TSP Cam-in SW places a period after the sequence number and the target name in the filename.  The calibration SW does not like this, it only wants to see a period preceeding "fits".  I spoke with the company and they see it as a problem and are supposed to fix it.  Meanwhile I will need to rename by hand each image filename to remove the extra periods.

 

Clear Skies

Mike

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