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CHOICE Courses on CCD photometry

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CHOICE Courses on CCD photometry

Registration is open for the CCD photometry CHOICE courses offered in September and October this year.

September 7- October 2  Registration Now Open

CCD Photometry 1

Instructor- Phil Sullivan

This course will use the first half of the newly-released AAVSO Guide to CCD Photometry and will provide motivation and scientific background for doing photometry with a CCD.  Topics covered include system testing and basic image calibrations from bias and dark frame subtraction to flat fielding. Students will need their own image processing software, but images will be provided for those without their own equipment.

October 5-30

CCD Photometry 2  Registration Now Open

Instructor-TBD

This course will use the second half of the newly-released AAVSO Guide to CCD Photometry and will cover topics including optimal image photometry settings and techniques, transformation, and basic error estimation. We'll also discuss how to plan an observing run to optimize the scientific return of your observations. Part 1 of this course is not a prerequisite, but is very strongly encouraged for new CCD photometrists.  Image processing software is required, but images will be provided for those without their own equipment.

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484