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CCD Photometry class begins Monday September 5th

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CCD Photometry class begins Monday September 5th

The CHOICE course CCD Photometry (part one) begins next week. If you are new to CCD photomwetry this is a great introduction course followed in October by CCD Photometry (part two). Registration is still open for both courses.

CCD Photometry Part I

This course will use the first half of the 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, and should have their own CCD/telescope ready to take calibration frames.

CCD Photometry Part II

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 I of this course is not a prerequisite, but is very strongly encouraged for new CCD photometrists.  Students will need their own image processing software, and should have their own CCD/telescope ready to take science frames.

September 5 - 30  - REGISTRATION OPEN

CCD Photometry I
Instructor: Ed Wiley

October 3 - 28

CCD Photometry II - REGISTRATION OPEN
Instructor: Ed Wiley

 

 

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