Two software packages are typically used by SID observers. One is the data taking or logging software, and the other is the data reduction software. The AAVSO provides some options but you may wish to create your own custom software. If you submit your data to the AAVSO SID program the report format must match a pre-defined format, therefore any custom software must generate an appropriate data file.
The section below lists the software made available by the AAVSO SID program. These are available by writing the SID Analyst, and will include instructions for use.
|WinDac32||Program to convert data files obtained using DataQ DI-194 data acquisition module to a format suitable for SIDGraph [Download SIDGraph]|
|SIDLogger||Logging program based on National Instruments LAB-PC1200. Contact the SID group coordinator for a copy (Rodney Howe, email@example.com).|
|SIDGraph||Program to allow on-screen analysis of Logger5 or SIDLogger files. Generates properly formatted data file. (Shareware) [Download SIDGraph]|
|SIDEntry||Program to allow manual entry of SID event data. Generates properly formatted data file. Contact the SID group coordinator for a copy (Rodney Howe, firstname.lastname@example.org).|
SID Data Grabber
An application to help you prepare an AAVSO SID report file from your Stanford/SARA superSID monitor log files. Written by George Silvis. Visit the SID Data Grabber page for more information and download.