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Transforms: Everything you need to transform your CCD observations

This page serves as a central location for the tools AAVSO voulnteer are developing and promulgating to help fellow photometrists transform their observations, making them compatible and more useful to the professional astronomy community.

These include:

  • Photometry Transformation Generation Program (PTGP) - A tool to compute the transform coefficients. Details of this program can be viewed at: PTGP is a Python application that will run in Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Linux environments. Author: Gordon Myers.

  • Boxter & AAVSO Report Utilities - Tools for aggregating your observations (including timeseries). These programs can be downloaded together in a zipped file. For Windows users only. Author: Richard Sabo.

  • TransformApplier (TA) - This tool will take your coefficients and observations and output transformed data. You can get the latest version off the Google Drive by clicking here. (If you subscribe to this page, you will be notified of any changes and updates to the code.) TA is a Windows application. Its documentation is included in its help screen. Author: George Silvis.


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