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VPhot User Guide Suggestions

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VPhot User Guide Suggestions

If you find errors or omissions, or have suggestions for making the user guide more effective, please enter them in this 'VPHOT User Guide Suggestions' thread. 

Thank you,

Mike Simonsen
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Suggestion from the CHOICE class

From the first CHOICE course on VPhot-

Mike,

In another thread you posted the formula that VPhot uses for SNR and errSNR.  I think it would be very useful to have this in the Users' Guide, if not in the main body at least in an appendix.

Phil

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VPHOT User Guide Suggestion

I'm trying to find the formulas for calculating the transformed magnitudes for BVRI observations.  Can someone tell me what they are?  It might be nice to have in the manual.

 

Barbara

Lew Cook
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Did VPHOT DISAPPEAR WITH "REVISION" TO WEB PAGE?

WHERE IS VPHOT? I CAN'T FIND IT SINCE WEB SITE WAS "REORGANIZED".

LOST,

Lew

Lew Cook
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It's BACK!!

VPHOT is back in its usual place!! Thanks folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grateful,

Lew

Ed Wiley_WEY
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Suggested Manual changes based on my teaching of CCD1 and VPhot

One suggestion based on teaching both VPhot and CCD1 CHOICE courses. Immediately in major section 2, there should be instructions on how to set up a VPhot account and upload images. I prepared text on how to do this for my CCD1 students and shared it with Phil, who is teaching CCD2. attached is an exampe of a reasonable modification. You can't look at your images before you know how to set up and account and upload images. Right now this information is buried in the back.

Ed

Example extracted from the Manual and modified:

2 AVAILABLE IMAGES PAGE

 This page lists all available images, most recent on top. By default, it shows the most recently uploaded images. If you are new to VPhot, you have no images.  So, the first order of business is to establish your VPhot Account. In the top select the link “Admin”…….. (rest of the instructions for setting up an account and uploading first images)... More information about administrative functions can be read in Section 8, p. x (after repagination)

You can choose to view images uploaded today, the last three days or last week. If you are looking for a specific set of images, choose 'More' to use the image search tool.

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