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Photoelectric Photometry (PEP) Observer's Guide

The Hitch-hiker's Guide to Photoelectric Photometry (PEP)

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by Tom Calderwood

[A translation of this Guide into French is available below]

Our vision: High quality photometry of bright, astrophysically interesting stars.

Suggested Stars for PEP Observers

The AAVSO Photoelectric Photometry (PEP) Program is a specific list of stars with small amplitude light changes, usually less than one magnitude. These are bright stars observable with a 6 or 8 inch telescope and photoelectric photometer.

The charts include the variable and a specific comparison and check star. There is a well defined, specific set of procedures and processes to obtaining PEP data for submission to the database. Everything is standardized, including the observation sequence.

The AAVSO Photoelectric Photometry (PEP) Program

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