How to use Transform Applier with AAVSONet Telescope?

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Thu, 11/23/2023 - 19:03

Hello! This is the first time I'm using Transform Applier, and I'm missing something simple, so sorry about a basic question

    I got a group of observations from NM AAVSONet for RRCET. I copied and pasted the form that I would use to upload to WebObs. I highlighted the BSM_NM2 AAVSONet in the telescope section.

    When I hit "Create transformed AAVSO Report, I get "Missing information; need Tv_bv and BVcolor" for each observation. I can see these values in the telescope form when I hit "edit;" however, I'm not sure how to tell the system which  values to use. Thanks.


American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Using TA


Did you receive only V data from BSM_NM?

The warning message indicates that TA sees only V data. To do a single filter transformation it needs Tv_bv (which it will have from the telescope profile) and it needs an estimate of the BV color of the target which you need to provide. Check the Help in TA to see how to add a #BVCOLOR= statement to your submission file.


American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Appropriate format for "#BVCOLOR=" statement?

Hello! Thank you for your note. Yes, all are V observations.

    Here is the line I put into the file before the observations: #BVCOLOR=0.44,0.05.for the color and error. (Google search for values)

    I received the following error: Bad #BVCOLOR comment: must have value AND error term for color.[0.44, 0.05]

    In the help section of TA, I don't see an example on how to format this line

    Here is the block of code and the first observation in the file I submitted. (Please pardon the pasted word wrap for the observation!):

#SOFTWARE=VPhot 4.0.40


    Thank you for your help and best regards.