APASS and Asteroid Photometry

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 06:30

I'm starting a project as a research associate with the Lowell Observatory Amateur Research Initiative (LARI).  We are taking LONEOS images and redoing the photometry to improve it by a factor of 10 or more - essentially from 0.5 mag accuracy to 0.05.  One of the things that makes this possible at all is APASS.  It's a project that is being very useful across the board for any kind of photometry, not just variable stars.  Darn cool!  Thanks, AAVSO!


Jim Bedient