7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Comparing the results of two different CCD image reduction packages

Presented by Dr. Chris ENGELBRECHT on 8 Jul 2014 from 17:10 to 19:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster1
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics
Board #: D1.391

Abstract

One on the most critical procedures in observational studies of stellar physics is photometric data reduction. In this study, two software packages will be compared using a large volume of raw CCD data obtained from the 1.0m telescope based at the Sutherland site of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). IRAF runs on the Linux operating system, and is an open-source software package that is commonly used for data reduction. AIP4WIN, on the other hand, is designed for the Windows operating system and can only be obtained by purchasing the textbook authored by Richard Berry and James Burnell. These packages will be compared on the basis of their operational parameters, and - more importantly - on the basis of the results that they produce from the same dataset.

Award

Yes

Level

MSc

Supervisor

CA Engelbrecht, chrise@uj.ac.za, University of Johannesburg

Paper

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Place

Room: D Ring ground level


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