7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
<a href="http://events.saip.org.za/internalPage.py?pageId=16&confId=34"><font color=#0000ff>SAIP2014 Proceedings published on 17 April 2015</font></a>

Comparing the results of two different CCD image reduction packages

8 Jul 2014, 17:10
1h 50m
D Ring ground level

D Ring ground level

Board: D1.391
Poster Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics Poster1

Speaker

Dr Chris Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)

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Yes

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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.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

MSc

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

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

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

Yes

Primary author

Ms Refilwe Kgoadi (University of Johannesburg)

Co-author

Dr Chris Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)

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