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The Minor Planet Observer
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Palmer Divide Observatory

2007 Shoemaker Grant Recipient

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Binzel Method - Standard Magnitudes

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After finding all the Simple transform values, you would import the measurements made in Canopus of the target field using the C filter and then run the Simple Standard Magnitudes method. The result is something like the plot above, where you see the reduced magnitudes versus time.

When you run the routine, you are asked if you want to see the error bars. If you answer Yes and are using data measured in and imported from Canopus, PhotoRed is able to compute the errors based solely on the SNR values of the comparisons and target.

The error within the transforms is not propagated to the final result.

At this point, you can export the data back to Canopus export set files for analysis in Canopus.

 

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