PHOTOM: Photometry of digitized images

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PHOTOM: Photometry of digitized images

Post by Ada Coda » Thu May 29, 2014 12:57 am

PHOTOM: Photometry of digitized images

Abstract: PHOTOM performs photometry of digitized images. It has two basic modes of operation: using an interactive display to specify the positions for the measurements, or obtaining those positions from a file. In both modes of operation PHOTOM performs photometry using either the traditional aperture method or via optimal extraction. When using the traditional aperture extraction method the target aperture can be circular or elliptical and its size and shape can be varied interactively on the display, or by entering values from the keyboard. Both methods allow the background sky level to be either sampled interactively by the manual positioning of an aperture, or automatically from an annulus surrounding the target object. PHOTOM is the photometry backend for the GAIA tool (ascl:1403.024) and is part of the Starlink software collection (ascl:1110.012).

Credit: Eaton, Nicholas; Draper, Peter W.; Allan, Alasdair; Naylor, Tim; Mukai, Koji; Currie, Malcolm J.; McCaughrean, Mark

Site: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/docs/sun45.htx/sun45.html
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1989ESOC...31...93E

Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft05013E

ID: ascl:1405.013
Last edited by Ada Coda on Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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