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Title: Astrokit-an efficient program for high-precision differential CCD photometry and search for variable stars
Authors: Burdanov, A. Y.
Krushinsky, V. V.
Popov, A. A.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: MAIK Nauka - Interperiodica
Citation: Burdanov A. Y. Astrokit-an efficient program for high-precision differential CCD photometry and search for variable stars / A. Y. Burdanov, V. V. Krushinsky, A. A. Popov. — DOI 10.1134/S1990341314030122 // Astrophysical Bulletin. — 2014. — Vol. 69. — Iss. 3. — P. 368-376.
Abstract: Having a need to perform differential photometry for tens of thousands stars in a several square degrees field, we developed Astrokit program. The software corrects the star brightness variations caused by variations of atmospheric transparency: to this end, the program selects for each star an individual ensemble of reference stars having similar magnitudes and positions in the frame. With ten or more reference stars in the ensemble, the differences between their spectral types and the spectral type of the object studied become unimportant. A strokit searches for variable stars using Robust Median Statistics criterion, which allows candidate variables to be selected more efficiently than by analyzing the standard deviation of star magnitudes. The software allows very precise automatic analysis of long inhomogeneous sets of photometric observations of a large number of objects to be performed, making it possible to find "hot Jupiter" type exoplanet transits and low-amplitude variables. We describe the algorithm of the program and the results of its application to reduce the data of the photometric sky survey in Cygnus as well as observations of the open cluster NGC188 and the transit of the exoplanet WASP-11 b /HAT-P-10 b, performed with the MASTER-II-URAL telescope of the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of the Ural Federal University. © 2014 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 84906512889
PURE ID: 412252
ISSN: 19903413
DOI: 10.1134/S1990341314030122
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