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Avsomat is a variable star astronomy framework. It supports the automating of observation scheduling, identification and photometry of variable stars on CCD images, reporting, management, and verification of results. It uses electronic charts of the variable star fields and maintains a view of the current results in the form of a collection of interlinked Web pages with feedback forms, allowing members of the observer community to participate in locating errors.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Aug 2004 19:37

    Release Notes: Internal links in result pages have been improved, and now show the result magnitude of the variable star. Links to light curves have been adjusted to the new format of the AAVSO.

    •  27 Mar 2004 20:46

      Release Notes: This version includes a Web-based application, named "Involuntary Amateur Sky Survey" (diaskys), which searches in a database for CCD images containing a given position on the sky, so that one can check for the presence and magnitude of a suspect object. It can also search for images on which an object following a given trajectory may have been caught. Support for generating a suitable database from a collection of fits files is also included.

      •  08 Mar 2004 18:25

        Release Notes: The command to reduce all star images in a directory works again. Adjusted to a recent change in the AAVSO reporting format.

        •  01 Mar 2004 10:10

          Release Notes: Navigation in web observation results and star monographies was improved. Feedback from Web users is now included on individual observations, and it is possible to make requests to AAVSO for relevant light curves and Web searches on a particular star. Monographies may now include links and comments from a database.

          •  15 Feb 2004 17:32

            Release Notes: An internal database of previous observations and the status of their reporting were added to aavso with info extracted from fits file headers and the aavso "recent observations" page. Web pages are now generated for each variable star, with links to Web pages of individual observations.


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