AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 4 Computation, Data Handling and Image Analysis
Poster, Monday, January 5, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[4.13] XQED: The new Whole Earth Telescope photometry analysis package

R. L. Riddle (Iowa State University)

For many years, the Whole Earth Telescope (WET) has used the DOS based QED software package, created by R. E. Nather, to reduce the data gathered from the WET standard, PMT based photometers. Recently, many WET participants have migrated to CCD based photometers, and the old software is unable to reduce their data. To accomodate the transition, a new data reduction and analysis package has been created, XQED.

XQED is an Xwindows based program, designed to allow observers to reduce light curves quickly and accurately after completing the CCD photometry extraction. It includes methods for sky subtraction, extinction and corrections for clouds or other transient phenomena among its many tools. It is meant to be as user friendly as possible and still flexible enough to allow the observer to do whatever is necessary to analyze their data. XQED is being designed for the community at large, so that others may take advantage of the methods used by the WET participants.

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