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oscaar is an open source project aimed at helping you begin to study transiting extrasolar planets with differential photometry.

Project Description


OSCAAR is the Open Source differential photometry Code for Accelerating Amateur Research, or Open Source differential photometry Code for Amateur Astronomical Research, or various other rotating alternative fun acronyms.

OSCAAR is a differential photometry package written in Python created by Brett M. Morris (NASA GSFC/UMD). Among other things, OSCAAR’s mission to bring easily readable yet powerful photometry code to inexperienced programmers via user-friendly GUIs, and also to provide a modular, object-oriented scaffolding upon which custom photometry pipelines can be developed by advanced coders.

Dependencies: Python 2.7, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib,
pyFITS, wxPython (and optionally PyEphem)

For details in installation, check out the INSTALL file in this directory.

For a detailed introduction to OSCAAR, tutorials and more visit the OSCAAR wiki:

For more on dependencies visit:

OSCAAR is distributed under the MIT License, see the LICENSE file in this directory.

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