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('Utility to calibrate TESS-W photometers',)

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Command line utility to calibrate TESS-W at LICA


git clone
sudo python install


pip install --user zptess


See python -m zptess --help for help

The calibration process

Samples from the reference TESS-W and the new TESS-W are taken and stored in circular buffers (default: 25 samples). An estimator of central tendency of frequencies is taken on each buffer (default estimator: median). The standard deviation from this estimator is also computed to asses the quality of readings. If this standard deviation is zero on either buffer, the whole process is discarded. Otherwise, we keep the estimated central tendency of reference and test frequencies and compute a candidate Zero Point.

This process is repeated in a series of rounds (default: 5 rounds) and we select the "best" estimation of frequencies and Zero Point. The best freequency estimation is chosen as the mode with a fallback to median if mode does not exists.


Mag[ref] = ZP[fict] - 2.5*log10(Freq[ref])
Mag[tst] = ZP[fict] - 2.5*log10(Freq[tst])
Offset   = 2.5*log10(Freq[tst]/Freq[ref])

ZP[calibrated] = ZP[ref] + Offset

	ZP[fict] is a ficticios zero point of 20.50 to compare readings with the TESS Windows utility 
	         by Cristobal García.
	ZP[ref] is the absolute Zero Point of the calibrated TESS-W (20.44) determined by LICA.

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