GRAS announces two new important features. A brand new version of Photometrica; version 2.0, a web-based photometric analysis program that provides on-the-fly photometric analysis and report generation. The second item, is a special free offer to invite anyone to try out deep space imaging for themselves using the G13 telescope, located in Australia (more details below).
Fountain Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2008 -- Global-Rent-a-scope announced today the availability of a brand new, advanced, version of Photometrica; version 2.0, a web-based photometric analysis program that provides real-time photometric analysis and report generation. This application is an integral part of the remote astronomical telescope network system; a network available to researchers, educators and the public.
Photometrica provides observatory members a decided competitive edge over traditionally based photometric analysis methods. This new tool is designed to work in concert with the robotic astronomical telescopes that are part of the Global Rent-A-Scope observatories GRAS Website. Visitors to the website will find a free demonstration, as well as an informative tutorial, which takes the investigator through the various steps of analysis and options available.
Dr. Ed Wiley, research director of the RAS Observatory, a robotic astronomical observatory, comments about the new version, "Geir Klingenberg has produced the first photometric analysis program to my knowledge that is fully implemented using a Web browser. The program has many innovations that allow for highly automated differential photometry of a variety of variable stars and is suitable for exoplanet research."
Dr. Wiley added, "The graphics displayed by Photometrica are spectacular, but this pales in comparison to the ease and accuracy of the analysis tools. Please visit the following link for more detailed information: Photometrica Access.
Dr. Ed continued, "For example, an analysis of 60 images of the eclipsing binary BU Vul took less than 10 minutes from opening the files, to obtaining the AAVSO data to measuring the 60 images."
For more detailed information, please click on the following link: Wiley Report
Another avid observer made the following additional comments with regard to this advanced new application, "I have used Geir Klingenberg's web based Photometrica starting with V1.0 through V2.0. I was a total novice to photometry and would never have considered attempting photometry prior to the release of this marvelous software tool. Photometrica is extremely easy to use even for a novice. The graphics and screenshots are stunning and as Ed Wiley has reported. The application is fast, accurate, automated and cheap ($10/mo). I now regularly submit high-quality differential photometry variable star data to the AAVSO," said Robert Gagliano, M.D., RAS Observatory member.
Free, an exciting free offer. A carefully kept secret until now. An announcement of historical significance:
This will be the first time in the recorded history of humankind, where anyone, with an Internet connected computer, located anywhere on the Earth, will be granted free access to a remote Telescope operated by Global-rent-a-scope. This robotic astronomical ground-based, Hubble-space-telescope-like system, designated as G13, is located in Australia.
Designed for ease of operation, even the most casual observer with absolutely no experience will marvel over the elegant interface and simple-to-use controls. Those clever and curios individuals that take advantage of this free offer will be able to take personal charge of the telescope system and capture their own deep space astronomical images. This is a special limited offer that may expire at any time. click on the following link to enroll: Secret Free Offer.
Please be sure to check the time in Australia prior to beginning your imaging sessions. G13 will only operate correctly when it is dark and with weather permitting.
To learn more about the remote astronomical network, please click on the following link: GRAS Global Network Gateway. The Information Center, is the gateway to the entire network and also provides access to many other functions of the global network.
GRAS is the world's premiere Global Telescope Network. The network provides access to some of the highest-quality, professional-grade scientific and imaging systems available today.
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