MJD calculation

I was attempting to find a simple way to calculate Modified Julian Day (MJD) from local observing time without having to re-invent the wheel. Someone MUST have done this before. Enter Astropy to save the day. Below is 4 lines of code that’ll do the conversion for you (note I’m Read more…

Scripting the Prescription

I’ve found it very difficult to keep the photometry steps in my head, and having very limited knowledge of IRAF and its scripting abilities, I’ve generated a Python script. This script (below) does two things: 1. spits out the needed IRAF commands allowing for a quick copy/paste into the IRAF Read more…