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Exoplanet WASP-36b for ExoClock project


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About this observation
Mark Phillips
Time of observation
18/01/2020 - 21:56
Observing location
Edinburgh, UK
250mm f4.8 OO Newtonian
Atik 460EX @-15C
Baader R filter, bin 2x2
Capture: APT
Processing: HOPS 2.51
58x180s, darks, flats, bias
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Still some work to do to improve the quality of my data and techniques. In future uploads will show BAA Exoplanet Division affiliation as well as Astronomical Society of Edinburgh.

This observation showed that if you choose a saturated (>65000) comparison star (which you obviously shouldn't anyway) then it crashes the HOPS software at the photometry stage. That will get improved I'm sure.


zen32156's picture

Hello Mark, Nice observation! I've done a couple of exoplanet observations and processed them with AstroImagej but HOPS looks good. Trouble is I'm having difficulty with its installation. I install Anaconda and then when I click on the HOPS windows installer it fails with a message saying: The ordinal 242 could not be found in the dynamic link library. Did you have any trouble with installation. 



Forthimage's picture

Yes - I had the same problems installing HOPS too. It's not a HOPS problem as such but an Anaconda one.
After digging around in various forums for a while I found a solution that worked.
In the Windows/system32 directory find a file: libiomp5md.dll
Try renaming it to libiomp5md.dll.bak

I believe it is a file installed by other software which conflicts with Anaconda (not HOPS).
Sorted it for me. Hope it does for you too.

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