British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community Member Pages Mark Phillips
Image search

Exoplanet WASP-36b for ExoClock project

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Mark Phillips
Time of observation
18/01/2020 - 21:56
Object
WASP-36b
Observing location
Edinburgh, UK
Equipment
250mm f4.8 OO Newtonian
Atik 460EX @-15C
Baader R filter, bin 2x2
Capture: APT
Processing: HOPS 2.51
Exposure
58x180s, darks, flats, bias
Tags
Like This Image
Share

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.

Comments

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. 

Regards

Phil 

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.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.