I have now made available the set of programs I use for processing photometry and producing plots and reports, the ‘PEST Pipeline‘. I’ve included an overview, downloads as well as a tutorial.  The Pipeline is the result of several years of development, with the TESS project (in particular Karen Collins) driving requirements over the last year.  It’s quick and efficient in getting from raw photometric data to plots and reports, mainly because there little fiddling with settings and selections on windows, and lots of standardisation of everything from workflow to file location and naming. I’d like to acknowledge David Motl and his fantastic C-Munipack packageRead More →

The email a few weeks ago said; “Thank you again for publishing with us. As a thank you to our accepted authors, you are invited to receive a one year complimentary personal subscription to Nature.” Now the first copy has arrived on my desk.  This may not seem a big deal, but Nature is probably the most prestigious multi-disciplinary science journal in the world – the wave nature of particles, the structure of DNA, nuclear fission and plate tectonics were all first announced in its pages. And I’m receiving it as an author, on publication in Nature Astronomy of the the first TESS planet discoveriesRead More →