Starlink Project
Starlink User Note 42.5

Nicholas Eaton and Grant Privett

6 December 1996

DAOPHOT — Stellar Photometry Package

Version 1.2



DAOPHOT is a stellar photometry package designed by Peter Stetson at DAO to deal with crowded fields. The package performs various tasks including finding objects, aperture photometry, obtaining the point-spread function, and profile-fitting photometry. Profile fitting in crowded regions is performed iteratively, which improves the accuracy of the photometry.


1 Introduction
2 Running DAOPHOT
3 DAOGREY – Display an image
4 DAOPLOT – Overlay object positions on an image
5 DAOCURS – Overlay a cursor on an image
6 Database