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Verifying the Output

A good first step in checking the output is to examine the light curve plot for both the source and background, making sure they are reasonable: no isolated, unusually high (or low) values, and no frequent drop-outs. Users should also check the image with fv or ds9 in the Fast mode window to see if the source is near an edge. If it is, it's a good idea to examine the light curves from diffent exposures to verify that they are consistent from exposure to exposure (while keeping in mind any intrinsic source variability). If the image is blurred or unusual in any way, users should check the tracking history file to verify the tracking was reliable.

Figure 9.2: Left: The processed FAST mode sky image. Right: the light curve produced automatically by omfchain.

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Lynne Valencic 2011-07-26