DSLR Tutorials Online!
I decided to postpone my discussion of IRTF for one more day to announce something even cooler! The DSLR Documentation and Reduction team has released their first set of tutorials for general use. These tutorials walk you through how you can use your DSLR camera (or any other camera that can take RAW files) to do high-precision photometry, acheiving results of 0.01 or 0.001 mag precision!
We first give you a general introduction to DSLR photometry, indicating what you will need to get started. Then, with sample data we provide, we walk you though the process of reducing your data to calibrated magnitudes. To do so, we wrote tutorials on obtaining instrumental magnitudes in three popular photometric software packages: AIP4WIN, IRIS, and MaximDL. There are probably still a few remaining "bugs" in the tutorials so if you find one, please open up a discussion in the photometry forums or contact me directly and we'll get it fixed.
So, if you want to do photometry with your DSLR camera, check out the tutorials!