Up: How to use ROMAFOT
Above, the interactive photometry of stars in a frame has been described.
Although instructive, this procedure is impractical if one deals with
thousands of stars. Therefore, ROMAFOT provides automatic procedures
to substitute the many interactive operations needed to obtain the
same result. These automatic commands are very useful provided they
are not used as black boxes. On the contrary, even following the
automatic way, the user can take advantage of facilities offered by
The first operation which can be performed automatically is the search
of the objects. ROMAFOT performs the operation with two modules:
the first one, SKY/ROMAFOT, maps the sky; the second one,
SEARCH/ROMAFOT, detects the objects above the sky.