Peranso 3 is the leading light curve and period analysis software in astronomy. It offers a complete set of powerful analysis functions to work with large, multi-night astronomical data sets, collected by a variety of observers. It is equally effective for the individual observer, who wants to analyze his observations of one or more nights.
Substantial attention has been given to ease-of-use and data accuracy, making Peranso the most productive period or time series analysis software on the market. Peranso lets you take control of your data analysis. Forget intimidating manuals and complex commands - powerful light curve and period analysis capabilities are now within your reach. Click here for an overview of Peranso's product features.
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Light Curve and Period Analysis Software
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• Study the period evolution of a Mira variable over the range of a century
• Auto-detect multi periodicities in a Delta Scuti or RV Tauri type variable star
• Discover an exoplanet transit in TESS light curves
• Find the rotation period of a Near-Earth Asteroid
• Detect the orbital period of an Algol-type eclipsing binary
• Find the spin period of the Crab nebula pulsar in over 600,000 XMM-Newton observations*
• Select from 17 different period analysis methods to study periodicities in light curves
• Automatically remove outlier observations from light curves
For all of the above challenges, and many more, you will find a fully worked out Tutorial in the new
Peranso 3 User Guide. Item marked with an asterisk will soon be supported.
Next Peranso releases will see the addition of several new capabilities, summarized below.
Peranso is extensively checked against viruses prior to every release. We assure it's 100% safe.
Some anti-virus software packages incorrectly report that Peranso is infected with a virus. Contact us if that's the case with your anti-virus scanner. We will help you to unblock Peranso on your local PC. We will also contact the producer of your anti-virus software to get Peranso cleared for their future releases. More information is provided in the User Guide.
Peranso 3 can pull TESS observations directly from the TESS website ('direct plot'). Nicely illustrated in our newest tutorial.
Outliers auto removal
Auto-detect and de-activate outlier observations using the Lightcurve Workbench tool. More info here.
LOWESS fit & detrend
Smoothen and detrend light curves using the LOWESS (locally-weighted scatterplot smoothing) method. More info here.
Directly plot Internet light curves of AAVSO, ASAS, ASAS-SN, Catalina Surveys DR2, Gaia, Hipparcos, Kepler, Kepler K2, NSVS, Pan-STARRS1 DR2, Sky Mapper DR2, SuperWASP, TESS and ZTF surveys.
Internet light curves
Import of ALCDEF (Asteroid Light Curve Data Exchange File) files for asteroid light curve analysis
Starting with Peranso 22.214.171.124, we have modified the Peranso license protection mechanism to drastically reduce the number of Anti-Virus packages that erroneously flag Peranso as containing a virus or malware. As a consequence, existing Peranso 3.x users upgrading to 126.96.36.199 (or later versions) will have to apply one time for a new (free of charge) Registration Key. More information is provided here.
This period determination method is superior to many others when using real observations. It also is robust against common aliasing issues.
BGLS (Bayesian GLS)
Allows to compare the relative probability between peaks, which classical GLS methods do not allow.
We are shipping Peranso 188.8.131.52
Download instructions (including a trial version) are available here.
Registration is required to activate Peranso for use on your personal computer. Peranso is distributed as shareware.
Have a look at the extensive Peranso User Guide. Browse through 19 highly informative tutorials and dozens of illustrations. Convince yourself of the power of Peranso !
The Peranso User Guide now also is available as a PDF document in French language. With special thanks to Bernard Candela for his translation effort!