The plotting of a SkyMapper DR2 light curve from the Internet is similar to the plotting of an ASAS-3 or ZTF light curve, both of which are explained in detail in this User Guide.  

The Plot light curve from SkyMapper DR2 dialog box consists of two sections: the upper one is labeled Star name, and allows to enter the AAVSO VSX name of the star to be plotted, or the SIMBAD name, or its (J2000.0) RA and Decl coordinates. Both values have to be separated with a semi-colon. RA and Decl need to be in sexagesimal format with values separated by spaces. So, a valid entry would be: 04 59 13.57; -69 35 43.3. Or its (J2000.0) RA and Decl coordinates, expressed in degrees and separated with a semi-colon. Example: 76.80654; -69.595361.

SkyMapper DR2 collects observations in 6 bands (u, v, g, r, i and z). Select which bands you want to visualize in the light curve, by checking the bands in the Additional fields section. The other fields in the Additional fields section are identical to the ones found in the ASAS-3 and ZTF descriptions. 

Observations are grouped in ObsSets, where one ObsSet holds all observations of a given band. Following colors are used by Peranso for drawing a SkyMapper DR2 light curve:

    • u band: black
    • v band: green
    • g band: lime
    • r band: red
    • i band: fuchsia
    • z band: blue