Friday, July 28, 2006

Astronomy Internship - Day 48

As predicted, I spent my day making light curves for the new canidates. Most of them don't look like anything, but there's a few that show some nice trends and should bear further investigation.

I've also noticed that the data from the second night seems to be about 1/2 a magnitude fainter than the first. If I were just looking at one star, I'd think that it was due to a variablility in the star, but it's in almost every star. The calibration should have accounted for this, so the discrepancy may be something that we'll need to look into a bit more.

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