BAAVSS Creating a Light Curve and Observation Table

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Simple Light Curve or Observation Table. 1

Optional Parameters. 2

Zooming in on a Light Curve. 3

Downloading a Table of Observations. 3

 

Simple Light Curve or Observation Table

1.     Select a star.

2.     Press button to create a Light Curve or Data Table.

·         You can zoom in to the Light Curve with your mouse.

·         Data tables can be downloaded.

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Optional Parameters

·        You can search for a star using the “Filter by” box.

o   This will also search alternative designations which are not in the main list!

·        Change the x-axis of the Light Curve between JD and UT using the radio button.

·        The date range can be entered in JD or UT. It will automatically convert between them!

·        Deselect or select negative observations.

·        Deselect any “Observation Methods” which are not required.

·        Select “All” or 1 or more filters from the list. (Press and hold the control key to select multiple filters.)

·        Select “All”, or 1 or more observers from the list. (Press and hold the control key to select multiple observers.

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Zooming in on a Light Curve

You can zoom in to a Light Curve with your mouse.

1.     Highlight a rectangle with your mouse.

2.     The Light Curve will change to a zoomed in view of just this rectangle.

3.     Repeat as many times as you like to zoom in further.

4.     Press the reset zoom button to reset the Light Curve.

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Downloading a Table of Observations

1.     Proceed as per creating a Light Curve but press the “Data Table” button.

2.     A table will be displayed in your browser.

3.     To download the data press the “Download Data” button.

o   This will download the data as a “.csv” file. This is a “comma separated values” file which can be read by any spreadsheet package as well as many other types of easily available software.

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