2016 schedule

Sat 14:00-14:30
Venue: 
Theatre 101

The Stellar Detective - reading the clues in light curves

Tom Richards

RASNZ, VSS, ASA, RAS

Capturing a light curve of stellar eclipses, transits, or occultations - by stars or planets - can often be done in a single night with electronic imaging. Although sophisticated software is available to help you derive astrophysical information from the light curve (by trial and error), a thoughtful contemplation of it can yield a very great deal of information about the system. This presentation will show how.