2016 schedule

Fri 13:30-14:00
Venue: 
Theatre 106

Plumbing the Depths - The problems of measuring eclipse minima

Tom Richards

VSS, ASA, RAS, RASNZ

Measuring the minimum of an eclipse light curve has practical and theoretical difficulties. The two common methods - Kwee & van Woerden and polynomial fitting, often disagree significantly. This talk will discuss various methods, their good and weak points, and when and how best used.