Instructions for Reporting your Analysis
Each student will be assigned a collection of light curves
(hereafter, "dataset"). These can be found at
The following assignments have been made:
Copy the assigned zip file. After "unzipping" you should find
files with names "final_cor_lc_running_lsd_nn.dat" where "nn"
is a 1-3 digit number. Hereafter, I will call this as
For each file: plot
the time series and decide whether it is an active galactic
nuclei (AGN). If you see slow undulations stretching over
a months or years) then it is an AGN. If not then proceed
to a periodogram analysis.
- Joshua Dement .. A.zip
- Elizabeth Eiden .. B.zip
- Lydia Kivrak .. C.zip
- Cormac O'Neill ... D.zip
- Madeline Schemel ... E.zip
- Vy-Luan Hyunh ... F.zip
- Matthew Morgan ... G.zip
Your results file should be called "YourNameResults.txt" file
where "YourName" stands for your name.
Please proceed as follows:
Repeat above process for the remaining files assigned to you.
- Periodgram parameters:
P=0.001 to P=1.0 day with step size=1E-5 day
- Identify the best period.
- Fold the data at the period. Say the
best period is Pbest (in days; 6 decimal places).
Enter the following line in your results file
"nnn.dat Pbest" (one per line)
and if AGN
and if bad data
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR WORK PRIOR TO THE END OF THIS WEEK
(March 11, 2016).
During the finals week, Thomas Kupfer and I will work
compose a short report and then collate your results and
write up a paper. All of you will get a draft copy for
comments. After we are all satisfied we will submit the
Open European Journal on Variable Stars