Making Light Curves for our YSO Candidates

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Check out the Finding cluster members page for information about why light curves are beneficial. Also see Monitoring Young Stars, which is a general introduction to, well, monitoring young stars.

Click on the "discussion" tab above to find the conversations about this.

--Rebull 10:22, 19 December 2007 (PST) Hi guys - i still think it makes sense to have some overview information here, even if you really really really want to keep all the conversations on the 'talk' page.... so put in some stuff here about the big picture -- you have a link to the finding cluster members page, and that's great. but you might also add stuff on, for example, frequently asked questions that you're asking each other during this process. Again, think of yourselves as mentors to the students in California and maybe Texas who will also be working on this project. You need to put enough information here so that they can join in your conversation, or at least understand what it is that you are doing. cheers, luisa [END]

Q & A

Q - Why are light curves important?
A - Light curves help to determine variability and rotation rates, both of which can help to determine whether or not candidates are indeed T-Tauri stars.

Q - What is the difference between magnitude and intensity?
A - Magnitude and Intensity are both measurenments of brightness.

Q - What is Julian Time?
A - Scientific conversion of time.

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