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Light Curves

What types of variable stars are in the Kepler target field?


The Kepler Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team is developing an interactive online tool for comparing Light Curves for Kepler Targets with Light Curves from American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). You can see the 2014 beta test version of our work at

http://physics.scsu.edu/~jcash/research/jove/matchmaker.html

Below are a few of the Kepler target star light curves
that have been dropped from the active list of planet transit candidates.
[click for larger image]

light curve 1 light curve 2 light curve 3 light curve 4 light curve 5 light curve 6 light curve 7
light curve 8 light curve 9 light curve 10 light curve 11 light curve 12 light curve 13 light curve 14
light curve 15 light curve 16 light curve 17 light curve 18 light curve 19 light curve 20  
Do these Kepler target star light curves match any of the light curves for
different types of variable stars shown below?

Types of Variable Stars

PULSATING STARS

Cepheid - type 1
Delta Cepheid light curve - type 1

W Virginis - Cepheid type 2
W Virginis light curve

RR Lyrae
RR Lyrae light curve

RV Tauri
RV Tauri light curve

Mira
Mira type ligth curve

Semi-regular Long Period Variable
Semi-regular long period variable star light curve

ERUPTIVE STARS
(Cataclysmic)

Recurrent Nova
Recurrent nova

Dwarf nova
Dwarf nova light cure - U Geminorum

Dwarf nova
Dwarf nova light curve - Z Camelopardis

Dwarf nova
Dwarf nova light curve - SU Ursae Majoris

Symbiotic - Z Andromedae
Z Andromedae light curve

R Coronae Borealis
R Coronae Borealis light curve

ECLIPSING BINARIES

Eclipsing binary star - Beta Persei
Beta Persei light curve

Eclipsing binary star - HIP 59683
HIP59683 light curve

 


 

See

References:

http://www.aavso.org/vstar/types.shtml
http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/education/senior/astrophysics/variable_pulsating.html
http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/education/senior/astrophysics/variable_types.html
http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys230/lectures/mw_size/mw_size.html [RR Lyrae light curve]
http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/afoev/var