A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis

  • Brian D. Warner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 27-46
  4. Pages 111-132
  5. Pages 133-136
  6. Pages 137-160
  7. Pages 161-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-297

About this book


A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis provides, for
those with access to even a modest telescope and CCD camera, all the
information needed to take part in the scientific study of asteroids and
variable stars.

Using commercially available equipment, amateur astronomers can
determine the rotation rate, size, and shape of asteroids. Similarly, it
is possible to discover the size, temperature, and orbits of stars in
binary systems by using this powerful technique.

A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis contains all the
material needed for readers to understand the theory, and avoid the
practical pitfalls of lightcurve photometry. Detailed examples are
given for obtaining data, and of course for the exciting and rewarding
task of analyzing the data to determine the physical properties of the

Any college student or amateur astronomer who wants to go beyond mere
imaging with a CCD camera and enter the challenging world of "real
science" via the lightcurves of asteroids and binary stars will find
everything necessary in this book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Brian D. Warner
    • 1
  1. 1.Minor Planet ObserverColorado SpringsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-29365-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33391-5
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