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light curve

(changing intensity of light from a transient)

A light curve is the shape of the graph of the changing intensity of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) from a transient (e.g., supernova, transit, gravitational microlensing). The curve can vary by wavelength or band. Study of these curve(s) can reveal information about the event and the object(s).

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Referenced by pages:
core collapse supernova (CCSN)
cosmological time dilation
Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP)
Dark Energy Survey (DES)
eccentricity (e)
exoplanet eclipse light curve
eclipse mapping
HD 80606 b
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
magma ocean
gravitational microlensing
Microlensing Planet Search (MPS)
principle component analysis (PCA)
phase dispersion minimization (PDM)
PG 1302-102
phase angle
Probing Lensing Anomalies Network (PLANET)
Pre-OmegaTranS (POTS)
RR Lyrae variable (RRL)
Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP)
secondary eclipse
supernova (SN)
Swope Supernova Survey (SSS)
timescale (t)
transit spectroscopy
transit timing variations (TTV)
Type Ia supernova
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Whole Earth Blazer Telescope (WEBT)
Whole Earth Telescope (WET)