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Variable stars study in "Pi of the Sky" project
Author(s): K. Kwiecinska; M. Biskup; K. Malek; L. Mankiewicz; B. Pilecki; M. Sokolowski; D. Szczygiel; G. Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

The detector "Pi of the Sky" searches for optical flashes in the sky. Its main goal is to look for optical afterglows associated with gamma ray bursts (GRB), but it also has a capability to detect other phenomena like variable stars. Collected data passes through a specially designed software pipeline. At last. a collection of stars' light curves is obtained and put into a database. At this level it is possible to study stars and analyse their variability. Example results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61590O (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675019
Show Author Affiliations
K. Kwiecinska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski Univ. (Poland)
M. Biskup, CERN (Switzerland)
K. Malek, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski Univ. (Poland)
L. Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
B. Pilecki, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
M. Sokolowski, CERN (Switzerland)
D. Szczygiel, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
G. Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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