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light curve

(changing intensity of light from a transient)

A light curve is the shape of the graph of a changing intensity of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) over the course of a transient (e.g., supernova, transit, gravitational microlensing). Such curves of a transient taken at specific wavelengths or passbands generally differ. 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)
exoplanet eclipse light curve
eclipse mapping
gamma-ray burst (GRB)
HD 80606 b
heartbeat star
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
luminous red nova (LRN)
Rubin Observatory (VRO)
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)
SN 1987A (1987A)
supernova light curve (SN light curve)
Swope Supernova Survey (SSS)
timescale (t)
tired light
time-ordered data (TOD)
transit spectroscopy
transit timing variations (TTV)
Type Ia supernova
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Whole Earth Blazer Telescope (WEBT)
Whole Earth Telescope (WET)
ZTF J1539+5027