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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 varies by wavelength or band. Study of these curve(s) can reveal information about the event and the object(s).


Referenced by:
core collapse supernova
cosmological time dilation
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
phase angle
Pre-OmegaTranS (POTS)
Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP)
secondary eclipse
supernova (SN)
Swope Supernova Survey (SSS)
timescale (t)
transit spectroscopy
Type Ia supernova
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)