Print out a copy of this page. Estimate the magnitude of your variable star on the first picture of the star field using the magnitudes of the stars around it. Proceed through each of the pictures and place your estimated magnitude and the corresponding JD in the table below.
To determine if the variable star that you have "observed" has a regular cycle, you will need to plot your observations on a graph and analyze the resulting light curve. A graph of magnitude versus JD has been provided for you. Transfer your magnitude estimations from the table onto the graph. |