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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A graph of brightness intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time.

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  • To reveal the contributions in light variations at the different oscillation frequencies a Fourier power density spectrum is obtained from each lightcurve (Figure 1).
  • The author would therefore encourage observers to produce not only their mid-transit times, but also transit durations for each transit, rather than composite lightcurve...
  • Detection of g-mode pulsations in the lightcurve would have a transformative effect on the field of WD pulsations, as this would allow the first seismological study of... for more
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