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Re: Suspected Variables in TASS data
Michael Koppelman wrote:
> I would prefer that we work on the data and not just chuck things out there
> like that. I know there are no TASS rules and I support the idea that folks
> can do what they see fit. I appreciate you not sending out the stars that I
> am working on. In general, though, I'd prefer we work on these stars before
> we tell the whole wide world about them.
> Just my $0.02.
Actually, I did take into account that the vast majority of these are
past season now, and probably won't be observable again until early
morning hours in Sept/Oct and possibly later.
By then they will have been published by rotse (or someone) anyway, if I
a little leeway in interpreting what Arne said in a coupla earlier
I've no plans to do anymore anyway to speak of.
I _especially_ do not want to spoil anybody elses fun.
I'll probably look at data every now and again and post resolved ones up
to the TASS list so folk can either write them up or follow them up and
write them up.
Such things will need an online list somewhere eventually so folk can
check if it's been done already or not.
I suppose some thought ought to be given to when tass starts habitually
churning out hundreds to thousands of these per data disk. Only the
most interesting will be worthy of follow up, what about the rest?
Anyway, if anybody needs any analysis advice, feel free to ask. I won't
"half inch" your stars! Reply would be either private or via list, and
no where else, dependent on source of request post.
I'd generally say use AVE if on Win systems and that _all_people_ make
the folded phase plot for testing, and look at past issues of IBVSs at
www.konkoly.hu as a source of poor man's light curve atlas if you don't
know what a light curve folded on a true period should look like.
If you know all about dft, spectral windows and all that stuff, it
probably ought to be me asking you. I just use 'em ;)
I'm told that a lot of stuff at the WS ~ 1 level is variant, so try
The "top 4" WS statistic objects on CD 23 are known catalogued short
variables and these would be good cases for beginners at analysis, as
the answers are "already in the book" so to speak. Who knows, some of
the stuff in the GCVS ain't been looked at in a long time, and you never
know, you might show the book wrong! I know of one professional who
thinks this'd be a good use for the data.