AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Use of the AAVSO's International Variable Star Index (VSX) in an Undergraduate Astronomy Course Capstone Project (Abstract)

Volume 45 number 2 (2017)

Kristine Larsen
Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050; larsen@ccsu.edu

Abstract

(Abstract only) The author discusses a capstone project that utilizes the AAVSO’s International Variable Star Index (VSX), ASAS light curves and phase plots, and the SIMBAD astronomical data repository in a laboratory-based undergraduate Stellar and Galactic Astronomy course.