AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Exploring the Unknown: Detection of Fast Variability of Starlight (Abstract)

Volume 45 number 2 (2017)

Richard H. Stanton
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Retired), Big Bear City, CA 92314; rhstanton@gmail.com

Abstract

(Abstract only) In previous papers the author described a photometer designed for observing high-speed events such as lunar and asteroid occultations, and for searching for new varieties of fast stellar variability. A significant challenge presented by such a system is how one deals with the large quantity of data generated in order to process it efficiently and reveal any hidden information that might be present. This paper surveys some of the techniques used to achieve this goal.