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Southern 10-Star Tutorial

Over at Citizen Sky we just published a Southern Hemisphere version of our 10-Star Training Tutorial. It is similar to the original tutorial except that it includes stars and charts for the Southern Hemisphere and is not focused on epsilon Aurigae.

Time Series Tutorial

Time-Series Analysis of Astronomical Data
by Dr. Matthew Templeton, AAVSO
(Copyright 2003, AAVSO. All rights reserved.)

The full version of this paper appears in the Journal of the AAVSO, volume 32, number 1, page 41.

5-Star Analysis Tutorial

The 5-Star Analysis Tutorial  (originally written by Aaron Price as part of the Citizen Sky Project, but re-written by Paul York in June 2014) is meant to introduce you to basic ways of data processing and inspection. It does not assume a background in astrophysics, statistics or anything similar. However, all good researchers need to understand what their data actually mean.

Getting Started with Data Analysis

One of the things that makes AAVSO citizen science projects unique is that the data analysis stage is also open to anyone. AAVSO members and observers aren't asked to simply to collect data for scientists to analyse, but they can do some analysis themselves. This includes steps such as identifying a project/problem/goal, collecting data, performing quality control procedures on it, analysing it and communicating results to others.

The main links in the Analyze Data sections are:

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