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BVRI Observations of SZ Lyncis at the EKU Observatory

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Marco Ciocca

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Received January 31, 2013; revised February 28, 2013; accepted April 3, 2013

Abstract

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a regional University serving the Kentucky part of Appalachia. In 2008 a small observatory was built and this work will describe the instrumentation and the site characterization. We have in fact measured the transformation parameters of the the scope and camera combination and the first order extinction coefficients for our site. As an example of the capabilities of the observatory we have determined the pulsation period of the d Scuti star SZ Lyncis and measured the standard magnitudes via BVRI and two color terms B–V and V–R.

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