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Analysis of AAVSO Records of the Star Z Camelopardalis

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Benjamin D. Oppenheimer
119 Parker Road, Framingham MA 01702

Janet A. Mattei*
AAVSO, 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Scott Kenyon
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Abstract
Z Camelopardalis is the prototype star of a subclass of dwarf novae that exhibit both outbursts and standstills. We use different statistical methods to gather as much data from the AAVSO records as possible about this star. Our data analysis focuses on three areas: correlations, long-term variations, and flux data. We compile the results from and compare these results to the most accepted model of Z Cam stars, the Meyer-Hoffmeister Theory.

*deceased March 22, 2004

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