Analysis of AAVSO Records of the Star Z Camelopardalis
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer
119 Parker Road, Framingham MA 01702
Janet A. Mattei*
AAVSO, 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
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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