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wglogowski
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Raw files for education

Excuse me if this is the wrong forum to post this topic.

I will be teaching a course for young (high school age) students at Northwestern University in a program called "Center for Talent Development."  Basically, it is a program for extremely smart young students who are interested in summer enrichment activities. The class is called How to Image the Sky and I plan for each student to complete a small discrete variable star research project.  I was told that I would have approximately 8- 10 students enrolled in the class but today I found out that I will have 18.  The good news is that so many students want to take the class!  I have been collecting data (imaging) the last  year to collect enough data ( 8 variables) so that each student can work on a different variable (eclipsing binary) star.  

Here is my question.  Would anyone be interested in sharing raw images with me to fill out my program?  I need data for 8-10 more variables.  We will not upload any of the data or publish any of the data.  It is solely for students to practice plotting light curves.  I know I can request ASCII data on variables but the idea is for the students to work directly with raw image data. I was thinking that they could be shared via VPhot ?? unless there is a better way to share them.  Ideally, they are time series short-period variables.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

Walter WGL

 

 

Meeka
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A few short period stars

I've got images for DY Peg (V), TZ Aur (BVRI), SZ Boo (BVRI), and BS CrB (BV) - let me know if any of those work and I can try to share them via VPhot (haven't tried that before so I'm not sure what exactly it shares) or I can set up a folder where you could access and download the images if that's easier.

The data is already in WebObs for these (observer code DMIA) if you wanted to check out what all is in the data sets.

wglogowski
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Thank you!

Great, I'll take TZ Aur (B & V) SZ Boo (BV) and BS CrB.  However you want to share is fine with me - whatever is easier for you.

Walter 

MZK
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VPhot User ID

Walter (WGL):

Ready to share some images as discussed offline. However, your observer code has apparently not been registered in VPhot. Have you ever set up your VPhot account? Is so, what id did you use?

I suspect WGL is not your observer code since the first letter should probably come from your last name (G) not first (W)?

Ken (MZK)

MZK
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Target Images

Walter (GWL)

You should now have 15 sets of target images on your vphot account. Take a look.

Ken

wglogowski
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Thank you

I just got done downloading all your data, I wanted to thank you one more time for your help!

Walter 

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