AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 152 Astronomy Research in Undergraduate Classes
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[152.01] Finding Stellar Variability: Monitoring Algol with On-Line Night Sky Live Data

V. Muzzin, L. Shamir, R. J. Nemiroff (Michigan Tech.), Night Sky Live Collaboration

Advanced undergraduates now have the opportunity to track the brightness and variability of famous variable stars all over the sky with no more than a web browser and a spreadsheet. The opportunity arises from the Night Sky Live global network of fisheye CONtinuous CAMeras (CONCAMs) which generate public domain, on-line data, freely available at http://NightSkyLive.net . Here we use the deep eclipses of Beta Perseus (Algol) to demonstrate the use of the automatically generated photometry tables. Useful educational concepts in statistics and practical astronomy are clearly demonstrated.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: vwmuzzin@mtu.edu

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