Light Curve O-C Diagrams
The O-C, or Observed-Computed method studies period changes in variable stars by comparing the observed time of maximum brightness to the computed time. The O-C method is reflective of the cumulative effect of period changes.
Overview of a Light Curve
Light curves are graphs plotting the light output of an object over time, and are developed by taking images of an area repeatedly, using software to measure brightness over time, and graphing the points.
Light Curve Analysis
Light curves are a collection of magnitude observations over time, and time-series analysis can be used to understand physical characteristics of the observed system
By folding light curve data, phase plots provide a way to construct and analyze a variable star's light curve using multiple measurements.
Light Curve Analysis Aov ANOVA
ANOVA/Aov (Analysis Of Variance) is a simple yet powerful statistical model used to find a repeatable period in a variety of scattered light curve data points.