Roy Axelsen has published a paper on methods for the construction and analysis of O–C (observed minus computed) diagrams and for the determination of light elements (ephemerides) of variable stars and the standard errors of the elements in the JAAVSO.

Abstract

Methods are described for the construction and analysis of O–C (observed minus computed) diagrams and for the determination of light elements (ephemerides) of variable stars and the standard errors of the elements. The methods described are those that apply: (1) when the period of the star is constant, and (2) when the period of the star is changing continuously, and the light elements can be represented by a second order polynomial function.

Citation

Axelsen, R. (2014). Methods for O-C (Observed Minus Computed) Diagrams and for the Determination of Light Elements of Variable Stars with Linear and Second Order Polynomial Ephemerides42. Retrieved from https://www.aavso.org/media/jaavso/3025.pdf

About the author

Roy Andrew Axelsen
Roy Andrew Axelsen
Roy Axelsen is Section Director of the Variable Stars Section of the AAQ and won the Page Medal in 2016.
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