Identifying Long Period Variable (LPV) Stars Using Images from the Stardial Observatory

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193423
Title:
Identifying Long Period Variable (LPV) Stars Using Images from the Stardial Observatory
Author:
Friedman, Vanessa Ann
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study of variable stars is extremely important to the astronomical field of scientific research. Variable stars must be methodically studied, usually by amateur astronomers over a long period of time, in order to provide professional astronomers important data that allows them to further analyze variable star behavior.Variable stars are unique because their pulsation produces visible changes in luminosity. This pulsation allows amateur astronomers to visually observe and identify variable stars. This type of research and study is special because amateurs can make a real contribution to the field.My objective was to become an amateur astronomer in the hopes that I could discover variable stars and contribute my findings to the greater astronomical scientific community. In completing this task, my overall goal was to better understand the true nature of science in order to improve my teaching in a secondary science classroom.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
astronomy; mira; research; stars; variable
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slater, Timothy

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleIdentifying Long Period Variable (LPV) Stars Using Images from the Stardial Observatoryen_US
dc.creatorFriedman, Vanessa Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorFriedman, Vanessa Annen_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study of variable stars is extremely important to the astronomical field of scientific research. Variable stars must be methodically studied, usually by amateur astronomers over a long period of time, in order to provide professional astronomers important data that allows them to further analyze variable star behavior.Variable stars are unique because their pulsation produces visible changes in luminosity. This pulsation allows amateur astronomers to visually observe and identify variable stars. This type of research and study is special because amateurs can make a real contribution to the field.My objective was to become an amateur astronomer in the hopes that I could discover variable stars and contribute my findings to the greater astronomical scientific community. In completing this task, my overall goal was to better understand the true nature of science in order to improve my teaching in a secondary science classroom.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectastronomyen_US
dc.subjectmiraen_US
dc.subjectresearchen_US
dc.subjectstarsen_US
dc.subjectvariableen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiochemistry & Molecular Biophysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSlater, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberElfring, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichardson, Randallen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10252en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750851en_US
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