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Light Curve

(changing intensity of light from a transient)

A Light Curve is the shape of the graph of the changing Intensity of light (or other Electromagnetic Radiation) from a Transient (e.g., Supernova, Transit, Gravitational Microlensing). The curve varies by Wavelength or Band. Study of these curve(s) can reveal information about the event and the object(s).


Referenced by:
Core Collapse Supernova
Cosmological Time Dilation
Eccentricity (e)
Exoplanet Eclipse Light Curve
Eclipse Mapping
HD 80606 b
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Magma Ocean
Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP)
Secondary Eclipse
Supernova (SN)
Transit Spectroscopy
Type Ia Supernova
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)