Astrophysics (index)

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 (EMR)) from a Transient (e.g., Supernova (SN), 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
Exoplanet Eclipse Light Curve
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Supernova (SN)
Type Ia Supernova