Creating a Gold Standard Set of KELT RR Lyrae Stars

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Northern Kentucky University
The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) Survey is an exoplanet hunting survey that also finds variable stars.  In this project, we focus on  a type of pulsating variable star called RR Lyrae stars. RR Lyrae stars change brightness and color over a period of less than a day. The purpose of this research is to extract RR Lyrae stars from the KELT survey based upon their light curve and then characterize them. In this poster, we describe a set of well studied RR Lyrae stars and our plans to develop an extraction algorithm using them.  
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Space telescopes, Variable stars