Creating a Gold Standard Set of KELT RR Lyrae Stars
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