AGN surveillance and light curves
confirmation and period determination
(i.e. Hipparcos discoveries)
time of minima studies (mass transfer, apsidal motion, additional
light curves (modeling to determine fundamental stellar properties)
Cataclysmic variable surveillance and light curves
Variable star discovery and confirmation
Photometric detection and confirmation for extrasolar
Minor planet magnitude and color determination
Minor planet lightcurves
Students review characteristics of a telescope
system and detector and then submit requests for "appropriate" observations.
Students gain experience determining what types of objects can be found
in the sky, how to determine when they can be observed, and what kind
of images to expect. Students review and evaluate the results obtained
by other students in the class.