Kepler - The Dirty Work Before the Beautiful Results
|Date/Time:||Friday, 09 Apr 2010 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||3 Physics Hall|
|Contact:||Dr. Charles Kerton|
In this talk, I will give a few examples of how 'raw' Kepler data gets processed. For my own objects of interest (stars with an effective temperature of < 4000 K), I will show some wonderful null results from the hunt for the elusive epsilon mechanism periodicity in cool stars. However, I will also show a sample of stars with known and published results, in particular solar-like oscillators, as a means of convincing the audience, myself, and my advisor that my data reduction processes are producing realistic results.