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University of Arizona

A Variable Star's Light Curve

Caption: This is an example of what users see when they type in the celestial coordinate of an object to view a time-series light curve or download a computer-readable file of all observations in the database. This image shows the light curve of a variable star whose brightness changes rapidly in only 12 hours.

Credit: Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey/Univ. of Arizona/Caltech

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