reply to post by inthemistandfog
Alright, I'm finally home from school so now i can address your questions with the attention they deserve.
First off, APH10109646 definitely appears to be pulsating from the view of the graph but the thing that will trip people up is the way the graph
scales with it's data, for the sake of classification that star is relatively quiet with the pulses only being 0.001 in difference at the end. So
just mark quiet, and for the most part if you can't tell just hit quiet, but if it were spiking throughout the entire graph of the star, and maybe a
little more suddenly it would be pulsating.
Second, the data that you will be looking at for the most part right now is still only the first quarter. While Kepler has indeed released the other
3 months of data for all 150,000 stars Planethunters.org will be released only 5,000 stars a day, so you've got like a 3% chance of getting a star
with full data at the moment. I'm not sure how the graphs will look with the increased amount of data when it goes live as they haven't updated their
blog with more info yet. I'm pretty sure they're releasing it slowly so as not to crash their web server with all of that data needing to be plotted
according to their interface and not all at once. Within a month you should start seeing all star's full data though. As for the 30minute intervals,
yes every 30minutes Kepler is recording data for a given star, but the data is stored with Kepler and the team and then released a night prior to
their conference all at once like we saw today.
Third, addressing your confusion on Regular VS Irregular. SPH10017702 is most definitely regular, if you can "for the most part" predict the
appearance of the graph it will be regular, only when there is no clear pattern should you put down irregular.
If you are interested in seeing some Q2 data right away you can head on over to: archive.stsci.edu...
and download the files yourself. Planethunters just makes classifying and marking transits so much easier, as well as injecting your analysis into a
community of about 16,000 amateur astronomers and professionals at Yale as well as other institutes/companies.
And for the Kepler 11 System i cant find a light curve for the life of me without scrolling through all the data released lol. Mainly because i can't
find the Kepler ID
Hope that helped, I'll continue to try and find out the Kepler ID of Kepler 11, I don't know why they couldn't just put the ID there like everyone
else does haha.
Edit: Found the Kepler 11 ID/aliases
KIC 6541920 and KOI-157
edit on 2-2-2011 by Stuffed because: (no reason given)