Background subtraction and transient timing with Bayesian Blocks

@article{Worpel2015BackgroundSA,
  title={Background subtraction and transient timing with Bayesian Blocks},
  author={Hauke Worpel and Axel Schwope},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={578}
}
Aims. We aim to incorporate background subtraction into the Bayesian Blocks algorithm so that transient events can be timed accurately and precisely even in the presence of a substantial, rapidly variable background. Methods. We developed several modifications to the algorithm and tested them on a simulated XMM-Newton observation of a bursting and eclipsing object. Results. We found that bursts can be found to good precision for almost all background-subtraction methods, but eclipse ingresses… 
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