Quantifying Quasar Variability As Part of a General Approach To Classifying Continuously Varying Sources

@inproceedings{lowski2009QuantifyingQV,
  title={Quantifying Quasar Variability As Part of a General Approach To Classifying Continuously Varying Sources},
  author={Szymon Koz lowski and Christopher S. Kochanek and Andrzej Udalski and Lukasz Wyrzykowski and Igor Soszynski and Michał K. Szymański and Marcin Kubiak and Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Olaf Szewczyk and K. Ulaczyk and Radosław Poleski},
  year={2009}
}
Robust fast methods to classify variable light curves in large sky surveys are becoming increasingly important. While it is relatively straightforward to identify common periodic stars and particular transient events (supernovae, novae, microlensing), there is no equivalent for non-periodic continuously varying sources (quasars, aperiodic stellar variability). In this paper we present a fast method for modeling and classifying such sources. We demonstrate the method using ∼ 86, 000 variable… CONTINUE READING