Testing microvariability in quasar differential light curves using several field stars

@article{Diego2015TestingMI,
  title={Testing microvariability in quasar differential light curves using several field stars},
  author={Jos'e Antonio de Diego and Jana Poledn{\'i}kov{\'a} and {\'A}ngel Bongiovanni and A. M. P'erez Garc'ia and M. A. De Leo and T. Verdugo and Jordi Cepa},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
Microvariability consists in small time scale variations of low amplitude in the photometric light curves of quasars, and represents an important tool to investigate their inner core. Detection of quasar microvariations is challenging for their non-periodicity, as well as the need for high monitoring frequency and high signal-to-noise ratio. Statistical tests developed for the analysis of quasar differential light curves usually show either low power or low reliability, or both. In this paper… Expand

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