THE ECLIPSING BINARY STAR SW LACERTA
SW Lacertae is an eclipsing binary star in the constellation Lacerta. On the night of September 14-15, 1996 first-year student Jaika Stone and I took 93 images of this star between 10:06 PM and 4:46 AM. Each exposure lasted 60 seconds, and one picture was taken every 5 minutes. Throughout the following semester Jaika helped to process the images and measure stellar brightness in each. Finally, near semester's end, after lots of work at the computer keyboard, the light curve below emerged.
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