PHYS 3154
Observational Astrophysics

J. H. Simonetti
[Small Radio Telescope] [14-inch Telescope]
PHYS 3154 Observational Astrophysics: Simple How-To for Period04

Simple "How To" for Period04

Period04 is the Delta Scuti Network's free program for analyzing variable star light curves that will run in Windows. Specifically, Period04 enables searching for periods in your light curves. Since Period04 will run in Windows you can print out spectra, etc., as in most such programs, which can be handy (e.g., for papers!).

The tutorial (tutorial1.pdf) that comes with the software is an excellent guide for using Period04. The tutorial is simple to follow.

For those unfamiliar with Fourier analysis, the following comments might be useful: