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Unformatted text preview: radius, theoretical fit to empirical data, etc.
Tables include information about your target: RA, dec, times of observations
Third step: write individual paper on results – your name as 1st author, partners’ names as additional
authors. The topics and contents of the papers do not all have to be identical or even similar. The paper should include the following <point allotment – 110 pts possible>:
<10>Abstract – written such that the reader knows what is in the paper and wants to keep reading. You
should state your results. Abstracts should contain no references. There are two schools of thought about
the abstract: 1) write the abstract first, and have the paper follow that; 2) write the paper first, pull out the
topic sentences for each paragraph, formulate into an abstract (a good way to check that your paper has a
natural flow and the paragraphs do, in fact, have good topic sentences).
•Give a brief background on your target. What is known about it relevant to your observations?
What was your hypothesis or objective?
•State how the paper is laid out so the reader knows what to expect.
<10>Description of observations
•location and equipment used (telescope, camera, ccd, etc.)
•weather conditions and seeing (look at a typical FWHM of a star in filter(s) you used)
•# of observations (target, not bias, flats, darks)
<40>Reduction, Analysis, Discussion: The goal here is to give your reader enough information to
understand and reproduce your resul...
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- Spring '14