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Review of Timeseries Features

  • Eric C.¬†Bellm

Abstract

Rubin Observatory will compute timeseries variability features on lightcurves to aid users in identifying objects of interest, both during realtime Alert Production as well as in the annual Data Releases. The Data Products Definition Document (DPDD; LSE-163) allocates space for pre-computed timeseries features, and a sample set is baselined in LDM-151. However, in the subsequent decade the scientfic community has made a great deal of further progress in this area. This technote reviews the relevant literature, grouping related features where possible; discusses potential concerns and open questions; and proposes a new baseline feature set.

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