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Variable Stars Magnitudes Real Time

As I check in the Android App (SS5Plus), I see for example Delta Cephei is of Mag = 4.1 which is between the minimum and the maximum.

Is it because SS is calculating the real time mag. from light curves? If not, why is it 4.1?

Same question for other variable stars.


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    Bill Tschumy

    No, SkySafari does not have the specific information on the light curves to predict how the magnitude changes with time.  When the star survey that we use was taken, that was the brightness that was recorded in the catalog. 

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    Miguel Vazq

    Ok, thank you for the quick answer

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