VeSPA: The SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive

Mcmaster, Adam; Norton, Andrew J.; Dickinson, Hugh J.; Thiemann, Heidi B. and Kolb, Ulrich C. (2021). VeSPA: The SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive. Research Notes of the AAS, 5(10) p. 228.



We present the first results from the SuperWASP Variable Stars (SVS) citizen science project. The photometry archive of the Wide Angle Search for Planets has previously been searched for periodic variations and the results of this search formed the basis of the SVS project on the Zooniverse. The SVS project asks volunteers to visually inspect light curve plots and categorize each one according to a broad classification scheme. Results from the first two years of SVS have now been published online as the SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive (VeSPA). The archive can be browsed online, downloaded in full, or queried, filtered, and sorted to export a refined set of results. An interactive light curve viewer also allows any light curve to be folded at a user-defined period. Analysis of citizen science results and development of VeSPA features are both ongoing. Updated results will be published every six months.

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