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Maxim Usatov
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Thinking how to automate ToM detection for the data collected so far, I have tried fitting a Gaussian function and finding its minimum – see screenshots attached for the last eclipse recorded. Unfortunately, this method is very sensitive to the data boundaries if the data is noisy. If I include more points to the left or right, I get a different curve fit. Even the Kwee-van Woerden method displays the same sensitivity in Peranso. Attached are a few examples. I was thinking to try to find ToM automatically using some predefined phase shift, say, delta phi = 0.2, from calculated minima to set search boundaries, but the choice of delta phi produces different ToM results with both Gaussian fits and the KvW.

Max