Simulated lightcurve of an accreting black hole

Technical details
A sample lightcurve extracted from our global MHD simulations of black hole accretion. The animation shows the influence of the system inclination on the predicted variability. As described in the paper, this is the "raw" lightcurve, which has additionally been filtered to remove the long term trend in the accretion rate (this filtering is accomplished by dividing f(i,t) by f(i=1,t) smoothed with a boxcar filter of width 20 orbits).

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