VSX J003909.7+611233: a new slowly pulsating B (SPB) star in Cassiopeia?

Boyd, David, Lloyd, Christopher, dePonthiere, Pierre, Julian, Mack, Koff, Robert, Kracji, Tom, Shears, Jeremy and Staels, Bart (2011) VSX J003909.7+611233: a new slowly pulsating B (SPB) star in Cassiopeia? Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 121 (1). pp. 33-35. ISSN 0007-0297

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We report the discovery of a new 13th magnitude variable star in Cassiopeia
close to the variable KP Cas.Analysis of six days of intensive photometry shows
a regular, near sinusoidal modulation with an amplitude of 0.024 mag and a
period of 0.43815(31)d.Although its colour indicates a spectral type around F0
the star probably suffers up to 2−2.5 magnitudes of extinction, so could be an Aor B-type star. Given the period, the low amplitude, the shape of the lightcurve
and the probable spectral type we consider it most likely to be a slowly pulsating
B-type (SPB) star.The variable has been registered in the International Variable
Star Index with the identifier VSX J003909.7+611233.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB0460 Astrophysics
Depositing User: Christopher Lloyd
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 06:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 02:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45113

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