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Author Joshi, S. ♦ Mary, D. L. ♦ Chakradhari, N. K. ♦ Tiwari, S. K. ♦ Billaud, C.
Source Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Chemically peculiar – stars ♦ Oscillations – stars ♦ Variables - δ Sct
Abstract The Nainital-Cape survey is a dedicated research programme to search for and study the pulsational variability in chemically peculiar stars in the Northern Hemisphere.The aim of the survey is to search for such chemically peculiar stars that are pulsationally unstable.The observations of the sample stars were carried out in high-speed photometric mode using a three-channel fast photometer attached to the 1.04-m Sampurnanand telescope at ARIES. The new photometric observations confirmed that the pulsational period of star HD25515 is 2.78-hrs. The repeated timeseriesobservations of HD113878 and HD118660 revealed that previously known frequencies are indeed present in the new datasets. We have estimated the distances, absolute magnitudes, effective temperatures and luminosities of these stars. Their positions inthe H-R diagram indicate that HD25515 and HD118660 lie near the main-sequence while HD113878 is an evolved star. We alsopresent a catalogue of 61 stars classified as null results, along with the corresponding 87 frequency spectra taken from 2002–2008. Astatistical analysis of these null results shows, by comparison with past data, that the power of the noise in the light curves has slightlyincreased during the last few years.
Part of series aa507-1763
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article