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The EC 14026 stars V. The pulsation periods of PB 8783


O'Donoghue, D and Koen, C and Solheim, J-E and Barstow, MA and Dobbie, PD and O'Brien, MS and Clemens, JC and Sullivan, DJ and Kawaler, SD, The EC 14026 stars - V. The pulsation periods of PB 8783, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 296, (2) pp. 296-305. ISSN 0035-8711 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1998 RAS

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.1998.01449.x


PB 8783 is a member of the newly discovered class of pulsating sdB stars, the EC 14026 stars. The potential of the pulsations of these stars as diagnostic probes of their interiors can only be realized fully by intensive campaigns of multisite time series photometry. To this end we have undertaken a campaign spanning 2 weeks and involving data from five different sites. 183 h of data were obtained. Frequency analysis yielded at least 11 pulsation periods in seven discrete groups between 94 and 136 s. Three of the periods in one specific group are equally spaced in frequency, with a spacing of 0.94 μHz. The frequency spacings amongst the members of other groups are similar to this. A rotation period of ∼12 d is implied. A general scheme for identifying the observed modes is suggested. The periods from a detailed model are in good overall agreement with the observed periods, but some difficulties remain. Three additional periods in the range 6163 s, and with very low amplitude, were also found. No convincing interpretation of these could be devised.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:binaries: close; stars: individual: PB 8783; stars: oscillations.
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Dobbie, PD (Dr Paul Dobbie)
ID Code:81194
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2012-11-26
Last Modified:2013-05-21

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