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The discovery of a new ELL variable star in Centaurus and possibility of detecting new exoplanets using the FRAM telescope
Author(s): Pavel Pintr; David Vápenka; Martin Mašek
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Paper Abstract

We report on the discovery of a new variable star during the search for new exoplanets in the Centaurus constellation from the archive of the FRAM telescope, operated by the FRAM team at Los Leones, near Malargüe, Argentina. The star is catalogued as GSC 08630-01117 (11h 36m 10s -53° 12’ 15.04”). From the light curve, the star should be an ELL-type variable. We computed the period P = 0.6311+/- 0.0002 days. The maximum is 13.07 +/- 0.02 mag and minimum is 13.22 +/-0.02 mag (in the Johnson V filter) with an amplitude of about 0.15 mag. We registered this star in the CzeV catalogue and in the VSX catalogue as new variable star CzeV603. The FRAM telescope observed several transits of known exoplanets. These observations show the ability to detect new exoplanets using the FRAM telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9442, Optics and Measurement Conference 2014, 94420Z (7 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175905
Show Author Affiliations
Pavel Pintr, Institute of Plasma Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
David Vápenka, Institute of Plasma Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Technical Univ. of Liberec (Czech Republic)
Martin Mašek, Czech Astronomical Society (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9442:
Optics and Measurement Conference 2014
Jana Kovačičinová; Tomáš Vít, Editor(s)

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