Discovery and analysis of Gamma Doradus type pulsations in the F0 IV star HR 2740=QW Pup

Poretti, E. and Koen, C. and Martinez, P. and Breuer, F. and de Alwis Pitts, Dilkushi and Haupt, H. (1997) Discovery and analysis of Gamma Doradus type pulsations in the F0 IV star HR 2740=QW Pup. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 292 (3). pp. 621-630. ISSN 00358711

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We present multi-site photometric observations of the F0 IV star HR 2740=QW Pup that reveal it to be a γ Dor type variable pulsating with four frequencies: 1.0434, 0.9951, 1.1088 and 0.9019 d-1. These data were obtained at the European Southern Observatory and the South African Astronomical Observatory over a time baseline spanning from 1997 January 14 to February 11. The 1.0434-d-1 term dominates in amplitude (10 mmag) over the other three (each less than 5 mmag); the light curve comprising these four frequencies seems to be very stable and no residual power is left in the power spectrum. During the analysis particular attention was paid to methodological aspects, which cannot be neglected considering the proximity of the frequencies to 1 d-1. Physical parameters were also derived for all the well-known γ Dor stars, confirming that this class is very homogenous. In the framework of the campaign, two Ap stars (OU Pup�HR 2746 and PR Pup�HR 2761) were also observed. The photometric differences between these rotating variables and HR 2740 are emphasized, corroborating the pulsational nature of the γ Dor stars. It is further demonstrated that the rotational splitting cannot be a suitable explanation of the observed frequency content of HR 2740. © 1997 RAS.

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Keywords:HR 2740 - stars, OU Pup stars
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F500 Astronomy
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G150 Mathematical Modelling
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:29404
Deposited On:20 Aug 2018 14:24

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