Peremennye Zvezdy

Peremennye Zvezdy (Variable Stars) 33, No. 1, 2013

Received 23 January; accepted 6 February.

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GSC 1374-01131, a High-Amplitude Delta Scuti Star with an Eclipsing Component

A. V. Khruslov

  1. Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyatnitskaya Str. 48, 119017 Moscow, Russia;

I present the discovery of an eclipsing component in light variations of the known High-Amplitude Delta Scuti star GSC 1374-01131 based on the Catalina Surveys publicly available data.

1. Introduction

The variability of GSC 1374-01131 = VSX J074722.4+220414 ( , , J2000, UCAC4) was reported in 2011 by S. Roland, N. Martinez, and S. Bruzzone in the AAVSO Variable Star Index (VSX; From a single night of their observations, the variable was classified as a HADS (High-Amplitude Delta Scuti) star, with the light elements:

I reinvestigated the star using the currently available Catalina Surveys data (Drake et al. 2009; CSS J074722.5+220413). The observations I used are available online in the html version of this paper.

2. Results

According to my study, the variable is a HADS star with an eclipsing component (EA or EB type). The light elements of the pulsating and eclipsing components of the light variations are the following:


The light curves of GSC 1374-01131 are displayed in Fig. 1.

Fig. 1. The light curves of GSC 1374-01131 based on Catalina data, folded with periods of pulsations and eclipses. Upper panels: raw data; lower panels: the folded light curves with the other variation pre-whitened.

Brightness measurements of GSC 1374-01131 are also available in other electronic archives, but they are not usable for several reasons. The NSVS (Wozniak et al. 2004) and SuperWASP (Butters et al. 2010) surveys contain photometry for the combined brightness of the variable and its two brighter neighbors (TYC 1374 1314 1, and TYC 1374 1358 1, ; Fig. 2). Nevertheless, a weak short-period signal can be detected in the 1SWASP data, but large photometric errors make its analysis impossible. In the ASAS-3 (Pojmanski 2002) data, the brightness measurements do refer to GSC 1374-01131, but uncertainties and data scattering are also very large.

Fig. 2. The finding chart of GSC 1374-01131 and its neighbors.

3. Discussion

Eclipsing  Scuti stars, EA+DSCTC, are well known. For these stars, pulsation amplitudes are low (within 01) and eclipse amplitudes are large. The only case of an EA+HADS (EA+DSCT in the GCVS designations of variability types) contained in the AAVSO Variable Star Index is V1264 Cen. The total amplitude of its pulsation component is as large as 02, the eclipse amplitude being 175 (GCVS, Samus et al. 2007-2012). In the case of GSC 1374-01131, the pulsation and eclipsing variability components have comparable amplitudes. The observed eclipse is probably partial.

Acknowledgments: The author is grateful to Dr. V.P. Goranskij for providing software for the light-curve analysis. Thanks are due to Drs. S.V. Antipin and N.N. Samus for helpful discussions. This study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research through grant No. 11-02-00495.


Butters, O.W., West, R.G., Anderson, D.R., et al., 2010, Astron. Astrophys., 520, L10

Drake, A.J., Djorgovski, S.G., Mahabal, A., et al., 2009, Astrophys. J., 696, 870

Pojmanski, G., 2002, Acta Astronomica, 52, 397

Samus, N.N., Durlevich, O.V., Kazarovets, E V., et al., 2007-2012, General Catalogue of Variable Stars, Centre de Donnees Astronomiques de Strasbourg, B/gcvs

Wozniak, P.R., Vestrand, W.T., Akerlof, C.W. et al., 2004, Astron. J., 127, 2436

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