Section: PZ: main journal
A Photometric Study of the Pulsating Variable Star TYC 0075 01143 1
We present the results of our new observations of TYC 0075 01143 1, a recently discovered double-mode delta Scuti variable. We improved the frequencies f0 and f1 and pulsation amplitudes, detected the interaction frequencies f1+f0, f1-f0, and a possible nonradial frequency fN.
BVRI CCD Photometry of Two New Variable Stars in the Field of Seyfert 1 Galaxies Mrk 478 and Mrk 1513
CCD BVRI photometry is presented for two new variable stars in the fields of the Seyfert galaxies Mrk 478 and Mrk 1513. The new variables change their brightness periodically, with the periods P=0.341d and P=0.4422d respectively, and it is possible that they belong to the close binary eclipsing stars of the W UMa type.
New Eclipsing Variable Star with Delta Scuti Component
We present our discovery a new variable star USNO-A2.0 1350-17086180 from observations at the Astrotel-Caucasus Observatory. The object shows Algol-type eclipses and, simultaneously, low-amplitude, short-period pulsations.
Novae in the 80th Name-list of Variable Stars (Part 3): Official Announcement of GCVS Names
GCVS names are announced for 14 galactic Novae discovered in late 2011--early 2013.
Two Transiting Exoplanet Candidates in Cygnus from the MASTER Project
We present two transiting exoplanet candidates in Cygnus discovered during a small photometric survey performed at the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of Ural Federal University in the summer of 2012. The MASTER-1 b candidate (host star 2MASS 20260213+5006032, R=12.4) has a period of 0.847d, transit depth of 0.015m, and transit duration of 1.6h. The MASTER-2 b candidate (host star 2MASS 20341625+5015427, R=13.8) has a period of 0.983d, transit depth of 0.017m, and transit duration of 1.7h. We believe that these transit-like signals might be caused by Hot Jupiters. Observations, data reduction, transit search tools, and detected candidates are described. Follow-up photometric and spectroscopic observations are needed to clarify the nature of the candidates.
GSC 1374-01131, a High-Amplitude Delta Scuti Star with an Eclipsing Component
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.
CCD UBVRI photometry is presented for type IIb SN 2011dh for about 300 days. The main photometric parameters are derived and the comparison with SNe of similar types is reported. The light curves are similar to those for SN IIb 2008ax, but the initial flash is stronger and very short, and there are humps on the light curves in U and B at the onset of linear decline. Preliminary modeling is carried out, and the results are compared to the quasi-bolometric light curve and to the light curves in UBVRI bands.
Spectroscopic Evidence for Appearance of a New Decretion Disk Around IGR J06074+2205
We report on a new episode of decretion disk formation in the IGR J06074+2205 system. Our spectroscopic data permit us to measure peak separation in the double-peaked H-alpha line as 408+/-55 km/s and hence to determine the disk radius as 1.6 star's radii. These findings permit us to predict possible new X-ray activity of IGR J06074+2205 in the nearest future.
New Variables in Pegasus: How Can We Use WASP0 Data
In the course of our work on the 80th Name-List of Variable Stars, we encountered a field in Pegasus with about 70 variable stars announced as new discoveries from the WASP0 survey. Our analysis shows that the amount of wrong information published for these stars is unacceptably large. We present correct information on WASP0 variables, both those that still remain unstudied by other authors and those with reliable studies in the literature. Our new information is based on publicly available sky surveys. We also discuss requirements to presentation of data on new variable stars that permit to include information into variable-star catalogs without a too large amount of extra work for catalog compilers.
A Study of the Cataclysmic Variable 1RXS J174320.1-042953
We report on our photometric analysis of the poorly studied cataclysmic variable in Ophiuchus, 1RXS J174320.1-042953 (DDE 11). The results of the monitoring with the Bradford Robotic Telescope (BRT) are presented, as well as the time-resolved photometry obtained at the Montecatini Astronomical Centre. The long-term behavior of J1743-0429 shows that it is a probable magnetic cataclysmic variable (polar), with a large difference between its low and high states. The orbital period obtained from our observations is 0.0866 d, or 2.08 h, close to the lower boundary of the period gap of cataclysmic variables.