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Discovery of a peculiar Cepheid-like star towards the northern edge of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Marquette, J B; Tisserand, Patrick; François, P; Beaulieu, J.-P; Doublier, V; Lesquoy, E; Milsztajn, A; Pritchard, J; Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A; Afonso, C; Albert, J N


Context. For seven years, the EROS-2 project obtained a mass of photometric data on variable stars. We present a peculiar Cepheid-like star, in the direction of the Small Magellanic Cloud, which demonstrates unusual photometric behaviour over a short time interval. Aims. We report on data of the photometry acquired by the MARLY telescope and spectroscopy from the EFOSC instrument for this star, called EROS2 J005135-714459(sm.0060n13842), which resembles the unusual Cepheid HR 7308. Methods. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20066915


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