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J/PAZh/35/199       V,pg light curves of NSV 9159            (Berdnikov+, 2009)

Search for evolutionary changes in Cepheid periods using the Harvard plate collection: NSV 9159. Berdnikov L.N., Pastukhova E.N., Turner D.G., Majaess D.J. <Pis'ma Astron. Zh. 35, 199 (2009)> =2009PAZh...35..199B =2009AstL...35..175B
ADC_Keywords: Stars, variable ; Photometry Keywords: Cepheids - period variability - stellar evolution Abstract: We have obtained 530 photographic magnitude estimates for the long-period classical Cepheid NSV 9159 (P=39d) in the plate collections of the Harvard Observatory and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute. Together with the currently available CCD observations from the ASAS-3 catalog, our data have allowed us to construct an O-C diagram spanning a time interval of 119 years. The O-C diagram has the shape of a parabola, which has made it possible to determine for the first time the quadratic light elements and to calculate the rate of evolutionary decrease in the period, 314.4(±7.3)s/yr, in agreement with the results of theoretical calculations for the second crossing of the instability strip. The available data reduced by the Eddington-Plakidis method do not reveal any noticeable random fluctuations in the period. Description: The oldest plate with NSV 9159 was taken at the Harvard Observatory in 1889 and the latest CCD image was obtained in 2008. Consequently, our data span a time span of 119 years. Objects: ------------------------------------------------ RA (2000) DE Designation(s) ------------------------------------------------ 17 33 57.1 -20 30 23 NSV 9159 = SV* P 4349 ------------------------------------------------ File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 65 45 Times of maximum light for NSV 9159 table3.dat 19 200 Standard V and PG light curves for NSV 9159
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 9 F9.1 d JDmax Heliocentric Julian date of maximum 11- 13 F3.1 d e_JDmax rms uncertainty on JD 15- 16 A2 --- Filt [V PG] Filter 18- 21 I4 --- E Epoch number (1) 23- 27 F5.1 d O-C O-C residuals 29- 30 I2 --- N Number of observations 32- 65 A34 --- Ref Data source
Note (1): maxJDhel = 2433738.77(±0.67) + 38.87484(±0.00137)E - 0.19367x10-3(±0.44928x10-5)E2
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 F5.3 --- Phase [0/1] Phase 7- 12 F6.3 mag Vmag V magnitude 14- 19 F6.3 mag pgmag Photographic magnitude
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 02-Apr-2009
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