The Blazhko effect of RR Lyrae in 1996

Horace A. Smith, Jennifer A. Church, Jessica Fournier, Jason Lisle, Pamela Gay, Katrien Kolenberg, Bruce W. Carney, Ivy Dick, Ruth C. Peterson, Brian Hakes

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Photoelectric B and V photometry of RR Lyrae was obtained over a 77 day interval in 1996. In addition to the 0.5668 day primary period, RR Lyr displayed a prominent 40 day Blazhko cycle during this time span. The observed light curve can be well but not perfectly described by frequency triplets of the form kf0 + jfB, where k = 0, 1, 2, ..., j = -1, 0, 1, f0 is the primary pulsation frequency, and fB is the Blazhko frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number803
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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