Multicolour studies of β Cephei stars in the LMC

Chris A. Engelbrecht, Fabio A.M. Frescura, Sashin L. Moonsamy

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Preliminary results of a four-week multi-colour photometric campaign on previouslyidentified β Cephei stars as well as newly-discovered variable stars in two respective LMC fields are presented. Besides the two targeted β Cephei stars, at least six further presumed B variables are detected. The strongest identified periods appear to lie on the longward end of the galactic β Cep instability strip, as predicted by model calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive OB stars
Subtitle of host publicationstructure, evolution, mass loss, and critical limits
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780521198400
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Stars: early-type
  • Stars: variables: other
  • Techniques: photometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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