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Volume 419, Number 2, May IV 2004
Page(s) 695 - 701
Section Stellar structure and evolution
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20035830

A&A 419, 695-701 (2004)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20035830

The $\delta$ Scuti star FG Vir. V. The 2002 photometric multisite campaign

M. Breger1, F. Rodler1, M. L. Pretorius2, S. Martín-Ruiz3, P. J. Amado4, V. Costa4, R. Garrido4, P. López de Coca4, I. Olivares4, E. Rodríguez4, A. Rolland4, T. Tshenye5, G. Handler1, 6, E. Poretti3, J. P. Sareyan7, M. Alvarez8, P. M. Kilmartin9 and W. Zima1

1  Institut für Astronomie der Universität Wien, Türkenschanzstr. 17, 1180 Wien, Austria
2  Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
3  INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Italy
4  Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC, Apdo. 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
5  University of the North West, Mmabatho, South Africa
6  SAAO, PO Box 9, Observatory 7935, Cape Town, South Africa
7  Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, BP 4229, 0634 Nice Cedex 4, France
8  Inst. Astronomia IA-UNAM, Apartado 70-264, 04510 Mexico DF, Mexico
9  Mount John University Observatory, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

(Received 9 December 2003 / Accepted 19 February 2004)

A high-accuracy multisite campaign was carried out from 2002 January to May with a photometric coverage of 398 h at five observatories. The concentration on a few selected sites gives better consistency and accuracy than collecting smaller amounts from a larger number of sites. 23 frequencies were detected with a high statistical significance. 6 of these are new. The 17 frequencies found in common with the 1992-1995 data are the modes with highest amplitudes. This indicates that the pulsation spectrum of FG Vir is relatively stable over the ten-year period. Two frequencies have variable amplitudes and phases from year to year as well as during 2002. These were both found to be double modes with close frequencies. For the mode at 12.15 c/d this leads to an apparent modulation with a time scale of ~129 d. The close frequencies at 12.15 c/d are composed of a radial and a nonradial mode, suggesting a similarity with the Blazhko Effect seen in RR Lyrae stars.

Key words: stars: variables: $\delta$ Sct -- stars: oscillations -- stars: individual: FG Vir -- techniques: photometric

Offprint request: M. Breger, breger@astro.univie.ac.at

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