Detection of optical oscillations of the intermediate polar V709 Cassiopeae (RX J0028.8+5917)
Astronomical Observatory, Ural State University, Lenin Av. 51, Ekaterinburg, 620083, Russia
Corresponding author: V. P. Kozhevnikov, email@example.com
Accepted: 8 November 2000
We report detection of low-amplitude optical oscillations at periods of 312.77 s and 317.94 s of the intermediate polar V709 Cas. Within the accuracy of measurement these periods agree with the X-ray period reported by Motch et al. ([CITE]) and refined by Norton et al. ([CITE]) and its synodic counterpart if we specify an orbital period of 5.4 h, which is one of the two possible orbital periods reported by Motch et al. ([CITE]). The oscillation at a period of 317.94 s has the strong first harmonic which is evidence for the nonsinusoidal pulse profile of this oscillation. The data folded at a period of 317.94 s reveal a double-peaked pulse profile of this oscillation, which is highly variable from night to night. A weak periodic signal corresponding to the first harmonic of the oscillation at a period of 312.77 s is also detected in the lightcurves of V709 Cas.
Key words: stars: individual: V709 Cas / stars: novae, cataclysmic variables / stars: oscillations
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