Volume 386, Number 3, May II 2002
|Page(s)||926 - 935|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 May 2002|
Light variations of massive stars (α Cyg variables)*
XVIII. The B[e] supergiants S 18 in the SMC and R 66 = HDE 268835 and R 126 = HD 37974 in the LMC
Leiden Observatory, Postbus 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Corresponding author: C. Sterken, email@example.com
Accepted: 25 February 2002
We discuss photometric monitoring (VBLUW system) of three B[e] supergiants. All three objects appear to be variable. They are subject to two (R 66 and R 126 in the LMC) and three (S 18 in the SMC) types of light oscillations which range from a few days to years, and are probably due to pulsations. We argue that a classification as α Cyg variables is justified. Their classification as mixed B[e]/S Dor variables is less certain, though not impossible. Also based on other cases, a strong B[e]–S Dor variable connection seems to be present.
Key words: stars: variables / stars: supergiants / stars: individual S 18, R 66 = HDE 268835, R 126 = HD 37974
© ESO, 2002
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