Volume 390, Number 3, August II 2002
|Page(s)||L23 - L26|
|Published online||14 August 2002|
Letter to the Editor
On the orbital period of the Intermediate Polar 1WGA J1958.2+3232
Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, 22800, Ensenada, B.C., México (Use for smail PO Box 439027, San Diego, CA, 92143-9027, USA.)
2 Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, Apartado Postal 70-264, 04510 México, D.F., México
Corresponding author: S. V. Zharikov, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 17 June 2002
Recently, Norton et al. ([CITE]), on the basis of multiwavelength photometry of 1 WGA J1958.2+3232, argued that the –1 day alias of the strongest peak in the power spectrum is the true orbital period of the system, casting doubts on the period estimated by Zharikov et al. ([CITE]). We re-analyzed this system using our photometric and spectroscopic data along with the data kindly provided by Andy Norton and confirm our previous finding. After refining our analysis we find that the true orbital period of this binary system is 435.
Key words: stars: individual: 1 WGA J1958.2+3232 / stars: novae, cataclysmic variables / stars: binaries: close / X-rays
© ESO, 2002
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