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Volume 539, March 2012
Article Number C1
Number of page(s) 1
Section Galactic structure, stellar clusters and populations
Published online 02 March 2012

It has recently been brought to our attention that the coordinates for some of the NGC 2808 variable stars, as provided in Table 1 of our paper, were incorrect. A revised table with the corrected coordinates is given below. The (x,y) coordinates were also recomputed, and are in units of arcseconds relative to the cluster center, estimated to lie at RA = 09:12:02.74, Dec = −64:51:53.7 (J2000.0).

In the process of revising these coordinates, it was found that, very close to our V20, and matching closely the position

given for V20 in our finding chart, another previously unidentified variable star is present, which is likely a BL Her (type II Cepheid) with a period of about 2.1 d. This discovery will be reported on more fully in Kunder et al. (in prep.), but the star is also included in Table 1, for the sake of completeness.

We warmly thank C. M. Clement for calling our attention to the problem with our original coordinates, and also P. B. Stetson, A. Kunder, and P. Amigo, for their help in thoroughly revising the list of coordinates, and for reporting on the discovery of V51.

Table 1

Variable stars detected in NGC 2808.

© ESO, 2012

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Table 1

Variable stars detected in NGC 2808.

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