Volume 386, Number 1, April IV 2002
|Page(s)||237 - 243|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
Symbiotic stars on Asiago archive plates. II*
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Sede di Asiago, 36012 Asiago (VI), Italy
2 Physics Department, University of Rijeka, Omladinska 14, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Corresponding author: U. Munari, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 January 2002
The Asiago photographic archive has been searched for plates containing the symbiotic stars Hen 2-468, QW Sge, LT Del, V407 Cyg, K 3-9, V335 Vul, FG Ser and Draco C-1. A total of 635 plates imaging the program stars have been found and the brightness estimated using the Henden & Munari (2000) UBV(RI)C photometric sequences. These historical data have allowed for the first time the determination of the orbital periods of Hen 2-468 (774 days) and QW Sge (390.5 days), a significant improvement in the orbital period of LT Del (465.6 days) and for V407 Cyg an evaluation of the Mira's pulsation period and complex lightcurve shape in the red (R and I bands). Some previously unknown outbursts have been discovered too.
Key words: stars: binaries: symbiotic
© ESO, 2002
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