Letter to the Editor
The MAIA candidate star HD 208727
Institute for Astronomy (IfA), University of Vienna, Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17, 1180 Vienna, Austria
Corresponding author: T. Kallinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 April 2002
HD 208727 is a suspected member of the enigmatic maia variables and shows the largest yet observed amplitude in light variation for any of the potential members. Proven beyond doubt pulsation would pose a serious problem for stellar modelling and opacities, because either opacity source for driving pulsation has to be a different or new identified, yet unkown, pulsation mechanism. We conclude from our investigation that rotation is a more likely explanation for the light variability of HD 208727.
Key words: stars: variables: general / stars: fundamental parameters: radii / stars: individual: HD 208727
© ESO, 2002