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1999PASP..111...94P - Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 111, 94-97 (1999/January-0)

Long-term changes in Mira stars. I. Period fluctuations in Mira stars.


Abstract (from CDS):

It has been known since the pioneering work of Eddington & Plakidis that the period changes in Mira stars are dominated by the effects of random cycle-to-cycle fluctuations in period, at least in the limited sample of stars that were studied. We have extended their work, using a portion of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) international database of variable star observations: times and magnitudes of maximum and minimum magnitude of 391 bright Mira stars over 75 yr (Kowalsky et al.). The Eddington & Plakidis model fits the data in almost every case, at least over a time interval of several tens of cycles. There is a weak correlation between the fractional period fluctuation, per cycle, and the period (or color) of the star, but not with the amplitude or chemical type (M, S, or C).

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Variables: Miras - Stars: AGB and Post-AGB - Stars: Carbon - Stars: Evolution - Stars: Late-Type - Stars: Oscillations

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