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2015A&A...577A..32O - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 577A, 32-32 (2015/5-1)

On X-ray pulsations in β Cephei-type variables.

OSKINOVA L.M., TODT H., HUENEMOERDER D.P., HUBRIG S., IGNACE R., HAMANN W.-R. and BALONA L.

Abstract (from CDS):

βCep-type variables are early B-type stars that are characterized by oscillations observable in their optical light curves. At least one βCep-variable also shows periodic variability in X-rays. Here we study the X-ray light curves in a sample of βCep-variables to investigate how common X-ray pulsations are for this type of stars. We searched the Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray archives and selected stars that were observed by these telescopes for at least three optical pulsational periods. We retrieved and analyzed the X-ray data for κSco, βCru, and αVir. The X-ray light curves of these objects were studied to test for their variability and periodicity. While there is a weak indication for X-ray variability in βCru, we find no statistically significant evidence of X-ray pulsations in any of our sample stars. This might be due either to the insufficient data quality or to the physical lack of modulations. New, more sensitive observations should settle this question.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: massive - stars: variables: general - X-rays: stars

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