Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 227, 6-6 (2016/November-0)
Determination of pulsation periods and other parameters of 2875 stars classified as Mira in the All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS).
VOGT N., CONTRERAS-QUIJADA A., FUENTES-MORALES I., VOGT-GEISSE S., ARCOS C., ABARCA C., AGURTO-GANGAS C., CAVIEDES M., DASILVA H., FLORES J., GOTTA V., PENALOZA F., ROJAS K. and VILLASENOR J.I.
Abstract (from CDS):
We have developed an interactive PYTHON code and derived crucial ephemeris data of 99.4% of all stars classified as "Mira" in the ASAS database, referring to pulsation periods, mean maximum magnitudes, and whenever possible, the amplitudes among others. We present a statistical comparison between our results and those given by the International Variable Star Index (VSX) of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, as well as those determined with the machine learning automatic procedure of Richards et al. Our periods are in good agreement with those of the VSX in more than 95% of the stars. However, when comparing our periods with those of Richards et al., the coincidence rate is only 76% and most of the remaining cases refer to aliases. We conclude that automatic codes still require more refinements in order to provide reliable period values. Period distributions of the target stars show three local maxima around 215, 275, and 330 days, apparently of universal validity; their relative strength seems to depend on galactic longitude. Our visual amplitude distribution turns out to be bimodal, however, 1/3 of the targets have rather small amplitudes (A < 2.5m) and could refer to semiregular variables (SR). We estimate that about 20% of our targets belong to the SR class. We also provide a list of 63 candidates for period variations and a sample of 35 multiperiodic stars that seem to confirm the universal validity of typical sequences in the double period and in the Petersen diagrams.
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methods: data analysis - stars: late-type - stars: variable: general - stars: variable: general
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