Three new pulsating sdB stars discovered with SuperWASP

Holdsworth, Daniel Luke orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2002-896X, Ostensen, Roy H, Smalley, Barry and Telting, John H (2017) Three new pulsating sdB stars discovered with SuperWASP. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466 (4). pp. 5020-5032. ISSN 0035-8711

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We present an analysis of three new pulsating subdwarf B stars discovered in the Super Wide Angle Search for Planets archive. Two of the stars, J1938+5609 and J0902−0720, are p- mode pulsators; J1938+5609 shows a pulsation at 231.62 d−1 (P = 373 s; 2681 µHz) with an amplitude of 4 mmag, whereas J0902−0720 pulsates at frequencies 636.74 (P = 136 s;
7370 µHz) and 615.34 d−1 (P = 140 s; 7122 µHz), with amplitudes 7.27 and 1.53 mmag, respectively. The third star, J2344−3427, is a hybrid pulsator with a p-mode frequency at 223.16 d−1 (P = 387 s; 2583 µHz) and a corresponding amplitude of 1.5 mmag, and g modes in the frequency range 8.68–28.56 d−1 (P = 3025–9954 s; 100–331 µHz) and amplitudes between 0.76 and 1.17 mmag. Spectroscopic results place J1938+5609 and J2344−3427 among the long-period or hybrid pulsators, suggesting there may be further modes in these stars below our detection limits, with J0902−0720 placed firmly amongst the p-mode pulsators.

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