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A search for OB associations near southern long-period Cepheids. V. AQ Puppis and V620 Puppis

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dc.creator Turner, David Gerald, 1945-
dc.creator van den Bergh, S.
dc.creator Younger, P. F.
dc.creator Majaess, Daniel J.
dc.creator Pedreros, M. H.
dc.creator Berdnikov, L. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T13:46:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T13:46:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.identifier.issn 0004-6256
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27415
dc.description Publisher's Version/PDF
dc.description.abstract A photometric UBV survey is presented for 610 stars in a region surrounding the Cepheid AQ Puppis and centered southwest of the variable, based upon photoelectric measures for 14 stars and calibrated iris photometry of photographic plates of the field for 596 stars. An analysis of reddening and distance for program stars indicates that the major dust complex in this direction is &sim;1.8 kpc distant, producing differential extinction described by a ratio of total-to-selective extinction of R = A<sub>V</sub> /E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> = 3.10&plusmn;0.20. Zero-age main-sequence fitting for the main group of B-type stars along the line of sight yields a distance of 3.21 &plusmn; 0.19 kpc (V<sub>0</sub> &minus; M<sub>V</sub> = 12.53 &plusmn; 0.13 s.e.). The 29<sup>d</sup>.97 Cepheid AQ Pup, of field reddening E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> = 0.47 &plusmn; 0.07 (E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> (B0) = 0.51 &plusmn; 0.07), appears to be associated with B-type stars lying within 5&prime; of it as well as with a sparse group of stars, designated Turner 14, centered south of it at J2000.0 = 07:58:37, &minus;29:25:00, with a mean reddening of E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> = 0.81 &plusmn; 0.01. AQ Pup has an inferred luminosity as a cluster member of &lang;M<sub>V</sub>&rang; = &minus;5.40 &plusmn; 0.25 and an evolutionary age of 3 &times; 10<sup>7</sup> yr. Its observed rate of period increase of +300.1 &plusmn; 1.2 s yr<sup>&minus;1</sup> is an order of magnitude larger than what is observed for Cepheids of comparable period in the third crossing of the instability strip, and may be indicative of a high rate of mass loss or a putative fifth crossing. Another sparse cluster, designated Turner 13, surrounds the newly recognized 2<sup>d</sup>.59 Cepheid V620 Pup, of space reddening E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> = 0.64 &plusmn; 0.02 (E<sub>B&minus;V</sub> (B0) = 0.68 &plusmn; 0.02), distance 2.88 &plusmn; 0.11 kpc (V<sub>0</sub> &minus; M<sub>V</sub> = 12.30 &plusmn; 0.08 s.e.), evolutionary age 10<sup>8</sup> yr, and an inferred luminosity as a likely cluster member of &lang;M<sub>V</sub>&rang; = &minus;2.74 &plusmn; 0.11. V620 Pup is tentatively identified as a first crosser, pending additional observations. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher IOP Publishing Limited en_CA
dc.relation.uri https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/144/6/187
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dc.subject.lcsh Stars -- Open clusters
dc.subject.lcsh O stars
dc.subject.lcsh B stars
dc.subject.lcsh Cepheids
dc.subject.lcsh Variable stars
dc.title A search for OB associations near southern long-period Cepheids. V. AQ Puppis and V620 Puppis en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Astronomical Journal 144(6), 187. (2012) en_CA


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