HR7355-another rapidly braking He-strong CP star?

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Show simple item record Mikulášek, Zdeněk Krtička, Jiří Henry, Gregory W. de Villiers, Stefanus Nicholas Paunzen, Ernst Zejda, Miloslav 2010-04-12T06:52:35Z 2010-04-12T06:52:35Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Astronomy & astrophysics. 2010, vol. 511, art. no. L7. en
dc.identifier.issn 0004-6361
dc.identifier.issn 1432-0746
dc.description.abstract Context. Strong meridional mixing induced by rapid rotation is one reason why all hot main-sequence stars are not chemically peculiar. However, the finding that the He-strong CP star HR 7355 is a rapid rotator complicates this concept. Aims. Our goal is to explain the observed behaviour of HR 7355 based on period analysis of all available photometry. Methods. Over two years, we acquired 114 new BV observations of HR 7355 at observatories in Arizona, U.S.A and Cape Town, South Africa. We performed period analyses of the new observations along with new analyses of 732 archival measurements from the Hipparcos and ASAS projects. Results. We find that the light curves of HR 7355 in various filters are quite similar, with amplitudes 0.035(4), 0.036(4), and 0.038(3) mag in B, Hp, and V, respectively. The light curves are double-peaked, with unevenly deep minima. We substantially refine the rotational period to be P = 05214410(4), indicating that HR 7355 is the most rapidly rotating CP star known. Our period analyses reveal a possible lengthening of the rotational period with = 2.4(8)10-6  yr-1. Conclusions. We conclude that the shape and amplitude of HR 7355 light curves are typical of magnetic He-strong CP stars, for which light variations are the result of photospheric spots on the surface of a rotating star. We hypothesise that the light variations are caused mainly by an uneven distribution of overabundant helium on the star's surface. We briefly describe and discuss the cause of the rapid rotational braking of the star. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher EDP Sciences en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Astronomy & astrophysics en
dc.relation.uri en
dc.subject stars: chemically peculiar en
dc.subject stars: variables: general en
dc.subject stars: individual: HR 7355 en
dc.subject stars: rotation en
dc.title HR7355-another rapidly braking He-strong CP star? en
dc.type article en
dc.identifier.location Není ve fondu ÚK en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1051/0004-6361/200913832
dc.identifier.wos 000275752400097

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