Search for pulsating pre‐main‐sequence stars in NGC 6383

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Impact Factor: 5.11). 01/2005; 357(1):345 - 353. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08655.x
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ABSTRACTA search for pulsating pre-main-sequence (PMS) stars was performed in the young open cluster NGC 6383 using CCD time-series photometry in Johnson B and V filters. With an age of only ∼1.7 Myr all cluster members later than spectral type A0 have not reached the ZAMS yet, hence being ideal candidates for investigating PMS pulsation among A- and F-type stars. In total 286 stars have been analysed using classical Fourier techniques. From about a dozen stars within the boundaries of the classical instability strip, two stars were found to pulsate: NGC 6383 #170, with five frequencies simultaneously, and NGC 6383 #198, with a single frequency. In addition, NGC 6383 #152 is a suspected PMS variable star, but our data remain inconclusive. Linear, non-adiabatic models assuming PMS evolutionary phase and purely radial pulsation were calculated for the two new PMS pulsators. NGC 6383 #170 appears to pulsate radially in third and fifth overtones, while the other three frequencies seem to be of non-radial nature. NGC 6383 #198 pulsates monoperiodically, most probably in the third radial overtone. Magnitudes and B−V colours were available in the literature for only one third of all stars and we used them for calibrating the remaining.

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