Mining Sky Surveys for Astrophysically Interesting Variable Stars: The Cepheid Period Range

Edward G. Schmidt, Joyce Ann Guzik, Paul A. Bradley
2009 AIP Conference Proceedings  
We have undertaken a project to discover new type I1 Cepheids in two large-area sky surveys. However, most of the candidates from the surveys differ from type I1 Cepheids in their amplitude and period distributions and they form a separate, cooler sequence relative to the Cepheids in a temperature-gravity plot. We refer to these objects as "Cepheid-lke" stars. Many e h b i t unstable pulsation which we illustrate with representative light curves.
doi:10.1063/1.3246581 fatcat:oev3fjrikndpxaq2aarn7s3gma