Period Variation of BW VUL

Jiang Shi-Yang
1993 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
Due to the large fluctuation of the time of light maxima, in each observational season only very few observations is very dangerous for period variation research. Especially when the observation is not accurate enough such as for the early radial velocity data. Of course parts of the fluctuation are real which are caused by the chaotic behavior of the complicated pulsation. Generally the pulsation is quite periodic but is not like a timer such as the oscillation of the quartz or the rotating of
more » ... or the rotating of the pulsar, all of these as much simple.The period increasing rate of BW Vul from our results is 0.34 micron days per year which makes a evolution time scale about 3 million years. For a star with mass of 10 solar mass, the life age on the main sequence is about 10 million years. So BW Vul should not be very far away from the main sequence.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100014226 fatcat:6xbnqlsbenfkfon67ezqlngi64