Photometry and spectroscopy of the new sdBV CS 1246

J. B. Haislip, B. N. Barlow, A. P. LaCluyze, D. E. Reichart, B. H. Dunlap, M. C. Nysewander, K. M. Ivarsen, J. C. Clemens, A. E. Lynas-Gray
We report the discovery of a large-amplitude oscillation in the hot subdwarf B star CS 1246 and present multi-colour photometry and time-resolved spectroscopy supporting this discovery. We used the 0.41-m PROMPT array to acquire data in the u', g', r', and i' filters simultaneously over 3 consecutive nights in 2009 April. These data reveal a single oscillation mode with a period of 371.707 +/- 0.002 s and an amplitude dependent upon wavelength, with a value of 34.5 +/- 1.6 mma in the u' filter.
more » ... We detected no additional frequencies in any of the light curves. Subsequently, we used the 4.1-m SOAR telescope to acquire a time-series of 248 low-resolution spectra spanning 6 hrs to look for line profile variations. Models fits to the spectra give mean atmospheric values of Teff = 28450 +/- 700 K and log g = 5.46 +/- 0.11 undergoing variations with semi-amplitudes of 507 +/- 55 K and 0.034 +/- 0.009 dex, respectively. We also detect a radial velocity oscillation with an amplitude of 8.8 +/- 1.1 km/s. The relationship between the angular and physical radii variations shows the oscillation is consistent with a radial mode. Under the assumption of a radial pulsation, we compute the stellar distance, radius, and mass as d = 460 +/- 140 pc, R = 0.19 +/- 0.08 Rsun, and M = 0.39 +/- 0.22 Msun, respectively, using the Baade-Wesselink method.
doi:10.17615/7wvd-bp97 fatcat:jvuz3imtzza4fklok6uuwojcpa