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The University of New South Wales extrasolar planet search: A catalogue of variable stars from fields observed between 2004 and 2007

JL Christiansen, A Derekas, LL Kiss, MCB Ashley, SJ Curran, DW Hamacher, MG Hidas, MR Thompson, JK Webb, TB Young

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Published : 2008

Abstract

We present a new catalogue of variable stars compiled from the data taken for the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search. From 2004 October to 2007 May, 25 target fields were each observed for one to four months, resulting in ∼87 000 high-precision light curves with 1600-4400 data points. We have extracted a total of 850 variable light curves, 659 of which do not have a counterpart in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, the New Suspected Variables catalogue or the All Sky Automated Survey southern variable star catalogue. The catalogue is detailed here, and includes 142 Algol-type eclipsing binaries, 23 β Lyrae-type eclipsing binaries, 218 contact eclipsing binaries, 53 ..

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