Observations of faint eclipsing cataclysmic variables

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NEW ASTRONOMY, vol.15, no.5, pp.476-482, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.newast.2009.12.006
  • Title of Journal : NEW ASTRONOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.476-482


We present time-resolved photometry of six faint (V > 17 mag) cataclysmic variables (CVs); one of them is V849 Oph and the others are identified from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS J0920+0042, SDSS J1327+6528, SDSS J1227+5139, SDSS J1607.02+3623, SDSS J1457+5148). The optical CCD photometric observations of these objects were performed at the TUBITAK National Observatory (Turkey) between February 2006 and March 2009. We aimed to detect short time scale orbital variability arisen from hot-spot modulation, flickering structures which occur from rapid fluctuations of material transferring from red star to white dwarf and orbital period changes for selected short-period (P < 4 h) CVs at quiescence. Results obtained from eclipse timings and light curves morphology related to white dwarf stars, accretion disks and hot-spots are discussed for each system. Analysis of the short time coverage of data, obtained for SDSSJ1227+5139 indicates a cyclical period change arisen from magnetic activity on the secondary star. Photometric period of SDSS J11607+3623 is derived firstly in this study, while for the other five systems light elements are Corrected using the previous and new photometric observations. The nature of SDSS J1457+5148 is not precisely revealed that its light curve shows any periodicity that could be related to the orbital period. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.