VZ CVn: a close binary system with gamma Doradus-like variations

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IBANOGLU C., Tas G. , Sipahi E. , Evren S.

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, cilt.376, ss.573-579, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 376 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.11288.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.573-579


We present new photometric two-colour observations of the double-lined close binary star VZ CVn. Combining two data sets obtained in 1971-72 and in 2006, the physical parameters of both components were derived. After removing the light variations due to the eclipses and proximity effects, a periodic variation in the more massive component with a dominant period of 1.068 76 d could be detected in the first photometric data set. In accordance with its position on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and both its pulsation period and pulsation constant of 0.62 d, the primary component of VZ CVn should be an excellent gamma Doradus candidate. The less massive secondary component seems to have smaller radius with respect to its mass. Both components appear to have lower luminosities with respect to their masses; hence, their radiative properties seem to be different. The evolutionary status of the components is also discussed