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Two New Cool Variables in the Field of NGC 659


Steven P. Souza

Department of Astronomy, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 01267

Received December 11, 2012; revised December 20, 2012; accepted December 20, 2012


From data taken in the course of a program to monitor variations in Ha emission by hot, massive stars, we report the incidental finding that the very red stars USNO-B1.0 1508-0065037 and USNO-B1.01507-0066512 are irregular variables with brightness ranges to date of 0.2 and 0.8 magnitude, respectively.

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