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New Sequences for Two Cepheid Variables

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Howard J. Landis

East Point, Georgia

 

Charles E. Scovil

Stamford, Connecticut

 

Abstract

 

In order to encourage observers to assist in the Classical Cepheid Program (Cragg, 1972) we have started to develop new magnitude sequences for those stars requiring them. 203935 X Cyg, and 021959 SZ Cas are the first to be completed. For X Cyg the sequence stars are bright enough to have been measured with a photoelectric photometer attached to an 8" reflector. The new magnitudes have been incorporated into an existing 'a' chart and a new 'b' chart drawn by C. B. Ford. X Cyg is a binocular object throughout its range of about 5.8 to 7th magnitude, and is conveniently located near Epsilon Cygni. This star should be frequently observed.

 

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