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The Light Curves of Classical Symbiotic Stars

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Augustin Skopal
Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, Astronomisches Institut der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sternwartstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Germany

Present address: Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 059 60 Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia

Results of both photoelectric and visual long-term monitoring of selected classical symbiotic stars (CSS) are presented. We suggest a classification in which the complex behavior in their light curves can be basically divided into two groups: (i) periodic and (ii) non-periodic variations. The possible nature of the observed variations is briefly discussed. Comparison of the visual magnitude estimates to the photoelectric data is provided for individual cases.

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