New Observations of the Am Star BP Octantis


Terry T. Moon
Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

John L. Innis
Brightwater Observatory, 280 Brightwater Road, Howden, Tasmania 7054, Australia

Received January 21, 2014; revised February 19, 2014; accepted February 19, 2014


New observations are presented and analyzed for the Am star BP Oct. While a previously reported period of ~ 3 days cannot be unequivocally confirmed or dismissed, evidence is mounting that BP Oct is a binary and thus typical of Am stars. As light variations reported for BP Oct are no more than 0.03 magnitude, attempts to confirm or dismiss such variations remain challenging.