Searching for Planetary Eclipses in Open Clusters: NGC 7086
Authors: Robb, Russell; Vincent, John; Rosvick, Joanne
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 304, Numbers 1-4, August 2006 , pp. 215-217(3)
Abstract:In an attempt to discover planetary eclipses, we observed the open cluster NGC 7086. On one night we observed the cluster and standard stars through the B and V filters, enabling us to make a colour-magnitude diagram. Plots of the differential magnitudes were inspected for variability, but no planetary eclipses were found. New variable stars were discovered and their light curves show some of them to be eclipsing binary stars. The location on the colour-magnitude diagram of some of the variable stars is consistent with cluster membership.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-08-01