Journal Article

RR Lyrae variables in the globular cluster M3 (NGC 5272) — I. <i>BVI</i> CCD photometry

E. Carretta, C. Cacciari, F. R. Ferraro, F. Fusi Pecci and G. Tessicini

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 298, issue 4, pages 1005-1020
Published in print August 1998 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online August 1998 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-8711.1998.01698.x
RR Lyrae variables in the globular cluster M3 (NGC 5272) — I. BVI CCD photometry

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Abstract

New BVI CCD photometry is presented for 60 RR Lyrae variables in the globular cluster M3. Light curves have been constructed and ephemerides have been (re)-derived for all of them. Four stars (i.e. V29, V136, V155 and V209), although recognized as variables, had no previous period determinations. Also, the period derived for V129 is significantly different from the one published by Sawyer-Hogg. Light curve parameters, i.e. mean magnitudes, amplitudes and rise times, have been derived.

The discussion of these results in the framework of the stellar evolution and pulsation theories will be presented in a forthcoming paper.

Keywords: techniques: photometric; stars: Population II; stars: variables: other; globular clusters: general; globular clusters: individual: M3

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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