Variable Star Discoveries
Flarestar Observatory has carried out a ground based photometric survey specifically designed to discover variable stars that where yet unknown to the astronomical community.
The survey was initiated on December 6, 2015. During the first night of the survey, two new variable stars were discovered. Data acquired on subsequent nights divulged the nature of the variability of these stars.
Analysis suggest that the variability of these two stars was caused by the presence of a companion star that blocked the light from the primary star called an eclipse, as the stars revolved around their centre of gravity.
This initial success prompts well for similar survey projects that are intended for the future.
Discovered from Flarestar Observatory on December 6th, 2015 during the first survey intended to seek out possible undiscovered variable stars. Data shows that this Algol-type variable star is a binary star system of Algol class.
Discovered from Flarestar Observatory on July 27, 2016 during a search in a field of an asteroid that was being studied at the time. Data shows that this variable star is a binary star system of W UMa class.
Second Discovery by Flarestar Observatory of a variable star within the same field of UCAC4 735-019611. Also first imaged on December 6th., however period is half as much as that of the first discovery.
Discovered from Flarestar Observatory on October 30, 2016 following a search in a field of an asteroid that was being followedat the time. Data shows that this variable star is a binary star system of EW/RS CVn class