Resolving the pulsations of the subdwarf B star KPD 2109 + 4401

A. Y. Zhou, M. D. Reed, S. Harms, D. M. Terndrup, D. An, S. Zola, K. D. Gazeas, P. G. Niarchos, W. Ogloza, A. Baran, G. W. Wolf

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ABSTRACT We present the results of extensive time-series photometry of the pulsating subdwarf B star KPD 2109 + 4401. Our data set consists of 29 data runs with a total length of 182.6 h over 31 d, collected at five observatories in 2004. These data comprised high signal-to-noise ratio observations acquired with larger telescopes and wider time-coverage observations obtained with smaller telescopes. They are sufficient to resolve the pulsation structure to 0.4 μHz and are the most extensive data set for this star to date. With these data, we identify eight pulsation frequencies extending from 4701 to 5481 μHz, corresponding to periods of 182-213 s. The pulsation frequencies and their amplitudes are examined over several time-scales with some frequencies showing amplitude variability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Stars: individual: KPD 2109 + 4401
  • Stars: oscillations
  • Stars: variables: other
  • Subdwarfs


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