Korea Astronomy Observatory and Space Science Institute

Daejeon, South Korea

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Daejeon, South Korea
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Andronov I.L.,Odessa I I Mechnikov National University | Kim Y.,Chungbuk National University | Kim Y.,University of California at Irvine | Yoon J.-N.,Chungbuk National University | And 5 more authors.
Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society | Year: 2011

We present results of two-color VR photometry of the intermediate polar RXS J1803. The data were aquired using the Korean 1-m telescope located at Mt. Lemmon, USA. Different "high" and "low" luminosity states, similar to other intermediate polars, were discovered. No statistically significant variability of the color index with varying luminosity was detected. The orbital variability was found to be not statistically significant. Spin maxima timings were determined, as well as the photometric ephemeris for the time interval of our observations. The spin period variations, caused by interaction of the accretion structure with the rotating magnetic white dwarf, were also detected. These variations are of complicated character, and their study requires further observations. We determine the color transformation coefficients for our photometric systems, and improve on the secondary photometric standards. © 2011 The Korean Astronomical Society.

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