Ground-Based BVRI Time-Series Follow-Up Observations for the RR Lyrae stars in Kepler Field

Young Beom Jeon, Chow Choong Ngeow, James M. Nemec

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Time series observations for the 41 RR Lyrae stars in Kepler's fields were carried out in 2010 to 2013 using a number of meter class (or smaller) telescopes. These telescopes include the 1-m and 41-cm telescopes of Lulin Observatory (LOT and SLT respectively, Taiwan), the 81-cm telescope of Tenagra-II Observatory (TNG, Arizona, USA), the 1-m telescope at the Mt. Lemmon Optical Astronomy Observatory (LOAO, Arizona, USA), the 1.8-m and 15-cm telescopes at the Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory (BOAO, Korea), and the 61-cm telescope at the Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory (SOAO, Korea). All of these telescopes were equipped with commercial available CCD imagers, and the observations were done in standard BVRI filters. Photometric calibration of the RR Lyrae light curves was done with standard stars listed in Landolt standard stars [1]. Observations of selected Landolt standard stars (centered on SA 107-456 & SA 110-232) in Johnson-Kron-Cousins BVRI filters, spanning three distinct airmasses, were done with the 81-cm Tenagra II telescope on 25 June 2011. Raw imaging data were reduced with IRAF in the same manner as in the case of the RR Lyrae, and astrometric calibrated with [2]. We calibrated BVRI magnitudes for 40 RR Lyrae stars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06034
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 23 Sep 2015
EventCoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 Joint Meeting on Space Photometry Revolution - Toulouse, France
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


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