Petersen Diagram Revolution [SSA]

Over the recent years, the Petersen diagram for classical pulsators, Cepheids and RR Lyr stars, populated with a few hundreds of new multiperiodic variables. We review our analyses of the OGLE data, which resulted in the significant extension of the known, and in the discovery of a few new and distinct forms of multiperiodic pulsation. The showcase includes not only radial mode pulsators, but also radial-non-radial pulsators and stars with significant modulation observed on top of the beat pulsation. First theoretical models explaining the new forms of stellar variability are briefly discussed.

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R. Smolec, W. Dziembowski, P. Moskalik, et. al.
Fri, 10 Mar 17

Comments: 5 pages; to be published in the proceedings of the 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation Conference “Wide-field variability surveys: a 21st-century perspective”, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2016