• HD 147010: The Ap star in the reflection nebula vdB 102 in upper Scorpius region

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      peculiar stars; spectrum variables

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      HD 147010, which is in the reflection nebula vd B 102, has been found to be a hot Ap silicon star rather than a normal A supergiant. From theUBV and JHK photometry of the star, colour excessE(B - V) of 0.29 and the ratio of total-to-selective absorptionR of 4.3 have been obtained. The high value ofR implies bigger grain size and also confirms the association of the star with the nebula. The dereddened colours of the star can be fitted to a theoretical energy distribution with Teff = 13000 ± 500 K and logg = 3.6 ± 0.2. HD 147010 has also been found to be a spectrum variable; in particular, lines of Cr II show large intensity variations.

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      N. Kameswara Rao1 R. Rajamohan1

      1. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore - 560034
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