• Volume 11, Issue 3

      September 1990,   pages  265-410

    • 1965 light curves of BV Dra and BW Dra

      Robert H. Hardie Douglas S. Hall

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      DifferentialB-band photometry of BV Dra and BW Dra, obtained in 1965, is presented. Times of primary and secondary minima are derived and combined with published times for a period study. Period variations are found in both binaries and magnetic cycles are proposed as an explanation. The cycle length is 19 years in BV Dra and 8 years in BWDra

    • New times of minimum and a period study for GO Cygni

      Douglas S. Hall Howard Louth

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      Times of minimum derived from photometry obtained in 1963, 1967, 1978, and 1979 are presented. With these and previously published times, the period is studied. A constant period increase (quadratic ephemeris) represents most of the times but there was a period decrease in 1934 and possibly in 1984. A 50-year magnetic cycle is discussed

    • UBV photometry of the Ap variable UZ Psc = HD 10783

      Robert H Hardie Edwin J. Reichmann Edward W. Burke Douglas S. Hall

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      NewUBV photometry, obtained between late 1965 and early 1969, is presented and combined with existing published photometry to derive an improved ephemeris for times of maximum brightness: 2439758.00+4d..1328n.

    • Composite spectra - Paper 4: HD 201270/1

      R. & R. Griffin

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      HD 201270/1 is a composite-spectrum binary whose components have spectral types close to G8 III and A2 V. They are in a circular orbit with a period of only 40 days. Photometric variability of RS CVn character is therefore not unlikely

    • A note on the self-consistency of the EIH equations of motion

      Rajat Roy N. C. Rana

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      The self-consistency of the Einstein Infeld and Hoffman (EIH) equations of motion is critically examined in the limiting case of a threebody problem where two bodies are very close to each other and a third quite far removed from them

    • A digital correlation receiver for the GEETEE radio telescope

      N. Udaya Shankar T. S. Ravi Shankar

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      A 128-channel digital correlation receiver has been built for the GEETEE 1, the low-frequency radio telescope situated at Gauribidanur, South India, (latitude 13°36′12′′ N). The receiver uses a modified doublesideband (DSB) technique. The quadrature samples required for a DSB system are obtained by sampling the digitized intermediate frequency (I.F.) signals by two clocks which are separated in time by one quarter of the period of the I.F. The visibilities required for one-dimensional synthesis are measured using one-bit correlators. A technique to measure amplitude information for the signal using a threshold detector and a one-bit correlator has been developed. The receiver has been successfully used for continuum, spectral-line and pulsar observations. The antenna system of GEETEE and its configuration for one dimensional synthesis are also described in this paper

    • A modified algorithm for CLEANing wide-field maps with extended structures

      K. S. Dwarakanath A. A. Deshpande N. Udaya Shankar

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      A simple but effective modification to the conventional CLEAN algorithm is suggested. This modification ensures both stability and speed when CLEAN is applied to maps containing a mixture of point sources and extended structures. The method has been successfully applied to the recently-completed sky survey at 34.5 MHz (Dwarakanath & Udaya Shankar 1990). This survey was made using the Gauribidanur T array (GEETEE)1 in 1-D aperture synthesis mode. Since in this case the ‘dirty beam’ (point spread function) cannot be directly computed, a method to obtain this is discussed in detail. The results of this deconvolution procedure have been encouraging in terms of reduced computing time and improved dynamic range in our maps. This algorithm should find wider application in deconvolving maps which have both extended structures and point sources

    • A synthesis map of the sky at 34.5 MHz

      K. S. Dwarakanath N. Udaya Shankar

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      This paper describes a wide-field survey made at 34.5 MHz using GEETEE,1 the low frequency telescope at Gauribidanur (latitude 13°36′12′′N). This telescope was used in the transit mode and by per forming 1-D synthesis along the north-south direction the entire observable sky was mapped in a single day. This minimized the problems that hinder wide-field low-frequency mapping. This survey covers the declination range of-50° to + 70° (- 33° to +61° without aliasing) and the complete 24 hours of right ascension. The synthesized beam has a resolution of 26′ x 42′ sec (δ- 14°. 1). The sensitivity of the survey is 5 Jy/beam (1σ). Special care has been taken to ensure that the antenna responds to all angular scale structures and is suitable for studies of both point sources and extended objects

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    • Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on January 27, 2016

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