EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 47, 2013Hot Planets and Cool Stars
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||WFCAM Transit Survey|
|Published online||25 April 2013|
Periodic variability of spotted M dwarfs in WTS
1 Centre for Astrophysics Research, Science & Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
2 Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Aptdo. Postal 51 y 216, 72000 Puebla, Pue, Mexico
3 UNINOVA-CA3, Campus da Caparica, Quinta da Torre, Monte de Caparica 2825-149, Caparica, Portugal
4 Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
5 Leiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden, PO Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
6 Institut für Astrophysik, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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We present an analysis of the photometric variability of M dwarfs in the WFCAM Transit Survey, selected from spectral types inferred by their WTS and SDSS colours, with periods detected using a Lomb-Scargle Periodogram Analisys. We estimate population membership of these objects from their tangential velocities and photometric parralaxes. Examples of M dwarfs with variable light curve morphologuies are found. We discuss possible causes for this and make use of models of spotted stars in our interpretation of the results.
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