3rd BRITE Science Conference

3rd BRITE Science Conference
Conference date: 7–10 August 2017
Conference website: http://brite2017.craq-astro.ca/
Location: Auberge du Lac Taureau, QC, Canada
ISBN: 978-83-950430-1-7
ISSN: 2545-1022
Editors: Gregg A. Wade, Dietrich Baade, Joyce A. Guzik, Radosław Smolec
Volume number: 8
Published: August, 2018

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3rd BRITE Science Conference - Table of Contents

 

11 • Preface, Gregg A. Wade

 

Part 1 - BRITE

15 • Bright BRITE Science Results, Dietrich Baade

21 • Statistical Overview of BRITE Targets Observed So Far, Andrzej Pigulski, the BRITE Team

 

Part 2 - Stellar Winds

33 • Radiation Transport Through Super-Eddington Stellar Winds, Joyce A. Guzik, Chris Fryer, Todd J. Urbatsch, Stanley P. Owocki

37 • Wolf-Rayet Stars with BRITE, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Nicole St-Louis, Danny Carlos-Leblanc, Noel D. Richardson, Herbert Pablo, Tahina Ramiaramanantsoa, the BRITE Team

43 • The Of?p Stars of the Magellanic Clouds: Are They Strongly Magnetic?, Melissa Munoz, Gregg A. Wade, Yaël Nazé, Stefano Bagnulo, Joachim Puls

48 • Hot-Star Winds: CIRs, DACs & BRITE Spots, Stanley P. Owocki

 

Part 3 - Stellar Pulsations

59 • Opacity Effects on Pulsations of A-Type Stars, Joyce A. Guzik, Chris Fryer, Christopher J. Fontes

64 • What Have We Learnt About B-Type Main Sequence Pulsators from the BRITE Data?, Jadwiga Daszyńska-Daszkiewicz, Przemysław Walczak, Alosha Pamyatnykh, Gerald Handler, Andrzej Pigulski, the BRITE Team

69 • BRITEning up the Be Phenomenon, Dietrich Baade, Thomas Rivinius, Andrzej Pigulski, Despina Panoglou, Alex Carciofi, Gerald Handler, Rainer Kuschnig, Christophe Martayan, Andrea Mehner, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Herbert Pablo, Adam Popowicz, Slavek M. Rucinski, Gregg A. Wade, Werner W. Weiss, Konstanze Zwintz

77 • BRITE View of σ Scorpii, a β Cephei-Type Star Studied for over a Century, Andrzej Pigulski, Henryk Cugier, Gerald Handler, Refilwe Kgoadi, the BRITE Team

80 • Mode Identification in Rapidly Rotating Stars from BRITE Data, Daniel R. Reese, Marc-Antoine Dupret, Michel Rieutord

88 • BRITE Observations of Classical Cepheids – an Update, Radosław Smolec, Paweł Moskalik, Nancy R. Evans, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Gregg A. Wade, the BEST

94 • BRITE and Ground-based Photometry and Spectroscopy of the β Cephei Star ε Persei, Elżbieta Zocłońska, the BRITE Team

 

Part 4 - Binary Stars

101 • UW CMa: A Questionable Contact System, Herbert Pablo, Noel D. Richardson, Anthony F. J. Moffat, the BEST, SASER

106 • Instrumental Effects in BRITE Photometry, Andrzej Pigulski, Adam Popowicz, Rainer Kuschnig, the BRITE Team

115 • τ Ori and τ Lib: Two New Massive Heartbeat Binaries, Andrzej Pigulski, Monika K. Kamińska, Krzysztof Kamiński, Ernst Paunzen, Jan Budaj, Theodor Pribulla, Pascal J. Torres, Ivanka Stateva, Ewa Niemczura, Marek Skarka, Filiz Kahraman Aliçavuş, Matej Sekeráš, Mathieu van der Swaelmen, Martin Vaňko, Leonardo Vanzi, Ana Borisova, Krzysztof He lminiak, Fahri Aliçavuş, Wojciech Dimitrov, Jakub Tokarek, Aliz Derekas, Daniela Fernández, Zoltan Garai, Mirela Napetova, Richard Komžı́k, Thibault Merle, Milena Ratajczak, Noel D. Richardson, Eiji Kambe, Nobuharu Ukita, the BRITE Team, Ritter Observing Team

118 • Massive Eclipsing Binaries Observed by BRITE, Milena Ratajczak, Andrzej Pigulski, the BRITE Team

123 • Observing the Massive Binary η Carinae with BRITE, Noel D. Richardson, Herbert Pablo, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Christiaan Sterken, Andrzej Pigulski, Gloria Koenigsberger, Gregg A. Wade, the BRITE Team

128 • β Lyrae as Seen by BRITE in 2016, Slavek Rucinski, Andrzej Pigulski, Adam Popowicz, Rainer Kuschnig, Krešimir Pavlovski, the BRITE Team

134 • New Results of a Variability Study of Bright OB Supergiants with BRITE, Monika Rybicka, Elżbieta Zocłońska, Sanja Tomić, the BEST

 

Part 5 - Magnetic Stars

141 • Deciphering the Surprising Variability of A-Type Stars Revealed by Kepler, James Sikora, Gregg A. Wade, Jason Rowe

146 • Magnetic Stars Observed by BRITE, Matthew Shultz, Gregg A. Wade, Coralie Neiner, Oleg Kochukhov

154 • Evolving Pulsation of the Slowly Rotating Magnetic β Cep Star ξ1 CMa, Sean B. Begy, Gregg A. Wade, Gerald Handler, Andrzej Pigulski, James Sikora, Matthew Shultz, the BRITE Team

 

Part 6 - Exoplanets

161 • The Exoplanet Host Star β Pictoris Seen by BRITE-Constellation, Konstanze Zwintz, the BRITE Team

 

Part 7 - Technical and Supporting Data

167 • The BRITE-Constellation GBOT Database and Other Recent GBOT News, Konstanze Zwintz, Mario Löscher

170 • Testing the Photometric Stability of BRITE-Constellation, Thomas Kallinger, Werner W. Weiss, the BRITE Team

175 • BRITE Cookbook 2.0, Andrzej Pigulski, the BRITE Team

 

Part 8 - Addendum

197 • Rotationally Modulated Photometric Variations in B Supergiants?, Alexandre David-Uraz, Gregg Wade, Anthony Moffat, Stan Owocki, Véronique Petit and the BRITE team