AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

The Photometric Period of V606 Vulpeculae (Nova Vul 2021)

Volume 49 number 2 (2021)

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Richard E. Schmidt
Burleith Observatory, 1810 35th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; schmidt.rich@gmail.com

Abstract

A photometric study of the galactic nova V606 Vulpeculae (Nova Vul 2021, TCP J20210770+2914093) was undertaken at the Burleith Observatory in Washington, DC. A total of 3,511 CCD observations were obtained over a time span of 57.1 days, yielding an observed period 0.133697 d ± 0.000064 d, of amplitude 0.012 magnitude Ic. The epoch (HJD) of minimum light was 2459432.6287 (0.0004). A new δ Scuti (DSCT) variable, GSC 02167-00712, of period 62.526 minutes, was discovered in the field of the nova.