AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 76. Geometrically Variable Stars
Display, Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[76.05] Variations in the spectrum of 29 UW Canis Majoris

R. L. Riddle, W. G. Bagnuolo (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University)

Studies of the massive O-binary 29 UW CMa are presented, which show a variation in the spectrum of the secondary at different phases of the orbit. The variations of the secondary spectrum are much weaker during the receding phases than the approaching ones, a demonstration of the "Struve-Sahade Effect." Previously, we examined IUE ultraviolet spectra, which suggested that the differences in phase are caused by a wind obscuration effect instead of a heating enhancement. In addition, a feature in the cross correlation function (CCF) at 0.2 phase appeared to be caused by a directed wind passing close to the secondary, evidenced by a blue shift in the spectrum. We have used the Geogia State University Multiple Telescope Telescope (MTT) to gather observations in a number of visual bands and present the results of the test of this hypothesis.

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