AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 52 Globular Clusters
Poster, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[52.05] Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC~6496

K.A. Guldenschuh, A.C. Layden (Bowling Green State Univ), D.L. Welch (McMaster Univ), T.M.A. Webb (Leiden Obs)

We present time-series VI photometry of the metal-rich globular cluster NGC 6496. Our color-magnitude diagrams show a red-clump horizontal branch morphology consistent with typical metal-rich globular clusters like 47 Tuc. We detected at least six variable stars in the viscinity of NGC 6496. All represent new discoveries, since the cluster had not been properly searched before for stellar variability. We present light curves and cluster membership analysis for these stars. This work was funded by a grant from the NSF.

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