AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 54 Pulsating Stars: RR Lyraes, Miras, Cepheids, etc.
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[54.12] Exhaustive Monitoring of Polaris in Night Sky Live CONCAM Data

R. J. Nemiroff, L. Shamir, V. Muzzin, M. Merlo, S. V. Tilvi (Michigan Tech.), Night Sky Live Collaboration

Polaris is automatically monitored every clear night throughout the year by every northern CONtinuous CAMera (CONCAM) in the Night Sky Live global network. For clear nights, the coverage of Polaris is unprecedented, typically returning over 100 observations per station per night for every clear night. Currently, Polaris in under nearly continuous yearly observation by the CONCAM stations on Haleakala, Mauna Kea, Mt. Wilson, Kitt Peak, Canary Islands, and Wise Observatory in Israel. Analyzing the automatically recorded photometry from Polaris is valuable to understanding this unusual and evolving Cepheid. Preliminary analyses of differential CONCAM photometry are presented for Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris) over the time scales from minutes to years.

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