A Search for Analogs of KIC 8462852 (Boyajian’s Star): A Proof of Concept and the First Candidates

@article{Schmidt2019ASF,
  title={A Search for Analogs of KIC 8462852 (Boyajian’s Star): A Proof of Concept and the First Candidates},
  author={Edward G. Schmidt},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2019},
  volume={880}
}
  • E. Schmidt
  • Published 18 July 2019
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The seemingly normal F dwarf, KIC 8462852 (a.k.a. Boyajian’s Star), has been observed to exhibit two types of behavior unique among known variable stars: infrequent episodes of small brightness dips and a long-term decline in brightness between the dips. No satisfactory mechanism has been found for this behavior, at least in part, because there is only one known example. To begin to rectify this, we have searched for other stars exhibiting similar dipping behavior using the Northern Sky… 

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  • Physics, Geology
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