Boyajian’s Star B: The Co-moving Companion to KIC 8462852 A

@article{Pearce2021BoyajiansSB,
  title={Boyajian’s Star B: The Co-moving Companion to KIC 8462852 A},
  author={Logan A. Pearce and Adam L. Kraus and Trent J. Dupuy and Andrew W. Mann and Daniel Huber},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={909}
}
The light curve of KIC 8462852, aka Boyajian’s Star, undergoes deep dips the origin of which remains unclear. A faint star ≈2″ to the east was discovered in Keck/NIRC2 imaging in Boyajian et al., but its status as a binary, and possible contribution to the observed variability, was unclear. Here, we use three epochs of Keck/NIRC2 imaging, spanning 5 yr, in JHK near-infrared bands to obtain 1 mas precision astrometry. We show that the two objects exhibit common proper motion, measure a relative… 

A Search for Analogs of KIC 8462852 (Boyajian’s Star): A Second List of Candidates

  • E. Schmidt
  • Physics, Geology
    The Astronomical Journal
  • 2021
In data from the Kepler mission, the normal F3V star KIC 8462852 (Boyajian’s star) was observed to exhibit infrequent dips in brightness that have not been satisfactorily explained. A previous paper

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