Long-period High-amplitude Red Variables in the KELT Survey

  title={Long-period High-amplitude Red Variables in the KELT Survey},
  author={Richard A. Arnold and M. Virginia McSwain and Joshua A. Pepper and Patricia A. Whitelock and Nina Hernitschek and David J. James and Rudolf B. Kuhn and Michael B. Lund and Joseph E. Rodriguez and Robert J. Siverd and Keivan G. Stassun},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
We present a sample of 4132 Mira-like variables (red variables with long periods and high amplitudes) in the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) survey. Of these, 376 are new Mira-like detections. We used Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) colors to identify candidate asymptotic giant branch stars. We searched for photometric variability among the candidate asymptotic giant branch stars and identified stars that show periodic variability. We selected variables with high amplitudes and… 

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