Red giant pulsations from the suspected symbiotic star StHA 169 detected in Kepler data

  title={Red giant pulsations from the suspected symbiotic star StHA 169 detected in Kepler data},
  author={Gavin Ramsay and Pasi J. Hakala and Steve B. Howell},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present Kepler and Swift observations of StHa 169 which is currently classified as a symbiotic binary. The Kepler light curve shows quasi periodic behaviour with a mean period of 34 d and an amplitude of a few percent. Using Swift data we find a relatively strong UV source at the position of StHa 169 but no X-ray counterpart. Using a simple two component blackbody fit to model the combined Swift and 2MASS spectral energy distribution and an assessment of the previously published optical… 
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