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Magnetic field variations with pulsational phase in the classical Cepheid star Aquilae
Received 23 March 2000 / Accepted 18 May 2000
The presence of the magnetic field on the classical Cepheid Aquilae is established. The magnetic field shows periodic variations with a reversal of its polarity due to stellar pulsations ( G). Two closed values of lie out of the magnetic curve at phases and . It was suggested that these recoiled points show that the abrupt change of the magnetic field occurred at the phase of propagation of the shock wave within the stellar atmosphere.
Key words: shock waves stars: individual: j Aquilae stars: magnetic fields stars: oscillations stars: variables: Cepheids
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Online publication: August 17, 2000