Doradus Stars: Defining a New Class of Pulsating Variables Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper we describe a new class of pulsating stars, the prototype of which is the bright, early, F-type dwarf Doradus. These stars typically have between 1 and 5 periods ranging from 0.4 to 3 days with photometric amplitudes up to 0.1 mag in Johnson V. The mechanism for these observed variations is high-order, low-degree, nonradial, gravity-mode pulsation.

published proceedings

  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kaye, A. B., Handler, G., Krisciunas, K., Poretti, E., & Zerbi, F. M.

citation count

  • 182

complete list of authors

  • Kaye, Anthony B||Handler, Gerald||Krisciunas, Kevin||Poretti, Ennio||Zerbi, Filippo M

publication date

  • July 1999