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CCD photometry of V2275 Cygni (N Cyg 2001 No.2) in 2002-2003

2004-07-16
Balman, Şölen
Yilmaz, A
Retter, A
Saygac, T
Esenoglu, H
We present the CCD photometry, light curve and time series analysis of the classical nova V2275 Cyg. The source is observed for 14 nights in total using standard R filters in 2002 and 2003 with the 1.5m Russian-Turkish joint telescope (RTT150) at the TUBITAK National Observatory (TUG) in Antalya Turkey. We report the detection of two periodicities in the light curve of the nova : a) P-1=0.31449(15) d, b) P-2=0.017079(17) d. We propose that the first period is the orbital period of the system as a result of the aspect changes of the secondary irradiated by the hot WD. The second period could be a QPO originating from the oscillation of the ionization front below the inner Lagrange point as predicted by King (1989) or could be a QPO/beat period related to the magnetic nature of the WD.