Abstract by Jared Davidson

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Jared Davidson

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Eric Hintz

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Physics and Astronomy

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Eric Hintz


Photometric analysis of the δ Scuti variable star GW Draconis


The δ Scuti variable GW Draconis has previously only been studied a few times. However, its high declination and short period make it a valuable target for variable star research, allowing for observations over a larger portion of the year that can capture multiple periods. We used photometric observations from previous years, starting in 2000, up to 2019. We reprocessed this old data to corroborate findings from previous papers. From 32 nights of photometric data, we determined GW Dra to have a period of 0.1261858936 days. With the acquisition of additional data we will report on further findings.