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3. Period

A total of 48 times of minimum are collected in Table 5. We assigned different weights: 1, 2, and 10, for visual, photographic and photoeletric observations, respectively. A weight of 5 is given to the time of minimum derived from somewhat incomplete observations.

By the least squares method we obtain the following new linear ephemeris:


From the photoelectric times of minimum a linear ephemeris is derived as follows:

The O-C values of the times of minimum are calculated from Eq. (1) and plotted in Fig. 1 (click here). It was found that the period of HL Aur appears to be constant over the past 65 years even though the visual and photographic observations display large scatter in the tex2html_wrap_inline1065 diagram.

Figure 1: The tex2html_wrap_inline1067 diagram of the minimum times of HL Aur, the dots represent visual or photographic observations and the small circles represent photoelectric observations

Table 4: The light curve characteristics of HL Aur

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