We have searched for Cepheid variables in portions of M 31 which have previously been ignored. We have found 130 new Cepheid variable candidates, with < 3% contamination by other types of variables and a completeness of 53% for . These Cepheids will be used to study the star formation history in M 31.
Observations discussed in this paper were performed
at the Michigan - Dartmouth - MIT (MDM) Observatory. We would like to
thank the MDM TAC for the generous amounts of telescope time devoted
to this project. EAM acknowledges support by the Netherlands
Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) with financial aid from
the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
under contract number 782-376-011. Many thanks to Paul Hodge and Yuri Efremov for comments and suggestions.