Vetting The MOTESS-GNAT 1 Catalog (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 2 (2020)

John E. Hoot
SSC Observatories, 1303 S. Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672;


(Abstract only) This paper presents a summary of the results of a five years study by SSC Observatories [SSCO] of short period variable star candidates in the MOTESS-GNAT 1 Catalog. It presents confirmation, light curves, and classification of 73 previously unconfirmed variable stars. Additionally, it merges SSCO’s confirmations with other observers’ confirmations to develop statistics on the predictive quality of MG1. It also presents a revised version of the catalog that includes updated periods, confirmation, and classification information from SSCO and other published sources designated as the Vetted-MOTESS-GNAT Candidate Variables Catalog [VMGC 2020].