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## The WOW Signal Star

Transactions of IAA RAS, issue 22, 10–20 (2011)

Keywords: Extraterrestrial civilization, SETI, WOW signal, radio source

### Abstract

The famous WOW signal was received on August 15, 1977 from the sky area near 19 h 29 m 52 s, -26° 59' 8". There is the only nearby star in this area: HIP 95865 = HD 183275 = ADS 12506, double star of KIII+G5V, V=5.6+9.0 mag, component distance 7 arcsec, parallax 0.013 arcsec. This star has not been investigated in detail and never tested for repeating radio signals because the WOW signal telescope had a circle shift giving an error in recognition of the WOW signal sky area. Now we have received all existing data on the star. The yellow dwarf component of the star should be tested for radio signals at 1420 MHz.

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G. Gontcharov . The WOW Signal Star // Transactions of IAA RAS. — 2011. — Issue 22. — P. 10–20. @article{gontcharov2011, abstract = {The famous WOW signal was received on August 15, 1977 from the sky area near 19 h 29 m 52 s, -26° 59' 8". There is the only nearby star in this area: HIP 95865 = HD 183275 = ADS 12506, double star of KIII+G5V, V=5.6+9.0 mag, component distance 7 arcsec, parallax 0.013 arcsec. This star has not been investigated in detail and never tested for repeating radio signals because the WOW signal telescope had a circle shift giving an error in recognition of the WOW signal sky area. Now we have received all existing data on the star. The yellow dwarf component of the star should be tested for radio signals at 1420 MHz.}, author = {G. Gontcharov}, issue = {22}, journal = {Transactions of IAA RAS}, keyword = {Extraterrestrial civilization, SETI, WOW signal, radio source}, pages = {10--20}, title = {The WOW Signal Star}, url = {http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/738/}, year = {2011} } TY - JOUR TI - The WOW Signal Star AU - Gontcharov, G. PY - 2011 T2 - Transactions of IAA RAS IS - 22 SP - 10 AB - The famous WOW signal was received on August 15, 1977 from the sky area near 19 h 29 m 52 s, -26° 59' 8". There is the only nearby star in this area: HIP 95865 = HD 183275 = ADS 12506, double star of KIII+G5V, V=5.6+9.0 mag, component distance 7 arcsec, parallax 0.013 arcsec. This star has not been investigated in detail and never tested for repeating radio signals because the WOW signal telescope had a circle shift giving an error in recognition of the WOW signal sky area. Now we have received all existing data on the star. The yellow dwarf component of the star should be tested for radio signals at 1420 MHz. UR - http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/738/ ER -