Although KX And (HD 218393, MWC 397) has been observed since the beginning of our century, we have no reliable model of this peculiar emission-line object. Published papers (e.g. Plavec et al. 1982; Kriz and Harmanec 1975 and references therein) indicate that it is a B+K W Ser-type binary with a period of 38.9 days. This paper presents a summary of intensive observations carried out during the last fifteen years.
The observational material used consists of 65 coude spectra obtained with the Ondrejov 2-m telescope, UBV photometry obtained at Hvar Observatory and 28 archival IUE images. The radial-velocity and photometric data are combined with those found in the literature. A PDM period search over the interval 1 to 1000 days unambiguously indicates the 38.9-day period both in RV and photometric data.