Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1308.0644 (Christina Hedges et al.)

Oscillations and Surface Rotation of Red Giant Stars    [PDF]

Christina Hedges, Savita Mathur, Michael J. Thompson, Keith B. MacGregor
More than 15000 red giants observed by Kepler for a duration of almost one year became public at the beginning of this year. We analysed a subsample of 416 stars to determine the global properties of acoustic modes (mean large separation and frequency of maximum power). Using the effective temperature from the Kepler Input Catalog, we derived a first estimation of the masses and radii of these stars. Finally, we applied wavelets to look for signature of surface rotation, which relies on the presence of spots or other surface features crossing the stellar visible disk.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0644

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