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See detailLong term photometric monitoring with the Mercator telescope. Frequencies and mode identification of variable O-B stars
De Cat, P.; Briquet, Maryline ULg; Aerts, C. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2007), 463

Aims. We selected a large sample of O-B stars that were considered as (candidate) slowly pulsating B, beta Cep, and Maia stars after the analysis of their hipparcos data. We analysed our new seven ... [more ▼]

Aims. We selected a large sample of O-B stars that were considered as (candidate) slowly pulsating B, beta Cep, and Maia stars after the analysis of their hipparcos data. We analysed our new seven passband geneva data collected for these stars during the first three years of scientific operations of the mercator telescope. We performed a frequency analysis for 28 targets with more than 50 high-quality measurements to improve their variability classification. For the pulsating stars, we tried both to identify the modes and to search for rotationally split modes. Methods: We searched for frequencies in all the geneva passbands and colours by using two independent frequency analysis methods and we applied a 3.6 S/N-level criterion to locate the significant peaks in the periodograms. The modes were identified by applying the method of photometric amplitudes for which we calculated a large, homogeneous grid of equilibrium models to perform a pulsational stability analysis. When both the radius and the projected rotational velocity of an object are known, we determined a lower limit for the rotation frequency to estimate the expected frequency spacings in rotationally split pulsation modes. Results: We detected 61 frequencies, among which 33 are new. We classified 21 objects as pulsating variables (7 new confirmed pulsating stars, including 2 hybrid beta Cep/SPB stars), 6 as non-pulsating variables (binaries or spotted stars), and 1 as photometrically constant. All the Maia candidates were reclassified into other variability classes. We performed mode identification for the pulsating variables for the first time. The most probable l value is 0, 1, 2, and 4 for 1, 31, 9, and 5 modes, respectively, including only 4 unambiguous identifications. For 7 stars we cannot rule out that some of the observed frequencies belong to the same rotationally split mode. For 4 targets we may begin to resolve close frequency multiplets. Based on observations collected with the p7 photometer attached to the Flemish 1.2-m mercator telescope situated at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory on La Palma (Spain). Section [see full textsee full text], including Figs. is only available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org, and Tables 2 and 3 are only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/463/243 [less ▲]

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See detailThe Seismology Programme of CoRoT
Michel, Eric; Baglin, A.; Auvergne, M. et al

in Proceedings of "The CoRoT Mission Pre-Launch Status - Stellar Seismology and Planet Finding (2006, November 01)

We introduce the main lines and specificities of the CoRoT Seismology Core Programme. The development and consolidation of this programme has been made in the framework of the CoRoT Seismology Working ... [more ▼]

We introduce the main lines and specificities of the CoRoT Seismology Core Programme. The development and consolidation of this programme has been made in the framework of the CoRoT Seismology Working Group. With a few illustrative examples, we show how CoRoT data will help to address various problems associated with present open questions of stellar structure and evolution. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismology of the β Cephei star ν Eridani: massive exploration of standard and non-standard stellar models to fit the oscillation data
Ausseloos, M.; Scuflaire, Richard ULg; Thoul, Anne ULg et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2004), 355

We present the results of a detailed seismic modelling of the β Cephei star ν Eridani with the Liège evolution and pulsation codes. We selected four clearly detected, well-identified and independent ... [more ▼]

We present the results of a detailed seismic modelling of the β Cephei star ν Eridani with the Liège evolution and pulsation codes. We selected four clearly detected, well-identified and independent pulsation modes from the frequency spectrum obtained from a recent five-month multisite, multitechnique campaign, while previous modelling work only took into account three frequencies. We show by means of a massive exploration of the parameter space that no standard stellar model both matches and excites these four observed modes, in contrast to the conclusion reached when considering only three frequencies. Therefore, we have considered stellar models with different metal mixtures and different initial hydrogen abundance values. We show that an increase in the relative number fraction of iron throughout the whole star or a large decrease in the initial hydrogen abundance make the stellar models matching the four selected modes satisfy all observational constraints and we provide the general properties of the best such physical models. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismology of the Beta Cephei star HD 129929. Effects of a change in the metal mixture
Thoul, Anne ULg; Scuflaire, Richard ULg; Ausseloos, M. et al

in Communications in Asteroseismology (2004), 144

We show that the constraints on the mass and on the rotation law in the envelope of the Beta Cephei star HD129929 are robust against a change in the metal mixture. The constraints on the metallicity and ... [more ▼]

We show that the constraints on the mass and on the rotation law in the envelope of the Beta Cephei star HD129929 are robust against a change in the metal mixture. The constraints on the metallicity and on the overshooting parameter, however, are dependent on the assumed metal mixture. [less ▲]

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See detailA Hare and Hound in a BAG: Asteroseismology of Beta Cephei stars
Thoul, Anne ULg; Ausseloos, M.; Barban, C. et al

in Communications in Asteroseismology (2003), 143

Several members of the COROT Seismology Working Group (SWG) have performed several ``hare-and-hound'' exercises to prepare the data exploitation of the mission in the past few years. These exercises ... [more ▼]

Several members of the COROT Seismology Working Group (SWG) have performed several ``hare-and-hound'' exercises to prepare the data exploitation of the mission in the past few years. These exercises consist in reproducing a theoretical model on the basis of a light curve obtained from a frequency spectrum computed from an ``unknown'' theoretical model of a solar-like or a Delta Scuti star. Members of the BAG (Belgian Asteroseismology Group) have now shown that such an exercise in the mass range of Beta Cephei stars is extremely convincing, making these stars excellent targets for asteroseismology space missions. [less ▲]

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