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See detailTowards Precise Asteroseismology of Solar-Like Stars
Grigahcène, A.; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Sousa, S. G. et al

in Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings series (2013), 31

Adiabatic modeling of solar-like oscillations cannot exceed a certain level of precision for fitting individual frequencies. This is known as the problem of near-surface effects on the mode physics. We ... [more ▼]

Adiabatic modeling of solar-like oscillations cannot exceed a certain level of precision for fitting individual frequencies. This is known as the problem of near-surface effects on the mode physics. We present a theoretical study which addresses the problem of frequency precision in non-adiabatic models using a time-dependent convection treatment. We find that the number of acceptable model solutions is significantly reduced and more precise constraints can be imposed on the models. Results obtained for a specific star (β Hydri) lead to very good agreement with both global and local seismic observables. This indicates that the accuracy of model fitting to seismic data is greatly improved when a more complete description of the interaction between convection and pulsation is taken into account. [less ▲]

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See detailSuccessful Asteroseismology for a Better Characterization of the Exoplanet HAT-P-7b
Oshagh, M.; Grigahcène, A.; Benomar, O. et al

in Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings (2013), 31

It is well known that asteroseismology is the unique technique permitting the study of the internal structure of pulsating stars using their pulsational frequencies, which is per se very important. It ... [more ▼]

It is well known that asteroseismology is the unique technique permitting the study of the internal structure of pulsating stars using their pulsational frequencies, which is per se very important. It acquires an additional value when the star turns out to be a planet host. In this case, the asteroseismic study output may be a very important input for the study of the planetary system. With this in mind, we use the large time-span of the Kepler public data obtained for the star system HAT-P-7, first to perform an asteroseismic study of the pulsating star using Time-Dependent-Convection (TDC) models. Secondly, we make a revision of the planet properties in the light of the asteroseismic study. [less ▲]

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See detailKepler observations of the variability in B-type stars
Balona, L. A.; Pigulski, A.; Cat, P De et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2011), 413

The analysis of the light curves of 48 B-type stars observed by Kepler is presented. Among these are 15 pulsating stars, all of which show low frequencies, characteristic of slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars ... [more ▼]

The analysis of the light curves of 48 B-type stars observed by Kepler is presented. Among these are 15 pulsating stars, all of which show low frequencies, characteristic of slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars. Seven of these stars also show a few weak, isolated high frequencies and they could be considered as SPB/β Cephei (β Cep) hybrids. In all cases, the frequency spectra are quite different from what is seen from ground-based observations. We suggest that this is because most of the low frequencies are modes of high degree which are predicted to be unstable in models of mid-B stars. We find that there are non-pulsating stars within the β Cep and SPB instability strips. Apart from the pulsating stars, we can identify stars with frequency groupings similar to what is seen in Be stars but which are not Be stars. The origin of the groupings is not clear, but may be related to rotation. We find periodic variations in other stars which we attribute to proximity effects in binary systems or possibly rotational modulation. We find no evidence for pulsating stars between the cool edge of the SPB and the hot edge of the δ Sct instability strips. None of the stars shows the broad features which can be attributed to stochastically excited modes as recently proposed. Among our sample of B stars are two chemically peculiar stars, one of which is a HgMn star showing rotational modulation in the light curve. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismology of the β Cephei star ν Eridani - III. Extended frequency analysis and mode identification
De Ridder, J.; Telting, J. H.; Balona, L. A. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2004), 351

Using the large photometric and spectroscopic data sets of the ν Eridani multisite campaign given in our two recent papers (Aerts et al. and Handler et al.), we present an extended frequency analysis and ... [more ▼]

Using the large photometric and spectroscopic data sets of the ν Eridani multisite campaign given in our two recent papers (Aerts et al. and Handler et al.), we present an extended frequency analysis and a photometric mode identification. For the extended frequency analysis, we used an improved radial velocity time series, the second-moment time series and the line profiles themselves. In the radial velocity time series, we can now detect an additional pulsation frequency that was previously only found in photometric time series. We also report several new candidate pulsation frequencies. For seven frequencies, the photometric mode identification indicates that they belong to a radial mode and six dipole modes, and for three frequencies the degree l could not be unambiguously determined. We also placed ν Eri in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram by determining T[SUB]eff[/SUB] using Geneva plus Strömgren photometric calibrations, spectral energy distribution fitting, by non-local thermodynamic equilibrium hydrogen, helium and silicon line profile fitting, and by determining log(L/L[SUB]solar[/SUB]) using the Hipparcos parallax and an Hβ calibration. [less ▲]

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See detailThe light curves of periodic Be stars in NGC 3766
Balona, L. A.; Sterken, C.; Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (1991), 252

Results of an intensive photometric campaign on four period Be stars in the southern open cluster NGC 3766 are presented as well as light curves covering the years 1985-1990. It is found that, in spite of ... [more ▼]

Results of an intensive photometric campaign on four period Be stars in the southern open cluster NGC 3766 are presented as well as light curves covering the years 1985-1990. It is found that, in spite of dramatic changes in the shapes and amplitudes of the light curves, phase locking is maintained and the period is unchanged over the five-year interval. It is concluded that within observational limits there is no evidence for coherent multiperiodicity in any of the four stars. No obvious correlation is found between the amplitudes or shapes of the light curves and the H-alpha line profiles. These findings are discussed in the light of the nonradial pulsation and starspot hypotheses, and they are shown to be observationally indistinguishable. A model in which matter is trapped in a magnetic field and forced into corotation with the star is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailWR 22 is an Eclipsing Binary Star
Gosset, Eric ULg; Remy, Marc; Manfroid, Jean ULg et al

in Information Bulletin on Variable Stars (1991), 3571

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