HD 50844: a new look at delta Scuti stars from CoRoT space photometry
Poretti, E × Michel, E Garrido, R Lefevre, L Mantegazza, L Rainer, M Rodriguez, E Uytterhoeven, K Amado, P. J Martin-Ruiz, S Moya, A Niemczura, E Suarez, J. C Zima, Wolfgang Baglin, A Auvergne, M Baudin, F Catala, C Samadi, R Alvarez, M Mathias, P Paparo, M Papics, Peter Plachy, E #
Aims. This work presents the results obtained by CoRoT on HD 50844, the only delta Sct star observed in the CoRoT initial run (57.6 d). The aim of these CoRoT observations was to investigate and characterize for the first time the pulsational behaviour of a delta Sct star, when observed at a level of precision and with a much better duty cycle than from the ground.