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Title: Ground-based observations of the beta Cephei CoRoT main target HD 180 642: abundance analysis and mode identification
Authors: Briquet, Maryline ×
Uytterhoeven, K
Morel, T
Aerts, Conny
De Cat, P
Mathias, P
Miglio, A
Poretti, E
Martin-Ruiz, S
Paparo, M
Rainer, M
Carrier, Fabien
Gutierrez-Soto, J
Valtier, J. C
Benko, J. M
Bognar, Zs
Niemczura, E
Amado, P. J
Suarez, J. C
Moya, A
Rodriguez-Lopez, C
Garrido, R
Lefever, Karolien #
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Astronomy & Astrophysics vol:506 issue:1 pages:269-280
Abstract: The known beta Cephei star HD 180 642 was observed by the CoRoT satellite in 2007. From the very high-precision light curve, its pulsation frequency spectrum could be derived for the first time ( Degroote and collaborators). In this paper, we obtain additional constraints for forthcoming asteroseismic modeling of the target. Our results are based on both extensive ground-based multicolour photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy. We determine T-eff = 24 500 +/- 1000 K and log g = 3.45 +/- 0.15 dex from spectroscopy. The derived chemical abundances are consistent with those for B stars in the solar neighbourhood, except for a mild nitrogen excess. A metallicity Z = 0.0099 +/- 0.0016 is obtained. Three modes are detected in photometry. The degree l is unambiguously identified for two of them: l = 0 and l = 3 for the frequencies 5.48694 d(-1) and 0.30818 d(-1), respectively. The radial mode is non-linear and highly dominant with an amplitude in the U-filter about 15 times larger than the strongest of the other modes. For the third frequency of 7.36673 d(-1) found in photometry, two possibilities remain: l = 0 or 3. In the radial velocities, the dominant radial mode presents a so-called stillstand but no clear evidence of the existence of shocks is observed. Four low-amplitude modes are found in spectroscopy and one of them, with frequency 8.4079 d(-1), is identified as (l, m) = ( 3, 2). Based on this mode identification, we finally deduce an equatorial rotational velocity of 38 +/- 15 km s(-1).
ISSN: 0004-6361
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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Research Unit KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)
× corresponding author
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