Title: Kepler Asteroseismology Program: Introduction and First Results
Authors: Gilliland, Ronald L ×
Brown, Timothy M
Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jorgen
Kjeldsen, Hans
Aerts, Conny
Appourchaux, Thierry
Basu, Sarbani
Bedding, Timothy R
Chaplin, William J
Cunha, Margarida S
De Cat, Peter
De Ridder, Joris
Guzik, Joyce A
Handler, Gerald
Kawaler, Steven
Kiss, Laszlo
Kolenberg, Katrien
Kurtz, Donald W
Metcalfe, Travis S
Monteiro, Mario J. P. F. G
Szabo, Robert
Arentoft, Torben
Balona, Luis
Debosscher, Jonas
Elsworth, Yvonne P
Quirion, Pierre-Olivier
Stello, Dennis
Carlos Suarez, Juan
Borucki, William J
Jenkins, Jon M
Koch, David
Kondo, Yoji
Latham, David W
Rowe, Jason F
Steffen, Jason H #
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: Univ chicago press
Series Title: Publications of the astronomical society of the pacific vol:122 issue:888 pages:131-143
Abstract: Asteroseismology involves probing the interiors of stars and quantifying their global properties, such as radius and age, through observations of normal modes of oscillation. The technical requirements for conducting asteroseismology include ultrahigh precision measured in photometry in parts per million, as well as nearly continuous time series over weeks to years, and cadences rapid enough to sample oscillations with periods as short as a few minutes. We report on results from the first 43 days of observations, in which the unique capabilities of Kepler in providing a revolutionary advance in asteroseismology are already well in evidence. The Kepler asteroseismology program holds intrinsic importance in supporting the core planetary search program through greatly enhanced knowledge of host star properties, and extends well beyond this to rich applications in stellar astrophysics.
ISSN: 0004-6280
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
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