Title: Asteroseismology of OB stars with CoRoT
Authors: Degroote, Pieter ×
Aerts, Conny
Samadi, R
Miglio, A
Briquet, Maryline
Auvergne, M
Baglin, A
Baudin, F
Catala, C
Michel, E #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Wiley-v c h verlag gmbh
Series Title: Astronomische Nachrichten vol:331 issue:9-10 pages:1065-1068
Conference: 4th HELAS International Conference Canary Islands, SPAIN, FEB 01-05, 2010
Abstract: The CoRoT satellite is revolutionizing the photometric study of massive O-type and B-type stars. During its long runs, CoRoT observed the entire main sequence B star domain, from typical hot beta Cep stars, via cooler hybrid p-and g-mode pulsators to the SPB stars near the edge of the instability strip. CoRoT lowers the sensitivity barrier from the typical mmag-precision reached from the ground, to the mu mag-level reached from space. Within the wealth of detected and identified pulsation modes, relations have been found in the form of multiplets, combination of frequencies, and frequency-and period spacings. This wealth of observational evidence is finally providing strong constraints to test current models of the internal structure and pulsations of hot stars. Aside from the expected opacity driven modes with infinite lifetime, other unexpected types of variability are detected in massive stars, such as modes of stochastic nature. The simultaneous observation of all these light curve characteristics implies a challenge for both observational asteroseismology and stellar modelling. (C) 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH&Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISSN: 0004-6337
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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