Title: Seismic modelling of the beta Cep star EN(16) Lacertae
Authors: Thoul, A
Aerts, Conny
Dupret, MA
Scuflaire, R
Korotin, SA
Egorova, IA
Andrievsky, SM
Lehmann, H
Briquet, Maryline
De Ridder, Joris
Noels, A #
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: E d p sciences
Series Title: Astronomy & astrophysics vol:406 issue:1 pages:287-292
Abstract: We perform seismic modelling of the massive beta Cep star ENLacertae. The starting point of our analysis is the spectroscopic mode identification recently performed. To this, we add a new updated photometric mode identification based upon a non-adiabatic description of the eigenfunctions in the outer atmosphere. Both mode identifications agree and this allows us to fine-tune the stellar parameters of ENLacertae with unprecedented precision. This is done by producing a huge amount of stellar models with different parameters and selecting those that fulfill the frequency values and the mode identification. Our study is the first one of its kind in which a reconcilation between observed pulsational characteristics and theoretical models can be achieved at a level that allows accurate determination of the basic stellar parameters of a massive oscillator. We derive a mass of M = 9.62 +/- 0.11 M-circle dot and an age of 15.7 million years if we assume that convective overshooting does not occur.
ISSN: 0004-6361
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
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