Title: Discovery of solar-like oscillations in the red giant epsilon Ophiuchi
Authors: De Ridder, Joris
Barban, C
Carrier, Fabien
Mazumdar, A
Eggenberger, P
Aerts, Conny
Deruyter, S
Vanautgaerden, J #
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Edp sciences s a
Series Title: Astronomy & astrophysics vol:448 issue:2 pages:689-695
Abstract: We present the discovery of solar-like oscillations in time-series of the G9.5 red giant epsilon Ophiuchi. The data were obtained with the CORALIE spectrograph at the 1.2 m Swiss telescope in La Silla and the ELODIE spectrograph at the 1.93 m telescope at the Observatoire de Haute Provence. Periodic variations can be observed in the radial velocity time series of individual nights. In the power spectrum of the radial velocity time series there is a clear power excess around 60 mu Hz, and several individual oscillation frequencies can be distinguished. Our auto-correlation and comb response analysis reveals a large separation of either 4.8 mu Hz or (its 11.57 mu Hz alias) 6.7 mu Hz. We estimate the position of epsilon Oph in the HR diagram, and verify whether CESAM shell hydrogen-burning stellar models exist that can reproduce the observed frequency separation.
ISSN: 0004-6361
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
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