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Asteroseismology of red giants from the first four months of Kepler data: Global oscillation parameters for 800 stars

Show simple item record Huber D. en Bedding T.R. en Stello D. en Mosser B. en Mathur S. en Kallinger T. en Hekker S. en Elsworth Y.P. en Buzasi D.L. en De Ridder J. en Gilliland R.L. en Kjeldsen H. en Chaplin W.J. en Garcia R.A. en Hale S.J. en Preston H.L. en White T.R. en Borucki W.J. en Christensen-Dalsgaard J. en Clarke B.D. en Jenkins J.M. en Koch D. en 2012-11-01T16:31:19Z 2012-11-01T16:31:19Z 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Astrophysical Journal Letters en
dc.identifier.citation 723 en
dc.identifier.citation 2 en
dc.identifier.issn 20418205 en
dc.identifier.other 10.1088/0004-637X/723/2/1607 en
dc.description.abstract We have studied solar-like oscillations in ∼800 red giant stars using Kepler long-cadence photometry. The sample includes stars ranging in evolution from the lower part of the red giant branch to the helium main sequence. We investigate the relation between the large frequency separation (Δν) and the frequency of maximum power (ν max) and show that it is different for red giants than for main-sequence stars, which is consistent with evolutionary models and scaling relations. The distributions of ν max and Δν are in qualitative agreement with a simple stellar population model of the Kepler field, including the first evidence for a secondary clump population characterized by M ≳ 2M ⊙ and ν max ≃ 40-110 μHz. We measured the small frequency separations δν 02 and δν 01 in over 400 stars and δν 03 in over 40. We present C-D diagrams for l = 1,2, and 3 and show that the frequency separation ratios δν 02/Δν and δν 01/Δν have opposite trends as a function of Δν. The data show a narrowing of the l=1 ridge toward lower ν max, in agreement with models predicting more efficient mode trapping in stars with higher luminosity. We investigate the offset ∈ in the asymptotic relation and find a clear correlation with Δν, demonstrating that it is related to fundamental stellar parameters. Finally, we present the first amplitude-vmax relation for Kepler red giants. We observe a lack of low-amplitude stars for ν max ≳ 110 μHz and find that, for a given ν max between 40 and 110 νHz, stars with lower Δν (and consequently higher mass) tend to show lower amplitudes than stars with higher Δν. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Stars: late-type; Stars: oscillations en
dc.title Asteroseismology of red giants from the first four months of Kepler data: Global oscillation parameters for 800 stars en
dc.type Article en

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