Precise surface gravities of δ Scuti stars from asteroseismology

DOI: 
10.1093/mnrasl/slx117
Publication date: 
27/10/2017
Main author: 
García Hernández, A.
IAA authors: 
Suárez, J. C.; Pascual-Granado, J.; Martín-Ruiz, S.; Garrido, R.
Authors: 
García Hernández, A.; Suárez, J. C.; Moya, A.; Monteiro, M. J. P. F. G.; Guo, Z.; Reese, D. R.; Pascual-Granado, J.; Barceló Forteza, S.; Martín-Ruiz, S.; Garrido, R.; Nieto, J.
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
471
Pages: 
L140-L144
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

The work reported here demonstrates that it is possible to accurately determine surface gravities of δ Sct stars using the frequency content from high precision photometry and a measurement of the parallax. Using a sample of 10 eclipsing binary systems with a δ Sct component and the unique δ Sct star discovered with a transiting planet, WASP-33, we were able to refine the Δνρ¯ relation. Using this relation and parallaxes, we obtained independent values for the masses and radii, allowing us to calculate the surface gravities without any constraints from spectroscopic or binary analysis. A remarkably good agreement was found between our results and those published, extracted from the analysis of the radial velocities and light curves of the systems. This reinforces the potential of Δν as a valuable observable for δ Sct stars and settles the degeneracy problem for the logg

determination through spectroscopy.

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URL: 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85032220810&doi=10.1093%2fmnrasl%2fslx117&partnerID=40&md5=4ff8271785d3431120464766bc099597
ADS Bibcode: 
2017MNRAS.471L.140G