V. Silva Aguirre
- Fast Rotating Solar-like Stars Using Asteroseismic Datasets
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The NASA Kepler mission is providing an unprecedented set of asteroseismic data. In particular, short-cadence light-curves (˜ 60 s samplings), allow us to study solar-like stars covering a wide range of masses, spectral types and evolutionary stages. Oscillations have been observed in around 600 out of 2000 stars observed for one month during the survey phase of the Kepler mission. The measured light curves can present features related to the surface magnetic activity (starspots) and, thus we are able to obtain a good estimate of the surface (differential) rotation. In this work we establish the basis of such research and we show a potential method to find stars with fast surface rotation.
Proceedings title: Progress in solar/stellar physics with helio- and asteroseismology: proceedings of a Fujihara Seminar held at Hakone, Japan, in 13-17 March 2011
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Place of publication: San Francisco
Editors: H. Shibahashi, M. Takata, A.E. Lynas-Gray
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