The classification of frequencies in the gamma Doradus/delta Scuti hybrid star HD 49434

Brunsden, E. and Pollard, K. R. and Cottrell, P. L. and Uytterhoeven, K. and Wright, D. J. and De Cat, P. (2015) The classification of frequencies in the gamma Doradus/delta Scuti hybrid star HD 49434. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447 (3). pp. 2970-2980. ISSN 0035-8711

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Hybrid stars of the gamma Doradus and delta Scuti pulsation types have great potential for asteroseismic analysis to explore their interior structure. To achieve this, mode identifications of pulsational frequencies observed in the stars must be made, a task which is far from simple. In this work we begin the analysis by scrutinizing the frequencies found in the CoRoT photometric satellite measurements and ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy of the hybrid star HD 49434. The results show almost no consistency between the frequencies found using the two techniques and no characteristic period spacings or couplings were identified in either data set. The spectroscopic data additionally show no evidence for any long-term (5 yr) variation in the dominant frequency. The 31 spectroscopic frequencies identified have standard deviation profiles suggesting multiple modes sharing (l, m) in the delta Scuti frequency region and several skewed modes sharing the same (l, m) in the gamma Doradus frequency region. In addition, there is a clear frequency in the gamma Doradus frequency region that appears to be unrelated to the others. We conclude HD 49434 remains a delta Scuti/gamma Doradus candidate hybrid star but more sophisticated models dealing with rotation are sought to obtain a clear picture of the pulsational behaviour of this star.

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Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 04:17
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: stars, spectroscopic, HD 49434, oscillations
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510109 Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
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