KIC 8164262: a heartbeat star showing tidally induced pulsations with resonant locking

Hambleton, K. and Fuller, J. and Thompson, S. and Prsa, A. and Kurtz, D. W. and Shporer, A. and Isaacson, H. and Howard, A. W. and Endl, M. and Cochran, W. and Murphy, S. J. (2017) KIC 8164262: a heartbeat star showing tidally induced pulsations with resonant locking. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473 (4). pp. 5165-5176. ISSN 0035-8711

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We present the analysis of KIC 8164262, a heartbeat star with a high-amplitude (∼1 mmag), tidally resonant pulsation (a mode in resonance with the orbit) at 229 times the orbital frequency and a plethora of tidally induced g-mode pulsations (modes excited by the orbit). The analysis combines Kepler light curves with follow-up spectroscopic data from the Keck telescope, KPNO (Kitt Peak National Observatory) 4-m Mayall telescope and the 2.7-m telescope at the McDonald observatory. We apply the binary modelling software, PHOEBE, to the Kepler light curve and radial velocity data to determine a detailed binary star model that includes the prominent pulsation and Doppler boosting, alongside the usual attributes of a binary star model (including tidal distortion and reflection). The results show that the system contains a slightly evolved F star with an M secondary companion in a highly eccentric orbit (e = 0.886). We use the results of the binary star model in a companion paper (Fuller) where we show that the prominent pulsation can be explained by a tidally excited oscillation mode held near resonance by a resonance locking mechanism.

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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 23:36
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Asteroseismology; Binaries: close; Binaries: general; Stars: individual (KIC 8164262); Stars: oscillations; Stars: variables: general; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510109 Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280120 Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
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