KIC 10080943: An eccentric binary system containing two pressure- and gravity-mode hybrid pulsators

Schmid, V. S. and Tkachenko, A. and Aerts, C. and Degroote, P. and Bloemen, S. and Murphy, S. J. and Van Reeth, T. and Papics, P. I. and Bedding, T. R. and Keen, M. A. and Prsa, A. and Menu, J. and Debosscher, J. and Hrudkova, M. and De Smedt, K. and Lombaert, R. and Nemeth, P. (2015) KIC 10080943: An eccentric binary system containing two pressure- and gravity-mode hybrid pulsators. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 584:A35. pp. 1-22. ISSN 0004-6361

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γ Doradus and δ Scuti pulsators cover the transition region between low mass and massive main-sequence stars, and as such, are critical for testing stellar models. When they reside in binary systems, we can combine two independent methods to derive critical information, such as precise fundamental parameters to aid asteroseismic modelling. In the Kepler light curve of KIC 10080943, clear signatures of gravity-and pressure-mode pulsations have been found. Ground-based spectroscopy revealed this target to be a double-lined binary system. Aims. We present the analysis of four years of Kepler photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy to derive observational constraints with which to evaluate theoretical predictions of the stellar structure and evolution for intermediate-mass stars. Methods. We used the method of spectral disentangling to determine atmospheric parameters for both components and derive the orbital elements. With phoebe, we modelled the ellipsoidal variation and reflection signal of the binary in the light curve and used classical Fourier techniques to analyse the pulsation modes. Results. We show that the eccentric binary system KIC 10080943 contains two hybrid pulsators with masses M1 = 2.0 ± 0.1 M⊙ and M2 = 1.9 ± 0.1 M⊙, with radii R1 = 2.9 ± 0.1 R⊙ and R2 = 2.1 ± 0.2 R⊙. We detect rotational splitting in the g and p modes for both stars and use them to determine a first rough estimate of the core-to-surface rotation rates for the two components, which will be improved by future detailed seismic modelling.

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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 02:50
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Binaries: spectroscopic; Stars: fundamental parameters; Stars: individual: KIC 10080943; Stars: variables: δ Scuti; 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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