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Volume 404, Number 1, June II 2003
Page(s) 341 - 353
Section Stellar atmospheres
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030478

A&A 404, 341-353 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030478

Convective overshooting in the evolution and seismology of $\mathsf{\eta}$ Bootis

M. P. Di Mauro1, 2, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard2, 3, H. Kjeldsen2, 3, T. R. Bedding4 and L. Paternò5

1  INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
2  Teoretisk Astrofysik Center, Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
3  Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet, Bygn. 520, Ny Munkegade, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    e-mail: jcd@phys.au.dk; hans@phys.au.dk
4  School of Physics A28, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    e-mail: bedding@physics.usyd.edu.au
5  Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell'Università di Catania, via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    e-mail: lpaterno@ct.astro.it

(Received 6 May 2002 / Accepted 24 March 2003)

In the near future frequencies of solar-like oscillation will be observed by the several planned space missions. In order to assess the information that will be available from such observations, we consider theoretical predictions of the frequency spectrum of oscillations of the star $\eta$ Bootis, which shows solar-type pulsations. We present results obtained by comparing "classical" evolution models with models computed by taking into account overshooting from the convective core.

Key words: stars: individual: $\eta$ Bootis -- stars: evolution -- stars: oscillations

Offprint request: M. P. Di Mauro, mdm@ct.astro.it

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