Surface imaging of HD 199178 (V1794 Cygni)*
Observatory, PO Box 14, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
2 Astronomy Division, PO Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Corresponding author: T. Hackman, Thomas.Hackman@Helsinki.Fi
Accepted: 10 May 2001
We present surface temperature maps for the FK Comae-type star HD 199178 (V1794 Cygni) calculated from high resolution spectra obtained in 1994 and 1995. The spot pattern evolves, but all maps reveal a large cool spot remaining nearly at the same high latitude. The main spot is 1200-1600 K cooler than the mean surface temperature. The observed slightly flat bottomed absorption lines would usually be interpreted as evidence for a large cool polar spot. We argue that antisolar surface differential rotation offers a better explanation for the box like shape of the line profiles. However, we do not find conclusive evidence for antisolar differential rotation and note that there are still other possible explanations for the slightly flat bottomed line profiles.
Key words: stars: activity, imaging, late-type, starspots, individual: HD 199178
Based on observations made with the 2 m telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory, Rozhen, Bulgaria, and the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.
© ESO, 2001