Volume 446, Number 2, February I 2006
|Page(s)||611 - 620|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||13 January 2006|
A seismological analysis of δ Scuti stars in the Pleiades cluster
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
3 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), 180080 Granada, Spain
4 Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, UMR 8109, 92195 Meudon, France
5 Observatoire de Paris, GEPI, UMR 8111, 92195 Meudon, France
Accepted: 12 September 2005
A comparison between the oscillation frequencies of six multi-periodic δ Scuti stars of the Pleiades cluster and the eigenfrequencies of rotating stellar models that match the corresponding stellar parameters has been carried out. The assumption that all the stars considered have some common parameters, such as metallicity, distance or age, is imposed as a constraint. As a result, we have a best fit solution associated with a cluster metallicity of , an age between and yr and a distance modulus of –5.70 mag. All the stars were found to oscillate mainly in non-radial, low degree, low order p modes. Estimates of mass and rotation rates for each star are also obtained.
Key words: stars: oscillations / stars: variables: δ Sct / open cluster and associations: individual: Pleiades
© ESO, 2006
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