Volume 528, April 2011
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||17 March 2011|
Monitoring a high-amplitude δ Scuti star for 152 days: discovery of 12 additional modes and modulation effects in the light curve of CoRoT 101155310 ⋆,⋆⋆
1 INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di
Brera, via E. Bianchi
2 Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna, Türkenschanzstrasse 17, 1180 Vienna, Austria
3 Konkoly Observatory, PO Box 67, 1525 Budapest, Hungary
4 Departamento de Astrofísica, CAB (INTA-CSIC), PO Box 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
5 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Apartado 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
6 Astronomical Institute of the Wroclaw University, ul. Kopenika 11, 51-622 Wroclaw, Poland
7 LESIA, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Denis Diderot, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France
8 Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS, Université Paris XI UMR 8617, 91405 Orsay, France
9 Instituut Voor Sterrenkunde, Catholic University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200D, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Accepted: 25 January 2011
Aims. The detection of small-amplitude nonradial modes in high-amplitude δ Sct (HADS) variables has been very elusive until at least five of them were detected in the light curve of V974 Oph obtained from ground-based observations. The combination of radial and nonradial modes has a high asteroseismic potential, thanks to the strong constraints we can put in the modelling. The continuous monitoring of ASAS 192647-0030.0 ≡ CoRoT 101155310 (P = 0.1258 d, V = 13.4) ensured from space by the CoRoT (COnvection, ROtation and planetary Transits) mission constitutes a unique opportunity to exploit such potential.
Methods. The 22270 CoRoT measurements were performed in the chromatic mode. They span 152 d and cover 1208 consecutive cycles. After the correction for one jump and the long-term drift, the level of the noise turned out to be 29 μmag. The phase shifts and amplitude ratios of the coloured CoRoT data, the HARPS spectra, and the period-luminosity relation were used to determine a self-consistent physical model. In turn, it allowed us to model the oscillation spectrum, also giving feedback on the internal structure of the star.
Results. In addition to the fundamental radial mode f1 = 7.949 d-1 with harmonics up to 10f1, we detected 12 independent terms. Linear combinations were also found and the light curve was solved by means of 61 frequencies (smallest amplitude 0.10 mmag). The newest result is the detection of a periodic modulation of the f1 mode (triplets at ± 0.193 d-1 centred on f1 and 2f1), discussed as a rotational effect or as an extension of the Blazhko effect to HADS stars. The physical model suggests that CoRoT 101155310 is an evolved star, with a slight subsolar metallic abundance, close to the terminal age main sequence. All the 12 additional terms are identified with mixed modes in the predicted overstable region.
Key words: stars: variables:δScuti / stars: oscillations / stars: interiors / stars: individual: CoRoT 101155310
The CoRoT space mission was developed and is operated by the French space agency CNES, with the participation of ESA’s RSSD and Science Programmes, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, and Spain. This work uses ground-based spectroscopic observations made with the HARPS instrument at the 3.6 m-ESO telescope (La Silla, Chile) under the ESO Large Programme LP182.D-0356 and complementary photometric measurements made at the Piszkéstető Mountain Station of Konkoly Observatory (Hungary).
Table 1 is also, and Table 2 only, available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (188.8.131.52) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/528/A147
© ESO, 2011
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