P-mode observations on Cen A*
Observatoire de Genève, 51 ch. des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
Corresponding author: F. Bouchy, Francois.Bouchy@obs.unige.ch
Accepted: 5 June 2001
We have made a clear detection of p-mode oscillations in the nearest solar-like G2V star α Cen A with the CORALIE spectrograph on the 1.2-m Swiss telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory. We report the 5 nights of observation on this star in May 2001 during which 1260 high precision radial velocity measurements were obtained. The power spectrum clearly shows several identifiable peaks between 1.7 and 3 mHz. The average large splitting of 105.7 μHz and the amplitude of about 35 cm s-1 of these modes are in agreement with theoretical expectations.
Key words: stars: individual: α Cen A / stars: oscillations / techniques: radial velocities
© ESO, 2001