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Seismic and spectroscopic characterization of the solar-like pulsating CoRoT target HD 49385

TitreSeismic and spectroscopic characterization of the solar-like pulsating CoRoT target HD 49385
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuteursDeheuvels, S, Bruntt, H, Michel, E, Barban, C, Verner, G, Regulo, C, Mosser, B, Mathur, S, Gaulme, P, Garcia, RA, Boumier, P, Appourchaux, T, Samadi, R, Catala, C, Baudin, F, Baglin, A, Auvergne, M, Roxburgh, IW, Hernandez, FP
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number0004-6361
Numéro d'accèsWOS:000280505000056

Context. The star HD 49385 is the first G-type solar-like pulsator observed in the seismology field of the space telescope CoRoT. The satellite collected 137 days of high-precision photometric data on this star, confirming that it presents solar-like oscillations. HD 49385 was also observed in spectroscopy with the NARVAL spectrograph in January 2009. Aims. Our goal is to characterize HD 49385 using both spectroscopic and seismic data. Methods. The fundamental stellar parameters of HD 49385 are derived with the semi-automatic software VWA, and the projected rotational velocity is estimated by fitting synthetic profiles to isolated lines in the observed spectrum. A maximum likelihood estimation is used to determine the parameters of the observed p modes. We perform a global fit, in which modes are fitted simultaneously over nine radial orders, with degrees ranging from l = 0 to l = 3 (36 individual modes). Results. Precise estimates of the atmospheric parameters (T(eff), [M/H], log g) and of the v sin i of HD 49385 are obtained. The seismic analysis of the star leads to a clear identification of the modes for degrees l = 0, 1, 2. Around the maximum of the signal (v similar or equal to 1013 mu Hz), some peaks are found significant and compatible with the expected characteristics of l = 3 modes. Our fit yields robust estimates of the frequencies, linewidths and amplitudes of the modes. We find amplitudes of similar to 5.6 +/- 0.8 ppm for radial modes at the maximum of the signal. The lifetimes of the modes range from one day (at high frequency) to a bit more than two days (at low frequency). Significant peaks are found outside the identified ridges and are fitted. They are attributed to mixed modes.

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