Oscillation mode frequencies of 61 main-sequence and subgiant stars observed by Kepler

T. Appourchaux, W. J. Chaplin, R. A. García, M. Gruberbauer, G. A. Verner, H. M. Antia, O. Benomar, T. L. Campante, G. R. Davies, S. Deheuvels, R. Handberg, S. Hekker, R. Howe, C. Régulo, D. Salabert, T. R. Bedding, T. R. White, J. Ballot, S. Mathur, V. Silva AguirreY. P. Elsworth, S. Basu, R. L Gilliland, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, H. Kjeldsen, K. Uddin, M. C. Stumpe, T. Barclay

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Context. Solar-like oscillations have been observed by Kepler and CoRoT in several solar-type stars, thereby providing a way to probe the stars using asteroseismology Aims. We provide the mode frequencies of the oscillations of various stars required to perform a comparison with those obtained from stellar modelling. Methods. We used a time series of nine months of data for each star. The 61 stars observed were categorised in three groups: simple, F-like, and mixed-mode. The simple group includes stars for which the identification of the mode degree is obvious. The F-like group includes stars for which the identification of the degree is ambiguous. The mixed-mode group includes evolved stars for which the modes do not follow the asymptotic relation of low-degree frequencies. Following this categorisation, the power spectra of the 61 main-sequence and subgiant stars were analysed using both maximum likelihood estimators and Bayesian estimators, providing individual mode characteristics such as frequencies, linewidths, and mode heights. We developed and describe a methodology for extracting a single set of mode frequencies from multiple sets derived by different methods and individual scientists. We report on how one can assess the quality of the fitted parameters using the likelihood ratio test and the posterior probabilities. Results. We provide the mode frequencies of 61 stars (with their 1-σ error bars), as well as their associated échelle diagrams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA54
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
StatePublished - 2012


  • Asteroseismology
  • Stars: oscillations
  • Stars: solar-type

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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