Predicting the detectability of oscillations in solar-type stars observed by Kepler

W. J. Chaplin, H. Kjeldsen, T. R. Bedding, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. L. Gilliland, S. D. Kawaler, T. Appourchaux, Y. Elsworth, R. A. García, G. Houdek, C. Karoff, T. S. Metcalfe, J. Molenda-Akowicz, M. J.P.F.G. Monteiro, M. J. Thompson, G. A. Verner, N. Batalha, W. J. Borucki, T. M. Brown, S. T. BrysonJ. L. Christiansen, B. D. Clarke, J. M. Jenkins, T. C. Klaus, D. Koch, D. An, J. Ballot, S. Basu, O. Benomar, A. Bonanno, A. M. Broomhall, T. L. Campante, E. Corsaro, O. L. Creevey, L. Esch, N. Gai, P. Gaulme, S. J. Hale, R. Handberg, S. Hekker, D. Huber, S. Mathur, B. Mosser, R. New, M. H. Pinsonneault, D. Pricopi, P. O. Quirion, C. Régulo, I. W. Roxburgh, D. Salabert, D. Stello, M. D. Suran

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Asteroseismology of solar-type stars has an important part to play in the exoplanet program of the NASA Kepler Mission. Precise and accurate inferences on the stellar properties that are made possible by the seismic data allow very tight constraints to be placed on the exoplanetary systems. Here, we outline how to make an estimate of the detectability of solar-like oscillations in any given Kepler target, using rough estimates of the temperature and radius, and the Kepler apparent magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number54
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2011


  • stars: interiors
  • stars: late-type
  • stars: oscillations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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