Properties of oscillation modes in subgiant stars observed by kepler

O. Benomar, T. R. Bedding, B. Mosser, D. Stello, K. Belkacem, R. A. Garcia, T. R. White, C. A. Kuehn, S. Deheuvels, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard

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Mixed modes seen in evolved stars carry information on their deeper layers that can place stringent constraints on their physics and on their global properties (mass, age, etc.). In this study, we present a method to identify and measure all oscillatory mode characteristics (frequency, height, width). Analyzing four subgiant stars, we present the first measure of the effect of the degree of mixture on the ℓ = 1 mixed mode characteristics. We also show that some stars have measurable ℓ = 2 mixed modes and discuss the interest of their measure to constrain the deeper layers of stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number158
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 20 2013


  • asteroseismology
  • methods: data analysis
  • stars: interiors
  • stars: oscillations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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