Seismic analysis of HD 43587Aa, a solar-like oscillator in a multiple system

P. Boumier, O. Benomar, F. Baudin, G. Verner, T. Appourchaux, Y. Lebreton, P. Gaulme, W. Chaplin, R. A. García, S. Hekker, C. Regulo, D. Salabert, T. Stahn, Y. Elsworth, L. Gizon, M. Hall, S. Mathur, E. Michel, T. Morel, B. MosserE. Poretti, M. Rainer, I. Roxburgh, J. D. Do Nascimento, R. Samadi, M. Auvergne, S. Chaintreuil, A. Baglin, C. Catala

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Abstract

Context. The object HD 43587Aa is a G0V star observed during the 145-day LRa03 run of the COnvection, ROtation and planetary Transits space mission (CoRoT), for which complementary High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectra with S/N > 300 were also obtained. Its visual magnitude is 5.71, and its effective temperature is close to 5950 K. It has a known companion in a highly eccentric orbit and is also coupled with two more distant companions. Aims. We undertake a preliminary investigation of the internal structure of HD 43587Aa. Methods. We carried out a seismic analysis of the star, using maximum likelihood estimators and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. Results. We established the first table of the eigenmode frequencies, widths, and heights for HD 43587Aa. The star appears to have a mass and a radius slightly larger than the Sun, and is slightly older (5.6 Gyr). Two scenarios are suggested for the geometry of the star: either its inclination angle is very low, or the rotation velocity of the star is very low. Conclusions. A more detailed study of the rotation and of the magnetic and chromospheric activity for this star is needed, and will be the subject of a further study. New high resolution spectrometric observations should be performed for at least several months in duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA34
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume564
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Asteroseismology
  • Binaries: general
  • Methods: data analysis
  • Stars: individual: HD 43587Aa
  • Stars: solar-type

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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