Differential rotation on the young solar analogue V889 Herculis

Zsolt Kovári, Antonio Frasca, Katia Biazzo, Krisztián Vida, Ettore Marilli, Ömür Çakirli

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V889Herculis is one of the brightest single early-G type stars, a young Sun, that is rotating fast enough (Prot = 1.337 days) for mapping its surface by Doppler Imaging. The 10 FOCES spectra collected between 13-16 Aug 2006 at Calar Alto Observatory allowed us to reconstruct one single Doppler image for two mapping lines. The Fe i-6411 and Ca i-6439 maps, in a good agreement, revealed an asymmetric polar cap and several weaker features at lower latitudes. Applying the sheared-image method with our Doppler reconstruction we perform an investigation to detect surface differential rotation (DR). The resulting DR parameter, δσ/σ ≈ 0.009 of solar type, is compared to previous studies which reported either much stronger shear or comparably weak DR, or just preferred rigid rotation. Theoretical aspects are also considered and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Sun and Star Spots
EditorsDebi Prasad Choudhary, Klaus Strassmeier
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Stars: activity
  • Stars: imaging
  • Stars: individual (V889Her)
  • Stars: latetype
  • Stars: spots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Kovári, Z., Frasca, A., Biazzo, K., Vida, K., Marilli, E., & Çakirli, Ö. (2010). Differential rotation on the young solar analogue V889 Herculis. In D. P. Choudhary, & K. Strassmeier (Eds.), The Physics of Sun and Star Spots (S273 ed., pp. 121-125). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S273). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311015110