First RR Lyrae light curve from CoRoT big challenge and constraint to the theoretical models

M. Chadid, A. Baglin, J. Benko, G. Bono, E. Chapellier, E. Guggenberger, K. Kolenberg, M. Paparo, E. Poretti, R. Szabo, H. Trinquet, W. W. Weiss

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Abstract

In this paper we report on new RR Lyrae stars discovered in the first long run fields (LRc01 and LRa01) of the CoRoT mission. CoRoT frequency analysis of the high quality light curve with an unprecedented photometric accuracy and uninterrupted coverage over long period (∼150 days) are shown. The CoRoT results reveal four of the seven stars affected with the Blazhko effect and showing a very high fraction of the Blazhko stars ever obtained. The CoRoT RRLyrae stars show pulsation periods strongly nonlinear and complex multiplet structures, such as the triplet, quintuplet, septuplet, nonuplet, undecaplet, tredecaplet, quindecaplet and sepdecaplet frequency structures. Additional frequencies are detected as well with a linear combination with the fundamental radial mode, showing a strong evidence for direct detections of nonradial pulsations. We put into evidence new classes of RR Lyrae stars showing the Blazhko double mode RR Lyrae stars (fundamental and second overtone), nonradial and radial (multimodes) pulsations and new behaviour of the Blazhko effect, such as the Blazhko modulation in both mixing modes (second Blazhko effect), the CoRoT Blazhko results are consistent with Stothers'explanation of the Blazhko effect with period and amplitude changes. However, we stress for developing it in further theoretical investigation, with the aim of finding the physical mechanism behind the Blazhko enigma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStellar Pulsation
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for Theory and Observation - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages235-239
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
EventInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: May 31 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1170
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period5/31/096/5/09

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Chadid, M., Baglin, A., Benko, J., Bono, G., Chapellier, E., Guggenberger, E., Kolenberg, K., Paparo, M., Poretti, E., Szabo, R., Trinquet, H., & Weiss, W. W. (2009). First RR Lyrae light curve from CoRoT big challenge and constraint to the theoretical models. In Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation - Proceedings of the International Conference (pp. 235-239). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1170). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3246451