Ground-based follow-up in relation to Kepler asteroseismic investigation

K. Uytterhoeven, M. Briquet, H. Bruntt, P. De Cat, S. Frandsen, J. Gutiérrez-Soto, L. Kiss, D. W. Kurtz, M. Marconi, J. Molenda-Zakowicz, R. Østensen, S. Randall, J. Southworth, R. Szabó

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The Kepler space mission, successfully launched in March 2009, is providing continuous and high-precision photometry of thousands of stars simultaneously. The uninterrupted time-series of stars of all known pulsation types are a precious source for asteroseismic studies. The Kepler data do not provide information on the physical parameters, such as Teff, log g, metallicity, and v sin i, which are crucial for successful asteroseismic modelling. Additional ground-based time-series data are needed to characterize mode parameters in several types of pulsating stars. Therefore, ground-based multi-colour photometry and mid/high-resolution spectroscopy are needed to complement the space data. We present ground-based activities within KASC on selected asteroseismic Kepler targets of several pulsation types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-997
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Stars: fundamental parameters
  • Stars: oscillations
  • Techniques: photometric
  • Techniques: spectroscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Uytterhoeven, K., Briquet, M., Bruntt, H., De Cat, P., Frandsen, S., Gutiérrez-Soto, J., Kiss, L., Kurtz, D. W., Marconi, M., Molenda-Zakowicz, J., Østensen, R., Randall, S., Southworth, J., & Szabó, R. (2010). Ground-based follow-up in relation to Kepler asteroseismic investigation. Astronomische Nachrichten, 331(9-10), 993-997.