Progress report on the K2 RR Lyrae survey

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Abstract

We have initiated a large survey with K2, to observe thousands of RR Lyrae stars along the ecliptic. The high photometric precision and the 70-90-day continuous coverage will allow us to investigate the light variation of these galactic structure tracer variable stars with unprecedented detail. The survey will help us to conduct a thorough statistical study of RR Lyrae pulsation dynamics including old and recently discovered dynamical phenomena, like resonances, non-radial modes, period-doubling and the Blazhko effect. In this contribution I present a status report of the survey.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWide-Field Variability Surveys
Subtitle of host publicationA 21st Century Perspective - 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation - Conference Series Meeting
EditorsWolfgang Gieren, Marcio Catelan, Wolfgang Gieren, Marcio Catelan
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 8 2017
Event22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation Conference Series Meeting 2016 - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Duration: Nov 28 2016Dec 2 2016

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume152
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Other

Other22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation Conference Series Meeting 2016
CountryChile
CitySan Pedro de Atacama
Period11/28/1612/2/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Szabó, R. (2017). Progress report on the K2 RR Lyrae survey. In W. Gieren, M. Catelan, W. Gieren, & M. Catelan (Eds.), Wide-Field Variability Surveys: A 21st Century Perspective - 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation - Conference Series Meeting [02006] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 152). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201715202006