We have initiated a large survey with K2 to observe thousands of RR Lyrae stars along the Ecliptic. The high photometric precision and the 80-90-day continuous coverage will allow us to investigate the light variation of these galactic structure tracer variable stars with an 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. We describe the survey, present the first results and discuss the prospects of combining the K2 RR Lyrae survey, Gaia, and LSST in the context of galactic structure studies.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 27 2017|
|Event||Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016 - Using Today's Successes to Prepare the Future - TASC2 and KASC9 Workshop - SPACEINN and HELAS8 Conference - Terceira, Acores Islands, Portugal|
Duration: Jul 11 2016 → Jul 25 2016
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)