The K2 RR Lyrae Survey

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Abstract

In the framework of this project, the K2 RR Lyrae Survey, we proposed to observe thousands of RR Lyrae stars along the Ecliptic in Kepler's K2 Mission. The high photometric precision and the 80-To-90-day continuous coverage enabled us to investigate in unprecedented detail the light variations of these variable stars which can trace galactic structure. The survey enabled us to conduct a thorough statistical study of RR Lyrae pulsation dynamics, including both old and more recently discovered dynamical phenomena such as resonances, non-radial modes, period doubling and the Blazhko effect. This talk described the K2 RR Lyrae Survey, and discussed the prospects of combining our endeavour with Gaia, LSST and other surveys in the context of studies of Galactic archeology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume14
Issue numberS339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Stars: oscillations
  • stars: variables: RR Lyrae
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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