Monitoring a high-amplitude δ Scuti star for 152 days: Discovery of 12 additional modes and modulation effects in the light curve of CoRoT 101155310

E. Poretti, M. Rainer, W. W. Weiss, Zs Bognár, A. Moya, E. Niemczura, J. C. Suárez, M. Auvergne, A. Baglin, F. Baudin, J. M. Benkõ, J. Debosscher, R. Garrido, L. Mantegazza, M. Paparó

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Aims. The detection of small-amplitude nonradial modes in high-amplitude δ Sct (HADS) variables has been very elusive until at least five of them were detected in the light curve of V974 Oph obtained from ground-based observations. The combination of radial and nonradial modes has a high asteroseismic potential, thanks to the strong constraints we can put in the modelling. The continuous monitoring of ASAS 192647-0030.0≡CoRoT 101155310 (P = 0.1258 d, V = 13.4) ensured from space by the CoRoT COnvection, ROtation and planetary Transits) mission constitutes a unique opportunity to exploit such potential. Methods. The 22270 CoRoT measurements were performed in the chromatic mode. They span 152 d and cover 1208 consecutive cycles. After the correction for one jump and the long-term drift, the level of the noise turned out to be 29 μmag. The phase shifts and amplitude ratios of the coloured CoRoT data, the HARPS spectra, and the period-luminosity relation were used to determine a self-consistent physical model. In turn, it allowed us to model the oscillation spectrum, also giving feedback on the internal structure of the star. Results. In addition to the fundamental radial mode f1 = 7.949 d-1 with harmonics up to 10 f1, we detected 12 independent terms. Linear combinations were also found and the light curve was solved by means of 61 frequencies (smallest amplitude 0.10 mmag). The newest result is the detection of a periodic modulation of the f1 mode (triplets at±0.193 d-1 centred on f1 and 2 f1), discussed as a rotational effect or as an extension of the Blazhko effect to HADS stars. The physical model suggests that CoRoT 101155310 is an evolved star, with a slight subsolar metallic abundance, close to the terminal age main sequence. All the 12 additional terms are identified with mixed modes in the predicted overstable region.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA147
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - márc. 23 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Poretti, E., Rainer, M., Weiss, W. W., Bognár, Z., Moya, A., Niemczura, E., Suárez, J. C., Auvergne, M., Baglin, A., Baudin, F., Benkõ, J. M., Debosscher, J., Garrido, R., Mantegazza, L., & Paparó, M. (2011). Monitoring a high-amplitude δ Scuti star for 152 days: Discovery of 12 additional modes and modulation effects in the light curve of CoRoT 101155310. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 528, [A147].