Shock wave and pulsation connection in a monoperiodic CoRoT RR Lyrae star

M. Paparó, R. Szabó, J. M. Benkó, M. Chadid, E. Poretti, K. Kolenberg, E. Guggenberger, E. Chapellier

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Abstract

The bump, a manifestation of a shock wave on the descending branch or around minimum, is a very remarkable feature of certain monoperiodic RR Lyrae stars. Excellent theoretical identification, as one of the three shock waves, is given by Fokin et al. [5]. The CoRoT Space telescope supports us with incredibly high precision datasets. They allow us to carry out investigations that have never been possible before. Using a 152-day long CoRoT dataset we are able to divide it not only into shorter subsets (check for short-term variability) but into segments according to the remarkable features of the light curve. EN2-STAR-MON-0101370131 is a monoperiodic, non-Blazhko CoRoT RR Lyrae star of the first long run with a very definite bump on the lower part of the descending branch. The light curve is nicely fitted by the pulsation period and its 33 harmonics. The harmonics are highly needed to describe the descending branch. A definite question was addressed to the dataset: can we connect certain harmonics to the special features of the light curve? Our result shows that the 4th and 7th harmonics have close connection to the bump. Our observational results are compared to the results of the theoretical light curve selected from a grid of RR Lyrae models. Investigation of a radial dependence of the shock waves' characteristic timescale needs a theoretical model with properly zoned outer layers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStellar Pulsation
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for Theory and Observation - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages240-244
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2009
EventInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: máj. 31 2009jún. 5 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1170
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period5/31/096/5/09

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Paparó, M., Szabó, R., Benkó, J. M., Chadid, M., Poretti, E., Kolenberg, K., Guggenberger, E., & Chapellier, E. (2009). Shock wave and pulsation connection in a monoperiodic CoRoT RR Lyrae star. In Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation - Proceedings of the International Conference (pp. 240-244). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1170). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3246453