Unexpected series of regular frequency spacing of δ Scuti stars in the non-asymptotic regime. II. Sample-echelle diagrams and rotation

M. Paparó, J. M. Benko, M. Hareter, J. A. Guzik

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A sequence search method was developed for searching for regular frequency spacing in δ Scuti stars by visual inspection (VI) and algorithmic search. The sample contains 90 δ Scuti stars observed by CoRoT. An example is given to represent the VI. The algorithm (SSA) is described in detail. The data treatment of the CoRoT light curves, the criteria for frequency filtering, and the spacings derived by two methods (i.e., three approaches: VI, SSA, and FT) are given for each target. Echelle diagrams are presented for 77 targets for which at least one sequence of regular spacing was identified. Comparing the spacing and the shifts between pairs of echelle ridges revealed that at least one pair of echelle ridges is shifted to midway between the spacing for 22 stars. The estimated rotational frequencies compared to the shifts revealed rotationally split doublets, triplets, and multiplets not only for single frequencies, but for the complete echelle ridges in 31 δ Scuti stars. Using several possible assumptions for the origin of the spacings, we derived the large separation () that are distributed along the mean density versus large separations relation derived from stellar models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number41
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - jún. 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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