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Solar-like oscillations in KIC11395018 and KIC11234888 from 8 months of Kepler data

By S. Mathur, R. Handberg, T. L. Campante, R. A. Garcia, T. Appourchaux, T. R. Bedding, B. Mosser, W. J. Chaplin, J. Ballot, O. Benomar, A. Bonanno, E. Corsaro, P. Gaulme, S. Hekker, C. Regulo, D. Salabert, G. Verner, T. R. White, I. M. Brandao, O. L. Creevey, G. Dogan, Y. Elsworth, D. Huber, S. J. Hale, G. Houdek, C. Karoff, T. S. Metcalfe, J. Molenda-Zakowicz, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, M. J. Thompson, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. L. Gilliland, S. D. Kawaler, H. Kjeldsen, E. V. Quintana, D. T. Sanderfer and S. E. Seader


We analyze the photometric short-cadence data obtained with the Kepler Mission during the first eight months of observations of two solar-type stars of spectral types G and F: KIC 11395018 and KIC 11234888 respectively, the latter having a lower signal-to-noise ratio compared to the former. We estimate global parameters of the acoustic (p) modes such as the average large and small frequency separations, the frequency of the maximum of the p-mode envelope and the average linewidth of the acoustic modes. We were able to identify and to measure 22 p-mode frequencies for the first star and 16 for the second one even though the signal-to-noise ratios of these stars are rather low. We also derive some information about the stellar rotation periods from the analyses of the low-frequency parts of the power spectral densities. A model-independent estimation of the mean density, mass and radius are obtained using the scaling laws. We emphasize the importance of continued observations for the stars with low signal-to-noise ratio for an improved characterization of the oscillation modes. Our results offer a preview of what will be possible for many stars with the long data sets obtained during the remainder of the mission.Comment: 39 pages, 9 figures. Accepted for publication in Ap

Topics: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1088/0004-637X/733/2/95
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