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About the p-mode frequency shifts in HD 49933

By D. Salabert, C. Regulo, J. Ballot, R. A. Garcia and S. Mathur


We study the frequency dependence of the frequency shifts of the low-degree p modes measured in the F5V star HD 49933, by analyzing the second run of observations collected by the CoRoT satellite. The 137-day light curve is divided into two subseries corresponding to periods of low and high stellar activity. The activity-frequency relationship is obtained independently from the analysis of the mode frequencies extracted by both a local and a global peak-fitting analyses, and from a cross-correlation technique in the frequency range between 1450 microHz and 2500 microHz. The three methods return consistent results. We show that the frequency shifts measured in HD 49933 present a frequency dependence with a clear increase with frequency, reaching a maximal shift of about 2 microHz around 2100 microHz. Similar variations are obtained between the l=0 and l=1 modes. At higher frequencies, the frequency shifts show indications of a downturn followed by an upturn, consistent between the l=0 and 1 modes. We show that the frequency variation of the p-mode frequency shifts of the solar-like oscillating star HD 49933 has a comparable shape to the one observed in the Sun, which is understood to arise from changes in the outer layers due to its magnetic activity.Comment: 5 pages, 3 figures, 1 table, Accepted for publication in A\&

Topics: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1051/0004-6361/201116633
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