Asteroseismology of Solar-Type Stars with K2: Detection of oscillations in C1 Data

W. J. Chaplin, M. N. Lund, R. Handberg, S. Basu, L. A. Buchhave, T. L. Campante, G. R. Davies, D. Huber, D. W. Latham, C. A. Latham, A. Serenelli, H. M. Antia, T. Appourchaux, W. H. Ball, O. Benomar, L. Casagrande, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, H. R. Coelho, O. L. Creevey, Y. ElsworthR. A. García, P. Gaulme, S. Hekker, T. Kallinger, C. Karoff, S. D. Kawaler, H. Kjeldsen, M. S. Lundkvist, F. Marcadon, S. Mathur, A. Miglio, B. Mosser, C. Régulo, I. W. Roxburgh, V. Silva Aguirre, D. Stello, K. Verma, T. R. White, T. R. Bedding, T. Barclay, D. L. Buzasi, S. Dehuevels, L. Gizon, G. Houdek, S. B. Howell, D. Salabert, D. R. Soderblom

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Abstract

We present the first detections by the NASA K2 mission of oscillations in solar-type stars, using short-cadence data collected during K2 Campaign 1 (C1). We understand the asteroseismic detection thresholds for C1-like levels of photometric performance, and we can detect oscillations in subgiants having dominant oscillation frequencies around 1000 μHz. Changes to the operation of the fine-guidance sensors are expected to give significant improvements in the high-frequency performance from C3 onwards. A reduction in the excess high-frequency noise by a factor of 2.5 in amplitude would bring main-sequence stars with dominant oscillation frequencies as high as ≃2500 μHz into play as potential asteroseismic targets for K2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1044
Number of pages7
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume127
Issue number956
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Chaplin, W. J., Lund, M. N., Handberg, R., Basu, S., Buchhave, L. A., Campante, T. L., Davies, G. R., Huber, D., Latham, D. W., Latham, C. A., Serenelli, A., Antia, H. M., Appourchaux, T., Ball, W. H., Benomar, O., Casagrande, L., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Coelho, H. R., Creevey, O. L., ... Soderblom, D. R. (2015). Asteroseismology of Solar-Type Stars with K2: Detection of oscillations in C1 Data. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 127(956), 1038-1044. https://doi.org/10.1086/683103