Cunha, MS, Antoci, V, Holdsworth, DL, Kurtz, DW, Balona, LA, Bognár, Z, Bowman, DM, Guo, Z, Kołaczek-Szymański, PA, Lares-Martiz, M, Paunzen, E, Skarka, M, Smalley, B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3456-087X, Sódor, Á, Kochukhov, O, Pepper, J, Richey-Yowell, T, Ricker, GR, Seager, S, Buzasi, DL, Fox-Machado, L, Hasanzadeh, A, Niemczura, E, Quitral-Manosalva, P, Monteiro, MJPFG, Stateva, I, De Cat, P, García Hernández, A, Ghasemi, H, Handler, G, Hey, D, Matthews, JM, Nemec, JM, Pascual-Granado, J, Safari, H, Suárez, JC, Szabó, R, Tkachenko, A and Weiss, WW (2019) Rotation and pulsation in Ap stars: first light results from TESS sectors 1 and 2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487 (3). 3523 -3549.

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Abstract

We present the first results from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on the rotational and pulsational variability of magnetic chemically peculiar A-type stars. We analyse TESS 2-min cadence data from sectors 1 and 2 on a sample of 83 stars. Five new rapidly oscillating Ap (roAp) stars are announced. One of these pulsates with periods around 4.7 min, making it the shortest period roAp star known to date. Four out of the five new roAp stars are multiperiodic. Three of these and the singly periodic one show the presence of rotational mode splitting. Individual frequencies are provided in all cases. In addition, seven previously known roAp stars are analysed. Additional modes of oscillation are found in some stars, while in others we are able to distinguish the true pulsations from possible aliases present in the ground-based data. We find that the pulsation amplitude in the TESS filter is typically a factor of 6 smaller than that in the B filter, which is usually used for ground-based observations. For four roAp stars we set constraints on the inclination angle and magnetic obliquity, through the application of the oblique pulsator model. We also confirm the absence of roAp-type pulsations down to amplitude limits of 6 and 13 μmag, respectively, in two of the best characterized non-oscillating Ap (noAp) stars. We announce 27 new rotational variables along with their rotation periods, and provide different rotation periods for seven other stars. Finally, we discuss how these results challenge state-of-the-art pulsation models for roAp stars.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2019 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: stars, chemically peculiar, individual, oscillations, magnetic fields, variables
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB799 Stars
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 10:36
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6524

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