Holdsworth, DL, Kurtz, DW, Smalley, B, Saio, H, Handler, G, Murphy, SJ and Lehmann, H (2017) The first K2 roAp star: HD 24355 pulsating in a distorted quadruploe mode. In: eismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016 – Using Today’s Successes to Prepare the Future – TASC2 & KASC9 Workshop – SPACEINN & HELAS8 Conference.

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We present an analysis of the first K2 observations of a rapidly oscillating Ap (roAp) star, HD 24355. The star was discovered to be a roAp star by [1], with a frequency of 224.31 d-1 (2596.18 μHz; P = 6.4 min) and an amplitude of 1.51 mmag in SuperWASP broadband photometry. Spectroscopic analysis of low-resolution spectra show the star to be an A5 Vp SrEu star. The high precision K2 data allow us to identify 13 rotationally split sidelobes to the main pulsation frequency. This is the largest number of sidelobes seen in a roAp star to date. We also see an unusual pulsational phase variation as the star rotates, showing this star to be the most distorted quadrupole roAp pulsator yet observed. Modelling of this star confirms its quadrupole nature, and allows us to constrain the magnetic field strength, angle of inclination and the angle of obliquity.

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Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 14:26
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6452

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