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Paper: Pulsation Modes of sdBV Stars Observed with Kepler
Volume: 452, Fifth Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects
Page: 185
Authors: Reed, M. D.; Baran, A. S.; Quint, A. C.; Telting, J. H.; Østensen, R. H.; O'Toole, S. J.
Abstract: During the Kepler satellite's first year of operation, its short cadence observations were obtained in a survey mode where targets received one month of nearly continuous observations. 48 subdwarf B stars were observed of which 14 were found to be pulsators, with only one of these having predominantly short periods. The other 13 were mostly long-period (g-mode) pulsators. With Kepler's exquisite duty cycle and data quality, an average of 23 periods per star were detected with ranges from 6 to 44. As the g-mode pulsations are high-overtone (typically n > 10), asymptotic period relations could apply and so we searched for evenly spaced periods. We found these for l =1 and 2 modes in all but one of the Kepler stars and that one outlier has a very complex temporal spectrum caused by a close companion. We were able to associate 204 of 299 measured periods with l = 1 and 2 modes. Those results should provide tight constraints on pulsation models. However, they also offer a surprise as current structure models predict significant mode trapping, which is inconsistent with the period spacings we have found.
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