Journal Article

Matching the frequency spectrum of pre-main sequence stars by means of standard and rotating models

M. Di Criscienzo, P. Ventura, F. D'Antona, M. Marconi, A. Ruoppo and V. Ripepi

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 389, issue 1, pages 325-332
Published in print September 2008 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online August 2008 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Matching the frequency spectrum of pre-main sequence stars by means of standard and rotating models

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We applied the aton evolutionary code to the computation of detailed grids of standard (non-rotating) and rotating pre-main sequence (PMS) models and computed their adiabatic oscillation spectra, with the aim of exploring the seismic properties of young stars. As, until now, only a few frequencies have been determined for ∼40 PMS stars, the way of approaching the interpretation of the oscillations is not unique. We adopt a method similar to the matching mode method by Guenther and Brown making use, when necessary, also of our rotating evolutionary code to compute the models for PMS stars. The method is described by a preliminary application to the frequency spectrum of two PMS stars (85 and 278) in the young open cluster NGC 6530. For the Star 85, we confirm with self-consistent rotating models, previous interpretation of the data, attributing three close frequencies to the mode n= 4, l= 1 and m= 0, +1 and −1. For the Star 278, we find a different fit for the frequencies, corresponding to a model within the original error box of the star, and dispute the possibility that this star has a Teff much cooler that the red boundary of the radial instability strip.

Keywords: stars: evolution; stars: oscillations; stars: rotation; stars: pre-main-sequence; stars: variable: other

Journal Article.  5636 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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