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Predicting the detectability of oscillations in solar-type stars observed by Kepler

W. J. Chaplin, H. Kjeldsen, T. R. Bedding, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. L. Gilliland, S. D. Kawaler, T. Appourchaux, Y. Elsworth, R. A. García, G. Houdek, C. Karoff, T. S. Metcalfe, J. Molenda-Żakowicz, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, M. J. Thompson, G. A. Verner, N. Batalha, W. J. Borucki, T. M. Brown, S. T. Bryson, J. L. Christiansen, B. D. Clarke, J. M. Jenkins, T. C. Klaus, D. Koch, D. An, J. Ballot, S. Basu, O. Benomar, A. Bonanno, A.-M. Broomhall, T. L. Campante, E. Corsaro, O. L. Creevey, L. Esch, N. Gai, P. Gaulme, S. J. Hale, R. Handberg, S. Hekker, D. Huber, S. Mathur, B. Mosser, R. New, M. H. Pinsonneault, D. Pricopi, P.-O. Quirion, C. Régulo, I. W. Roxburgh, D. Salabert, D. Stello, M. D. Suran

Asteroseismology of solar-type stars has an important part to play in the exoplanet program of the NASA Kepler Mission. Precise and accurate inferences on the stellar properties that are made possible by the seismic data allow very tight constraints to be placed on the exoplanetary systems. Here, we outline how to make an estimate of the detectability of solar-like oscillations in any given Kepler target, using rough estimates of the temperature and radius, and the Kepler apparent magnitude.

stars: interiors - stars: late-type - stars: oscillations

The Astrophysical Journal
Volume 732, Number 1, Page 54_1
2011 April

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia