Ref: ASTROimport-197

Discovery of the New Slowly Pulsating B Star HD 163830 (B5 II/III) from MOST Space-based Photometry

Aerts, C. ; De Cat, P. ; Kuschnig, R. ; Matthews, J. M. ; Guenther, D. B. ; Moffat, A. F. J. ; Rucinski, S. M. ; Sasselov, D. ; Walker, G. A. H. ; Weiss, W. W.

published in The Astrophysical Journal, 642, pp. L165-L168 (2006)

Abstract: We report the discovery of a new slowly pulsating B star, with the largest number of detected frequencies to date by more than a factor of 3, based on 37 days of MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of STars) satellite guide star photometry. The star HD 163830 (V=9.3, B5 II/III) varies in 20 detected frequencies in the range 0.035-1.06 day-1 (0.4-12.3 µHz) with amplitudes from 0.7 to 7.6 mmag (with a signal-to-noise ratio from 4 to 41). Eighteen of these frequencies are consistent with low-degree, high-order nonradial g-modes of seismic models of an evolved 4.5 Msolar star. We are unable to identify one unique model due to lack of mode identifications. The lowest two frequencies may be associated with the rotation of HD 163830, but firm proof of this must await future spectroscopic data. Based on data from the MOST satellite, a Canadian Space Agency mission, jointly operated by Dynacon Inc., the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, and the University of British Columbia, with the assistance of the University of Vienna.

DOI: 10.1086/504634
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