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Asteroseismology of Procyon with SOPHIE

TitreAsteroseismology of Procyon with SOPHIE
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuteursMosser, B, Bouchy, F, Martic, M, Appourchaux, T, Barban, C, Berthomieu, G, Garcia, RA, Lebrun, JC, Michel, E, Provost, J, Thévenin, F, Turck-Chieze, S
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Date PublishedJan
ISBN Number0004-6361
Numéro d'accèsWOS:000252712900027

Context. This paper reports a 9-night asteroseismic observation program conducted in January 2007 with the new spectrometer SOPHIE at the OHP 193-cm telescope, on the F5 IV-V target Procyon A. Aims. This first asteroseismic program with SOPHIE was intended to test the performance of the instrument with a bright but demanding asteroseismic target and was part of a multisite network. Methods. The SOPHIE spectra have been reduced with the data reduction software provided by OHP. The Procyon asteroseismic data were then analyzed with statistical tools. The asymptotic analysis has been conducted considering possible curvature in the echelle diagram analysis. Results. These observations have proven the effient performance of SOPHIE used as an asteroseismometer, and succeed in a clear detection of the large spacing. An echelle diagram based on the 54-mu Hz spacing shows clear ridges. Identification of the peaks exhibits large spacings varying from about 52 mu Hz to 56 mu Hz. Outside the frequency range [0.9, 1.0mHz] where the identification is confused, the large spacing increases at a rate of about d Delta/dn similar or equal to 0.2 mu Hz. This may explain some of the different values of the large spacing obtained by previous observations.

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