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The pulsations of the B5IVe star HD 181231 observed with CoRoT and ground-based spectroscopy

TitreThe pulsations of the B5IVe star HD 181231 observed with CoRoT and ground-based spectroscopy
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuteursNeiner, C, Gutierrez-Soto, J, Baudin, F, de Batz, B, Fremat, Y, Huat, AL, Floquet, M, Hubert, AM, Leroy, B, Diago, PD, Poretti, E, Carrier, F, Rainer, M, Catala, C, Thizy, O, Buil, C, Ribeiro, J, Andrade, L, Emilio, M, Lara, FE, Fabregat, J, Janot-Pacheco, E, Martayan, C, Semaan, T, Suso, J, Baglin, A, Michel, E, Samadi, R
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number0004-6361
Numéro d'accèsWOS:000271052700017

Context. HD 181231 is a B5IVe star, which has been observed with the CoRoT satellite during similar to 5 consecutive months and simultaneously from the ground in spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry. Aims. By analysing these data, we aim to detect and characterize as many pulsation frequencies as possible, to search for the presence of beating effects possibly at the origin of the Be phenomenon. Our results will also provide a basis for seismic modelling. Methods. The fundamental parameters of the star are determined from spectral fitting and from the study of the circumstellar emission. The CoRoT photometric data and ground-based spectroscopy are analysed using several Fourier techniques: CLEAN-NG, PASPER, and TISAFT, as well as a time-frequency technique. A search for a magnetic field is performed by applying the LSD technique to the spectropolarimetric data. Results. We find that HD 181231 is a B5IVe star seen with an inclination of similar to 45 degrees. No magnetic field is detected in its photosphere. We detect at least 10 independent significant frequencies of variations among the 54 detected frequencies, interpreted in terms of non-radial pulsation modes and rotation. Two longer-term variations are also detected: one at similar to 14 days resulting from a beating effect between the two main frequencies of short-term variations, the other at similar to 116 days due either to a beating of frequencies or to a zonal pulsation mode. Conclusions. Our analysis of the CoRoT light curve and ground-based spectroscopic data of HD 181231 has led to the determination of the fundamental and pulsational parameters of the star, including beating effects. This will allow a precise seismic modelling of this star.

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