EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 152, 2017Wide-Field Variability Surveys: A 21st Century Perspective – 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation – Conference Series Meeting
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Surveys and the future: The way ahead|
|Published online||08 September 2017|
Progress report on the K2 RR Lyrae survey
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Konkoly Observatory, H-1121, Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 15-17., Hungary
Published online: 8 September 2017
We have initiated a large survey with K2, to observe thousands of RR Lyrae stars along the ecliptic. The high photometric precision and the 70-90-day continuous coverage will allow us to investigate the light variation of these galactic structure tracer variable stars with unprecedented detail. The survey will help us to conduct a thorough statistical study of RR Lyrae pulsation dynamics including old and recently discovered dynamical phenomena, like resonances, non-radial modes, period-doubling and the Blazhko effect. In this contribution I present a status report of the survey.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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