EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 160, 2017Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016 – Using Today’s Successes to Prepare the Future – TASC2 & KASC9 Workshop – SPACEINN & HELAS8 Conference
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Seismology: Stars Near and in The Main Sequence|
|Published online||27 October 2017|
The potential of space observations for pulsating pre-main sequence stars
Universität Innsbruck, Institute for Astro-and Particle Physics, Technikerstrasse, 25, A-6020 Innsbruck
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Published online: 27 October 2017
The first asteroseismic studies of pre-main sequence (pre-MS) pulsators have been conducted based on data from the space telescopes MOST and CoRoT with typical time bases of less than 40 days. With these data, a relation between the pulsational properties of pre-MS δ Scuti stars and their relative evolutionary phase on their way from the birthline to the zero-age main sequence was revealed. But it is evident from comparison with the more evolved pulsators in their main sequence or post-main sequence stages observed by the main Kepler mission, that many more questions could be addressed with significantly longer time bases and ultrahigh precision.
Here, I will discuss the observational status of pre-MS asteroseismology and the potential of future space observations for this research field.
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