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Solar-like oscillations in low-luminosity red giants: First results from kepler

Bedding, Timothy Russell; Huber, D; Stello, Dennis; Elsworth, Y; Hekker, S; Kallinger, T; Mathur, S; Mosser, B; Preston, H L; Ballot, J; Ireland, Michael


We have measured solar-like oscillations in red giants using time-series photometry from the first 34 days of science operations of the Kepler Mission. The light curves, obtained with 30 minute sampling, reveal clear oscillations in a large sample of G and K giants, extending in luminosity from the red clump down to the bottom of the giant branch. We confirm a strong correlation between the large separation of the oscillations (Δν) and the frequency of maximum power (νmax). We focus on a sample...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/713/2/L176


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