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A new method for the spectroscopic identification of stellar non-radial pulsation modes: II. Mode identification of the delta Scuti star FG Virginis
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2006 (English)In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 455, no 1, 235-246 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims. We present a mode identification based on new high-resolution time-series spectra of the non-radially pulsating delta Scuti star FG Vir (HD 106384, V = 6.57, A5V). From 2002 February to June a global Delta Scuti Network (DSN) campaign, utilizing high-resolution spectroscopy and simultaneous photometry has been conducted for FG Vir in order to provide a theoretical pulsation model. In this campaign we have acquired 969 Echelle spectra covering 147 h at six observatories.

Methods. The mode identification was carried out by analyzing line profile variations by means of the Fourier parameter fit method, where the observational Fourier parameters across the line are fitted with theoretical values. This method is especially well suited for determining the azimuthal order m of non-radial pulsation modes and thus complementary with the method of Daszynska-Daszkiewicz (2002) which does best at identifying the degree l.

Results. 15 frequencies between 9.2 and 33.5 d(-1) were detected spectroscopically. We determined the azimuthal order m of 12 modes and constrained their harmonic degree l. Only modes of low degree (l <= 4) were detected, most of them having axisymmetric character mainly due to the relatively low projected rotational velocity of FG Vir. The detected non-axisymmetric modes have azimuthal orders between -2 and 1. We derived an inclination of 19 degrees, which implies an equatorial rotational rate of 66 km s(-1).

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2006. Vol. 455, no 1, 235-246 p.
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techniques : spectroscopic; line : profiles; stars : variables : delta Scuti; stars : individual : HD 106384=FG Vir
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21952DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20064877ISI: 000239455100024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21952DiVA: diva2:49725
Available from: 2007-01-08 Created: 2007-01-08 Last updated: 2011-06-29Bibliographically approved

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