SIMBAD references

2017MNRAS.472.3554S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 472, 3554-3563 (2017/December-2)

The multi-line slope method for measuring the effective magnetic field of cool stars: an application to the solar-like cycle of ε Eri.


Abstract (from CDS):

One method for the determination of integrated longitudinal stellar fields from low-resolution spectra is the so-called slope method, which is based on the regression of the Stokes V signal against the first derivative of Stokes I. Here we investigate the possibility of extending this technique to measure the magnetic fields of cool stars from high-resolution spectra. For this purpose we developed a multi-line modification to the slope method, called the multi-line slope method. We tested this technique by analysing synthetic spectra computed with the COSSAM code and real observations obtained with the high-resolution spectropolarimeters Narval, HARPSpol and the Catania Astrophysical Observatory Spectropolarimeter (CAOS). We show that the multi-line slope method is a fast alternative to the least squares deconvolution technique for the measurement of the effective magnetic fields of cool stars. Using a Fourier transform on the effective magnetic field variations of the star ε Eri, we find that the long-term periodicity of the field corresponds to the 2.95-yr period of the stellar dynamo, revealed by the variation of the activity index.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): polarization - stars: late-type - stars: magnetic field - stars: magnetic field

Simbad objects: 5

goto Full paper

goto View the reference in ADS

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2017MNRAS.472.3554S and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact