2000A&A...354..537S


Query : 2000A&A...354..537S

2000A&A...354..537S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 354, 537-550 (2000/2-2)

Doppler imaging of stellar surface structure. XII. Rapid spot changes on the RS CVn binary V711 Tauri = HR 1099.

STRASSMEIER K.G. and BARTUS J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present a time series of Doppler images of the RS CVn binary V711 Tauri from spectra taken during 57 consecutive nights in November and December 1996. VRI-band APT photometry throughout the entire observing season is used to support the Doppler imaging. A set of altogether 37 overlapping images from the CaI-6439 line allows us to trace the latitudinal and longitudinal migration of individual starspots and their morphological evolution. We confirm the poleward migration scenario discovered by Vogt & Hatzes (1996) and obtain an average latitudinal migration rate of +0.41±0.23 (rms) °/day. Of the five spots detected, one was migrating clockwise and one counter clockwise with respect to the orbital period. One feature possibly changed its direction of migration. The two dominating polar features remained at their respective longitudes. Therefore, we are unable to fully attribute the poleward migration to differential rotation and suggest that a combination of differential rotation, meridional circulation, and local crosstalk between starspots causes the observed migration pattern. For one low-latitude spot, the latitudinal migration was briefly interrupted and seen to reverse before it resumed its poleward migration. We possibly witnessed the merging of two spots after they got too close to each other. One spot became significantly cooler shortly before it merged with the bigger and already cooler polar spot, suggesting that some flux exchange took place likely due to a partial reconnection of their magnetic field lines. The polar spot appeared in our images as a non-axisymmetric feature barely covering the actual stellar rotation pole and was not a cap-like feature as seen in several previous maps. Relative spot temperatures varied between 400K for the weakest features and 1100K for the main polar spot.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: activity - stars: imaging - stars: individual: V711 Tau - stars: late-type - stars: starspots

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
#notes
1 HD 22468 RS* 03 36 47.2911034958 +00 35 15.938962144 7.09 6.79 5.90 5.4   K2:Vnk 1146 0
2 * 10 Tau PM* 03 36 52.3837044168 +00 24 05.992097829 5.23 5.15 4.30 4.09 3.77 F9IV-V 541 0
3 HD 51066 SB* 07 04 15.0575559672 +75 24 40.594373964   7.94 7.00     G8IIb-IIIae 39 1
4 * bet Gem PM* 07 45 18.94987 +28 01 34.3160 3.00 2.14 1.14 0.39 -0.11 K0IIIb 1075 1
5 HD 102365 PM* 11 46 31.0725331317 -40 30 01.285867174 5.65 5.55 4.88 4.35 3.97 G2V 310 1
6 V* HU Vir RS* 12 13 20.6914862928 -09 04 46.880926320   9.69 8.71   7.639 K1V 140 0

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