Query : 2004A&A...416.1069S

2004A&A...416.1069S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 416, 1069-1079 (2004/3-4)

Line-profile variability in the β Cephei star ε Centauri.


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We present an analysis of 530 high-resolution spectra of the β Cephei star ε Cen, showing complex variations in the rotationally broadened absorption line-profiles of the Si III triplet (λ4552, 4567, 4574Å). Most data were acquired during four dedicated observing runs between April 1996 and June 1998, with time spans between 6 and 14 days. We calculate velocity moments of the line profiles and apply Fourier analysis techniques to analyze their time behavior. The variations of the velocity moments confirm the presence of two periods already known from photometry, and provide evidence for the presence of two or more non-radial pulsation modes. Our analysis of the spectral time series concentrates on the variability at each position in the λ4567Å line profile. In addition to the two frequencies found in the radial-velocity variations, we find several other periodicities to be present across the line profile. We use Fourier analysis, sinusoid fitting, and folding techniques to analyze the amplitude and phase information for each of the detected periods. We find evidence for at least five pulsation modes in ε Cen, and identify l-values between 2 and 5.

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Journal keyword(s): line: profiles - stars: early-type - stars: oscillations - stars: rotation - stars: variable: other - stars: individual: ε Cen

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME Lower Centaurus Crux As* 12 19 -57.1           ~ 451 1
2 * eps Cen bC* 13 39 53.25774 -53 27 59.0081 1.16 2.08 2.30 2.45 2.70 B1III 249 0
3 NAME Upper Sco-Cen As* 16 15 -24.2           ~ 1282 1

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