2005A&A...435..289V


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2005A&A...435..289V - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 435, 289-301 (2005/5-3)

Is Arcturus a well-understood K giant? Test of model atmospheres and potential companion detection by near-infrared interferometry.

VERHOELST T., BORDE P.J., PERRIN G., DECIN L., ERIKSSON K., RIDGWAY S.T., SCHULLER P.A., TRAUB W.A., MILLAN-GABET R., LACASSE M.G. and WAELKENS C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present near-IR interferometric measurements of the K1.5 giant Arcturus (α Bootis), obtained at the IOTA interferometer with the FLUOR instrument, in four narrow filters with central wavelengths ranging from 2.03µm to 2.39µm. These observations were expected to allow us to quantify the wavelength dependence of the diameter of a typical K giant. They are compared to predictions from both plane-parallel and spherical model atmospheres. Unexpectedly, neither can explain the observed visibilities. We show that these data suggest the presence of a companion, in accordance with the Hipparcos data on this star, and discuss this solution with respect to Arcturus' single star status.

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Journal keyword(s): techniques: interferometric - stars: individual: Arcturus - stars: atmospheres - stars: binaries: general

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Number of rows : 2

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
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1 * alf Boo RG* 14 15 39.67207 +19 10 56.6730 2.46 1.18 -0.05 -1.03 -1.68 K1.5IIIFe-0.5 2165 0
2 V* EK Boo LP? 14 46 05.94566 +15 07 54.4332 8.51 7.20 5.63     M5III 73 0

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