2008A&A...491..499A


Query : 2008A&A...491..499A

2008A&A...491..499A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 491, 499-505 (2008/11-4)

EK Eridani: the tip of the iceberg of giants which have evolved from magnetic Ap stars.

AURIERE M., KONSTANTINOVA-ANTOVA R., PETIT P., CHARBONNEL C., DINTRANS B., LIGNIERES F., ROUDIER T., ALECIAN E., DONATI J.F., LANDSTREET J.D. and WADE G.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We observe the slowly-rotating, active, single giant, EK Eri, to study and infer the nature of its magnetic field directly. We used the spectropolarimeter NARVAL at the Telescope Bernard Lyot, Pic du Midi Observatory, and the Least Square Deconvolution method to create high signal-to-noise ratio Stokes V profiles. We fitted the Stokes V profiles with a model of the large-scale magnetic field. We studied the classical activity indicators, the CaII H and K lines, the CaII infrared triplet, and Hα line. We detected the Stokes V signal of EK Eri securely and measured the longitudinal magnetic field Bl for seven individual dates spanning 60% of the rotational period. The measured longitudinal magnetic field of EK Eri reached about 100G and was as strong as fields observed in RSCVn or FK Com type stars: this was found to be extraordinary when compared with the weak fields observed at the surfaces of slowly-rotating MS stars or any single red giant previously observed with NARVAL. From our modeling, we infer that the mean surface magnetic field is about 270G, and that the large scale magnetic field is dominated by a poloidal component. This is compatible with expectations for the descendant of a strongly magnetic Ap star.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: individual: EK Eridani - stars: magnetic fields - stars: late-type

Simbad objects: 10

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Number of rows : 10
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 V* CP Oct dS* 03 09 53.7500021592 -83 31 53.581689012   8.01 7.61     F2/3Ib/II 53 0
2 V* EK Eri BY* 04 20 38.6418121776 -06 14 45.577773096   7.036 6.154     K0III 114 0
3 HD 33798 ** 05 15 15.45749 +47 10 14.6314       7.55   G5III 75 0
4 * 53 Cam a2* 08 01 42.4403874648 +60 19 27.806833200   6.177 6.008     A3VpSrSiCrEu 390 0
5 V* FK Com PM* 13 30 46.7996390256 +24 13 57.781233768   9.04 8.245   7.204 G4III 363 1
6 * 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 2232 0
7 * ksi Boo A PM* 14 51 23.3884659504 +19 06 01.619801424   5.40 4.675     G7Ve 515 0
8 V* V4371 Sgr BY* 19 22 57.2643592560 -14 15 32.010966972   10.25 9.52     K1V 45 0
9 HD 199178 Ro* 20 53 53.6520433056 +44 23 11.080108284   7.98 7.24     G5III-IV 208 1
10 HD 224085 RS* 23 55 04.0520383542 +28 38 01.245426862 8.88 8.20   6.9   K2+IVeFe-1 708 0

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