2006A&A...446.1129B


Query : 2006A&A...446.1129B

2006A&A...446.1129B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 446, 1129-1138 (2006/2-2)

Photospheric and chromospheric active regions on three single-lined RS CVn binaries.

BIAZZO K., FRASCA A., CATALANO S. and MARILLI E.

Abstract (from CDS):

A monitoring of three active RS CVn binaries has been performed with medium resolution spectroscopy with the aim of investigating the behavior of chromospheric and photospheric inhomogeneities. Surface temperature, as recovered from line-depth ratios (LDRs), allowed us to map the photospheric spots, while the Hα emission has been used as an indicator of chromospheric inhomogeneities. We have found that the rotational modulation of the Hα emission is always in anti-phase with the temperature wave, i.e. at the time of our observations active regions at chromospheric and photospheric levels are closely spatially associated in these active stars. The residual Hα profiles, obtained as the difference between the observed spectra and non-active templates, are well reproduced by a two Gaussian fitting. The broad emission component, responsible for the wide emission wings in near all the spectra, is often blue-shifted with respect to the center of the stellar disk. The narrow Hα emission displays a phase-dependent variation in all stars and is anti-correlated with the photospheric diagnostics, while the broad one displays no or little rotational modulation. We suggest that the broad emission component is mainly related to physical phenomena, like micro-flaring or strong chromospheric velocity fields, occurring all over the star disk, while the central narrow emission is more affected by chromospheric plages. We have also detected a modulation of the intensity of the HeI D3 line with the star rotation, suggesting surface features also in the upper chromosphere of these stars.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: activity - stars: starspots - stars: individual: VY Ari - stars: individual: HK Lac - stars: individual: IM Peg - techniques: spectroscopic - stars: binaries: close

Simbad objects: 13

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Number of rows : 13
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 * alf Ari PM* 02 07 10.40570 +23 27 44.7032 4.29 3.17 2.01 1.15 0.54 K2-IIIbCa-1 610 1
2 V* VY Ari RS* 02 48 43.7283572894 +31 06 54.592580835   7.72   6.4   G9 211 0
3 V* UX Ari RS* 03 26 35.3764089427 +28 42 54.211100955 7.76 7.28 6.37     K0IV 668 0
4 * del Eri RS* 03 43 14.9008787 -09 45 48.208444 5.13 4.46 3.54 2.82 2.32 K0+IV 557 0
5 V* LQ Hya BY* 09 32 25.5684079124 -11 11 04.687410738 9.316 8.761 7.891 7.288 6.815 K1Vp 412 0
6 V* DM UMa RS* 10 55 43.5440100939 +60 28 09.722249634   10.31 9.29     K0III-IV 158 0
7 V* UZ Lib SB* 15 32 23.2091329303 -08 32 00.933695382   10.12 9.115   7.904 K0III 114 1
8 * sig CrB RS* 16 14 40.85557 +33 51 30.9497           F6V+G0V 482 0
9 V* VW Cep EB* 20 37 21.6248469581 +75 36 01.889162699   8.13   7.0   G8V+K0V 528 0
10 * eps Cyg ** 20 46 12.6823609 +33 58 12.924926 4.370 3.520 2.480 1.73 1.19 K0III 486 0
11 V* HK Lac RS* 22 04 56.6089126762 +47 14 04.482220545   8.01 6.96     K0III 233 0
12 V* IM Peg RS* 22 53 02.2658951462 +16 50 28.291474642   7.024 5.890     K2III 322 1
13 HD 224085 RS* 23 55 04.0516465022 +28 38 01.248194500 8.88 8.20   6.9   K2+IVeFe-1 693 0

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