In the age of Kepler and CoRoT, extended observations have provided estimates of stellar pulsation frequencies that have achieved new levels of precision, regularly exceeding fractional levels of a few parts in 104. These high levels of precision now in principle exceed the point where one can ignore the Doppler shift of pulsation frequencies caused by the motion of a star relative to the observer. We present a correction for these Doppler shifts and use previously published pulsation frequencies to demonstrate the significance of the effect. We suggest that reported pulsation frequencies should be routinely corrected for stellar line-of-sight velocity Doppler shifts, or if a line-of-sight velocity estimate is not available, the frame of reference in which the frequencies are reported should be clearly stated.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices|
|Early online date||28 Sept 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2014|
- stars: oscillations
- methods: data analysis