Asteroseismology of the Hyades with K2: first detection of main-sequence solar-like oscillations in an open cluster

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  • Sarbani Basu
  • Víctor Silva Aguirre
  • Aldo M. Serenelli
  • Rafael A. García
  • David W. Latham
  • Luca Casagrande
  • Allyson Bieryla
  • Lucas S. Viani
  • Lars A. Buchhave
  • David R. Soderblom
  • Jeff A. Valenti
  • Robert P. Stefanik

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The Hyades open cluster was targeted during Campaign 4 (C4) of the NASA K2 mission, and short-cadence data were collected on a number of cool main-sequence stars. Here, we report results on two F-type stars that show detectable oscillations of a quality that allows asteroseismic analyses to be performed. These are the first ever detections of solar-like oscillations in main-sequence stars in an open cluster.

Bibliographic note

12 pages, 8 figures, 2 tables; accepted for publication in MNRAS


Original languageEnglish
JournalRoyal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016