The K2 RR Lyrae survey
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12.09.2016
Affiliation
MTA CSFK, Konkoly Observatory
Main category
Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Astrononmy)
Abstract
We have initiated a large survey with K2, to observe thousands of RR Lyrae stars along the ecliptic. The high photometric precision and the 80-90-day continuous coverage will allow us to investigate the light variation of these galactic structure tracer variable stars with an unprecedented detail. The survey will help us to conduct a thorough statistical study of RR Lyrae pulsation dynamics including old and recently discovered dynamical phenomena, like resonances, non-radial modes, period-doubling and the Blazhko-effect. In this talk I describe the survey, present the first results and discuss the prospects in the light of what the combination of the survey and LSST (and also Gaia) will have to offer in the context of galactic structure studies.
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English
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