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2022MNRAS.516.2080B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 516, 2080-2094 (2022/October-3)

Revisiting bright δ Scuti stars and their period-luminosity relation with TESS and Gaia DR3.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have used NASA's TESS mission to study catalogued δ Scuti stars. We examined TESS light curves for 434 stars, including many for which few previous observations exist. We found that 62 are not δ Scuti pulsators, with most instead showing variability from binarity. For the 372 δ Scuti stars, we provide a catalogue of the period and amplitude of the dominant pulsation mode. Using Gaia DR3 parallaxes, we place the stars in the period-luminosity (P-L) diagram and confirm previous findings that most stars lie on a ridge that corresponds to pulsation in the fundamental radial mode, and that many others fall on a second ridge that is a factor two shorter in period. This second ridge is seen more clearly than before, thanks to the revised periods and distances. We demonstrate the value of the P-L diagram in distinguishing δ Scuti stars from short-period RR Lyrae stars, and we find several new examples of high-frequency δ Scuti stars with regular sequences of overtone modes, including XX Pyx and 29 Cyg. Finally, we revisit the sample of δ Scuti stars observed by Kepler and show that they follow a tight period-density relation, with a pulsation constant for the fundamental mode of Q = 0.0315 d.

Abstract Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): parallaxes - stars: oscillations - stars: variables: δ Scuti

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