The first K2 roAp star: HD 24355 pulsating in a distorted quadruploe mode

Holdsworth, Daniel Luke orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2002-896X, Kurtz, Donald Wayne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-1015-3268, Smalley, Barry, Saio, Hideyuki, Handler, Gerald, Murphy, Simon J. and Lehmann, Holger (2017) The first K2 roAp star: HD 24355 pulsating in a distorted quadruploe mode. EPJ Web of Conferences, 160 . 03004.

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We present an analysis of the first K2 observations of a rapidly oscillating Ap (roAp) star, HD 24355. The star was discovered to be a roAp star by [1], with a frequency of 224.31 d-1 (2596.18 μHz; P = 6.4 min) and an amplitude of 1.51 mmag in SuperWASP broadband photometry. Spectroscopic analysis of low-resolution spectra show the star to be an A5 Vp SrEu star. The high precision K2 data allow us to identify 13 rotationally split sidelobes to the main pulsation frequency. This is the largest number of sidelobes seen in a roAp star to date. We also see an unusual pulsational phase variation as the star rotates, showing this star to be the most distorted quadrupole roAp pulsator yet observed. Modelling of this star confirms its quadrupole nature, and allows us to constrain the magnetic field strength, angle of inclination and the angle of obliquity.

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