The roAp stars observed by the Kepler Space Telescope

Holdsworth, Daniel Luke orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2002-896X (2021) The roAp stars observed by the Kepler Space Telescope. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences .

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Before the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope, most studies of the rapidly oscillating Ap (roAp) stars were conducted with ground-based photometric B observations, supplemented with high-resolution time-resolved spectroscopy and some space observations with the WIRE, MOST and BRITE satellites. These modes of observation often only provided information on a
single star at a time, however, Kepler provided the opportunity to observe hundreds of thousands of stars simultaneously. Over the duration of the primary 4-yr Kepler mission, and its 4-yr reconfigured K2 mission, the telescope observed at least 14 new and known roAp stars. This paper provides a summary the results of these observations, including a first look at the entire data sets, and provides a look forward to NASA’s TESS mission.

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