The spaceinn–sisma database: characterization of a large sample of variable and active stars by means of harps spectraF HARPS SPECTRA
M. Rainer, E. Poretti, M Misto, M. R. Panzera, M. Molinaro, F. Cepparo, M. Roth, E. Michel, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro
We created a large database of physical parameters and variability indicators by fully reducing and analyzing the large number of spectra taken to complement the asteroseismic observations of the COnvection, ROtation and planetary Transits (CoRoT) satellite. 7103 spectra of 261 stars obtained with the ESO echelle spectrograph HARPS have been stored in the VO-compliant database Spectroscopic Indicators in a SeisMic Archive (SISMA), along with the CoRoT photometric data of the 72 CoRoT asteroseismic targets. The remaining stars belong to the same variable classes of the CoRoT targets and were observed to better characterize the properties of such classes. Several useful variability indicators (mean line profiles, indices of differential rotation, activity and emission lines) together with v i sin and radial-velocity measurements have been extracted from the spectra. The atmospheric parameters T g eff, log , and [Fe/H] have been computed following a homogeneous procedure. As a result, we fully characterize a sample of new and known variable stars by computing several spectroscopic indicators, also providing some cases of simultaneous photometry and spectroscopy.
The Astronomical Journal
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