Characteristics of solar-like oscillations in red giants observed in the CoRoT exoplanet field

  title={Characteristics of solar-like oscillations in red giants observed in the CoRoT exoplanet field},
  author={S. Hekker and T. Kallinger and F. Baudin and J. Ridder and C. Barban and F. Carrier and A. Hatzes and W. Weiss and A. Baglin},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
Observations during the first long run (~150 days) in the exo-planet field of CoRoT increase the number of G-K giant stars for which solar-like oscillations are observed by a factor of 100. This opens the possibility to study the characteristics of their oscillations in a statistical sense. We aim to understand the statistical distribution of the frequencies of maximum oscillation power (nu_max) in red giants and to search for a possible correlation between nu_max and the large separation… Expand

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