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={Saskia Hekker and Thomas Kallinger and Frédéric Baudin and Joris De Ridder and Caroline Barban and Fabien Carrier and A. P. Hatzes and Werner W. Weiss and Annie 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… 

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