Kepler Asteroseismology Program: Introduction and First Results

@article{Gilliland2010KeplerAP,
  title={Kepler Asteroseismology Program: Introduction and First Results},
  author={Ronald L. Gilliland and Timothy M. Brown and J{\o}rgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Hans Kjeldsen and Conny Aerts and Thierry Appourchaux and Sarbani Basu and Timothy R. Bedding and William J. Chaplin and Margarida S. Cunha and Peter De Cat and Joris De Ridder and Joyce A. Guzik and Gerald Handler and Steven D. Kawaler and L{\'a}szl{\'o} L. Kiss and Katrien Kolenberg and Donald W. Kurtz and Travis S. Metcalfe and M{\'a}rio J. P. F. G. Monteiro and R'obert Szab'o and Torben Arentoft and L A Balona and Jonas Debosscher and Yvonne P. Elsworth and Pierre-Olivier Quirion and Dennis Stello and Juan Carlos Su'arez and William J. Borucki and Jon M. Jenkins and David G. Koch and Yoji Kondo and David W. Latham and Jason F. Rowe and Jason H. Steffen},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2010},
  volume={122},
  pages={131-143}
}
ABSTRACT.Asteroseismology involves probing the interiors of stars and quantifying their global properties, such as radius and age, through observations of normal modes of oscillation. The technical requirements for conducting asteroseismology include ultrahigh precision measured in photometry in parts per million, as well as nearly continuous time series over weeks to years, and cadences rapid enough to sample oscillations with periods as short as a few minutes. We report on results from the… Expand

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