Spectroscopic Mode Identifications of Three γ Doradus Stars
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
We present the modes identified for frequencies found in spectroscopic observations of the Doradus stars HD 189631, QW Puppis, and IR Draconis. A cross-correlation tech- nique was used to create mean line profiles for HD 189631. Four frequencies and modes were identified for this star: 1.6774±0.0002 d⁻¹, 1.4174±0.0002 d⁻¹, 0.0714±0.0002 d⁻¹, and 1.8228 ± 0.0002 d⁻¹ which were identified with the modes (l,m) = (1, +1), (1, +1), (2,−2), and (1, +1) respectively. A least-squares deconvolution method was implemented for line profile generation in the study of QW Puppis and IR Draconis. Three frequen- cies were identified for QW Puppis: 0.055972 ± 0.000004 d⁻¹, 0.064846 ± 0.000004, and 5.219398±0.000002 d⁻¹. These frequencies were identified with the modes (l,m) = (1,−1), (4,−1), (4, +1). Two frequencies were identified in spectra of the rapidly rotating star IR Draconis: 0.00515 ± 0.00003 d⁻¹ and 2.35538 ± 0.00004 d⁻¹; which were identified with (l,m) = (1,−1), and (1, +1) modes respectively. These mode identifications will assist in modelling the structure and interior conditions of these main sequence, non-radially pulsating stars.