We present a preliminary analysis of the newly-discovered pulsating subdwarf B (sdB) star EPIC 203948264. The target was observed for 83 days in short cadence mode during Campaign 2 of K2, the two-gyro mission of the Kepler space telescope. A time-series analysis of the data revealed 22 independent pulsation frequencies in the g-mode region ranging from 100 to 600 μHz (0:5 to 2:8 hours). The main method we use to identify pulsation modes is asymptotic period spacing, and we were able to assign all but one of the pulsations to either l = 1 or l = 2. The average period spacings of both sequences are 261:34 ± 0.78 s and 151:18 ± 0.34 s, respectively. The pulsation amplitudes range from 0.77 ppt down to the detection limit at 0.212 ppt, and are not stable over the duration of the campaign. We detected one possible low-amplitude, l = 2, rotationally split multiplet, which allowed us to constrain the rotation period to 46 days or longer. This makes EPIC 203948264 another slowly rotating sdB star.
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
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Ketzer, Laura, and Mike Reed. "An Analysis of Pulsating Subdwarf B Star EPIC 203948264 Observed During Campaign 2 of K2." In EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 160, p. 04007. EDP Sciences, 2017.
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