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Title:
Doppler imaging of the active star PW And
Authors:
Gu, Sheng-hong; Collier Cameron, Andrew; Kim, Kang Min
Affiliation:
AA(National Astronomical Observatoires/Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 110, Kunming 650011, P. R. China ), AB(SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, UK), AC(Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 61-1 Whaam-Dong Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-348, Korea)
Publication:
Solar and Stellar Variability: Impact on Earth and Planets, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 264, p. 90-92
Publication Date:
02/2010
Origin:
CUP
Keywords:
stars: late-type, stars: activity, stars: spots
DOI:
10.1017/S1743921309992456
Bibliographic Code:
2010IAUS..264...90G

Abstract

We present spot activity of the K2V pre-main-sequence star PW And based on the high-resolution spectroscopic data obtained at Xinglong station and BOAO in 2005 November and December. Using the Least-Squares Deconvolution method, we have derived time series of composite profiles of PW And with high signal to noise ratio. These have been used to reconstruct its starspot pattern via the Doppler imaging method. The result shows that intermediate to high-latitude spots are the dominant features and weak low-latitude spots also appear. Comparing Doppler images from two data subsets, it can be found that almost no difference between two images exists except the small position evolution of weak low-latitude spots, which suggests that the intermediate to high-latitude spots have longer lifetimes than one month, and the low-latitude spots have shorter lifetimes.

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