Beyond the Kepler/K2 bright limit: variability in the seven brightest members of the Pleiades

24 Aug 2017 T. R. White B. J. S. Pope V. Antoci P. I. Pápics C. Aerts D. R. Gies K. Gordon D. Huber G. H. Schaefer S. Aigrain S. Albrecht T. Barclay G. Barentsen P. G. Beck T. R. Bedding M. Fredslund Andersen F. Grundahl S. B. Howell M. J. Ireland S. J. Murphy M. B. Nielsen V. Silva Aguirre P. G. Tuthill

The most powerful tests of stellar models come from the brightest stars in the sky, for which complementary techniques, such as astrometry, asteroseismology, spectroscopy, and interferometry can be combined. The K2 Mission is providing a unique opportunity to obtain high-precision photometric time series for bright stars along the ecliptic... (read more)

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