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Asteroseismology from MUSICOS multi-site campaigns

B. H. Foing, C. Catala, J. M. Oliveira, A.-M. Hubert, M. Floquet, J. X. Hao, T. Kennelly, L. Balona, H. F. Henrichs, J. de Jong, The MUSICOS Collaboration

Abstract
For the MUSICOS international project (MUlti-SIte COntinuous Spectroscopy), the instrument concept and multi-site operational constraints for microvariability and asteroseismology are discussed. Operations and results from previous MUSICOS international campaigns in 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996 involving Pic du Midi, Haute-Provence, South Africa, La Palma, Kitt Peak, ESO La Silla, Hawaii, Anglo-Australian, Xinglong and other observatories are presented. Some MUSICOS asteroseismology highlights on micro-variability and non-radial pulsations on Be, δ Scuti, O and B, γ Dor variables are reviewed. Perspectives for solar-type asteroseismology with multi-site networks in support to space asteroseismology missions such as COROT, are discussed.

Advances in Space Research
Volume 24, Page 251
January 1999

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