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Asteroseismic modelling of Procyon A: Preliminary results

G. Doǧan, A. Bonanno, T. R. Bedding, T. L. Campante, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, H. Kjeldsen

We present our preliminary results of the modelling of the F5 star Procyon A. The frequencies predicted by our models are compared with the frequencies extracted through a global fit to the power spectrum obtained by the latest ground-based observations, which provides two different mode identification scenarios.

stars: evolution - stars: individual (Procyon A) – stars: oscillations

Astronomische Nachrichten
Volume 331, Page 949
December 2010

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