Rapidly oscillating Ap star

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Term: Rapidly oscillating Ap star

A chemically peculiar star characterized by the presence of high-frequency non-radial oscillations, with periods that range between about 4 and 16 min. These variations have periods from about 5 to 20 minutes and low amplitudes (B < 10 mmag). They are consistent with acoustic (p mode) pulsations of low degree and high radial overtone.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan