44 Tau: Discrimination between MS and post-MS models

P. Lenz
2007 Communications in Asteroseismology  
For the Delta Scuti star 44 Tau 13 independent frequencies have been detected in previous studies. This star is unusual among the Delta Scuti stars because of its very low v sin i value of 2 +/- 1 km/s, indicating that it is either an extremely slow rotator or seen pole-on. 44 Tau shows unusually high amplitudes for a typical nonradially pulsating Delta Scuti star and is believed to be a connecting link between the high-amplitude Delta Scuti stars (HADS) and the low-amplitude Delta Scuti stars.
more » ... We performed an asteroseimic study to find the appropriate theoretical model for this star. The fact that the radial fundamental and first overtone frequencies have been identified allows for reducing the number of possible solutions significantly. Standard post-main sequence models with inefficient convection in the envelope seem to be preferable in comparison with various models on the main sequence. They fit both observed global parameters of 44 Tau and most of identified radial and nonradial frequencies.
doi:10.1553/cia150s75 fatcat:m63t7geyfneuhjn426evfsyffa