Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 241–247

Asteroseismology of δ Scuti and γ Doradus stars

  • Gerald Handler

DOI: 10.1007/BF02702332

Cite this article as:
Handler, G. J Astrophys Astron (2005) 26: 241. doi:10.1007/BF02702332


We give an overview of past and present efforts to make seismology of δ Scuti and γ Doradus stars possible. Previous work has not led to the observational detection and identification of a sufficient number of pulsation modes for these pulsators for the construction of unique seismic models. However, recent efforts including large ground-based observational campaigns, work on pre-main sequence pulsators, asteroseismic satellite missions, theoretical advances on mode identification methods, and the discovery of a star showing simultaneous self-excited δ Scuti and γ Doradus oscillations suggest that we may be able to explore the interiors of these pulsators in the very near future.

Key words

Stars: variables: δ Scutistars: oscillations, variables: other

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Handler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstronomieUniversitÄt WienWienAustria