Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 26, Issue 2–3, pp 241–247 | Cite as

Asteroseismology of δ Scuti and γ Doradus stars

  • Gerald Handler


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 Scuti stars: oscillations, variables: other 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Handler
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  1. 1.Institut für AstronomieUniversitÄt WienWienAustria

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