An Introduction to Data Analysis in Asteroseismology

  • Tiago L. CampanteEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 49)


A practical guide is presented to some of the main data analysis concepts and techniques employed contemporarily in the asteroseismic study of stars exhibiting solar-like oscillations. The subjects of digital signal processing and spectral analysis are introduced first. These concern the acquisition of continuous physical signals to be subsequently digitally analyzed. A number of specific concepts and techniques relevant to asteroseismology are then presented as we follow the typical workflow of the data analysis process, namely, the extraction of global asteroseismic parameters and individual mode parameters (also known as peak-bagging) from the oscillation spectrum.



The author acknowledges the support of the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Funding for the Stellar Astrophysics Centre is provided by The Danish National Research Foundation (Grant DNRF106).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC)Aarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark
  3. 3.Institut für AstrophysikGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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