Preliminary evaluation of the Kepler input catalog extinction model using stellar temperatures

Gail Zasowski, Deokkeun An, Marc Pinsonneault

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Abstract

The Kepler Input Catalog (KIC) provides reddening estimates for its stars, based on the assumption of a simple exponential dusty screen. This project focuses on evaluating and improving these reddening estimates for the KIC’s giant stars, for which extinction is a much more significant concern than for the nearby dwarf stars. We aim to improve the calibration (and thus consistency) amongst various photometric and spectroscopic temperatures of stars in the Kepler field by removing systematics due to incorrect extinction assumptions. The revised extinction estimates may then be used to derive improved stellar and planetary properties. We plan to eventually use the large number of KIC stars as probes into the structure and properties of the Galactic ISM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsteroseismology of Stellar Populations in the Milky Way
EditorsAndrea Miglio, Léo Girardi, Patrick Eggenberger, Josefina Montalban
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages83-91
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319109923
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventAsteroseismology of Stellar Populations in the Milky Way Workshop, 2013 - Sexten, Italy
Duration: 22 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Volume39
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Conference

ConferenceAsteroseismology of Stellar Populations in the Milky Way Workshop, 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CitySexten
Period22/07/1326/07/13

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