Cepheids with the eyes of photometric space telescopes [SSA]


Space photometric missions have been steadily accumulating observations of Cepheids in recent years, leading to a flow of new discoveries. In this short review we summarize the findings provided by the early missions such as WIRE, MOST, and CoRoT, and the recent results of the Kepler and K2 missions. The surprising and fascinating results from the high-precision, quasi-continuous data include the detection of the amplitude increase of Polaris, and exquisite details about V1154 Cyg within the original Kepler field of view. We also briefly discuss the current opportunities with the K2 mission, and the prospects of the TESS space telescope regarding Cepheids.

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L. Molnar, A. Pal and E. Plachy
Wed, 8 Mar 17

Comments: 5 pages, 2 figures, Proceedings of the 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation Conference, to be published in EPJ WOC