Exploiting the Open Clusters in the Kepler and CoRoT Fields

  • Karsten BrogaardEmail author
  • Eric Sandquist
  • Jens Jessen-Hansen
  • Frank Grundahl
  • Søren Frandsen
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)


The open clusters in the Kepler and CoRoT fields potentially provide tight constraints for tests of stellar models and observational methods because they allow a combination of complementary methods. We are in the process of identifying and measuring parameters for detached eclipsing binaries (dEBs) in the open clusters in the Kepler and CoRoT fields. We make use of measurements of dEBs in the clusters to test the accuracy of asteroseismic scaling relations for mass. We are able to provide strong indications that the asteroseismic scaling relations overestimate the stellar mass, but we are not yet able to distinguish between different proposed corrections from the literature. We argue how our ongoing measurements of more dEBs in more clusters, complemented by dEBs in the field, should be able to break the degeneracy. We also briefly describe how we can identify cluster stars that have evolved through non-standard evolution by making use of ensemble asteroseismology.



K. Brogaard acknowledges funding from the Villum Foundation.

Funding for the Stellar Astrophysics Centre is provided by The Danish National Research Foundation (Grant agreement no.: DNRF106). The research is supported by the ASTERISK project (ASTERoseismic Investigations with SONG and Kepler) funded by the European Research Council (Grant agreement no.: 267864).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karsten Brogaard
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eric Sandquist
    • 2
  • Jens Jessen-Hansen
    • 1
  • Frank Grundahl
    • 1
  • Søren Frandsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics CentreAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Department of AstronomySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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