Photometric Stellar Parameters for Asteroseismology and Galactic Studies

  • Luca CasagrandeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)


Asteroseismology has the capability of delivering stellar properties which would otherwise be inaccessible, such as radii, masses and thus ages of stars. When coupling this information with classical determinations of stellar parameters, such as metallicities, effective temperatures and angular diameters, powerful new diagnostics for both stellar and Galactic studies can be obtained. I review how different photometric systems and filters carry important information on classical stellar parameters, the accuracy at which these parameters can be derived, and summarize some of the calibrations available in the literature for late-type stars. Recent efforts in combining classical and asteroseismic parameters are discussed, and the uniqueness of their intertwine is highlighted.


Stellar Population Solar Neighbourhood Angular Diameter Stellar Parameter Photometric Index 
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This review has benefited immensely from collaborations and discussions with a number of outstanding scientists. In particular V. Silva Aguirre for the seismic part, and the other members of the SAGA Survey team. A. Miglio and the other organizers of the Sexten conference “Asteroseismology of stellar populations in the Milky Way” are also kindly acknowledged for inviting to attend a spectacular meeting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo ObservatoryThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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