Rotation and magnetic activity of oscillating solar-like stars with the Kepler mission
1 Space Science Institute, 4750 Walnut street Suite#205, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
2 Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214, USA
3 Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DRF-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot; IRFU/SAp, Centre de Saclay, 91191 Gifsur-Yvette Cedex, France
Published online: 8 September 2017
For the last few decades the investigation of stellar magnetic activity has been conducted through spectroscopic and spectropolarimetric surveys. This led not only to the detection of magnetic cycles in other stars but also to variable and magnetic activity. For the Sun, the magnetic activity is described as the interaction between convection, rotation, and magnetic field. To study magnetic activity of solar-like stars we need to have the knowledge of the surface rotation period, the properties of magnetic activity, and the structure of the stars. We present the results obtained from the studies of Kepler solarlike targets in terms of rotation periods, magnetic activity proxies and magnetic activity cycles detected. We can then combine this information with asteroseismic studies to have a broader picture of stellar magnetic activity.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017