Determining the ages of nearby A-stars with long-baseline interferometry

Jeremy Jones, R. J. White, T. Boyajian, G. Schaefer, E. Baines, M. Ireland, J. Patience, The CHARA Team

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We determine the age of 7 stars in the Ursa Major moving group using a novel method that models the fundamental parameters of rapidly rotating A-stars based on interferometric observations and literature photometry and compares these parameters (namely, radius, luminosity, and rotation velocity) with evolution models that account for rotation. We find these stars to be coeval, thus providing an age estimate for the moving group and validating this technique. With this technique validated, we determine the age of the rapidly rotating, directly imaged planet host star, κ Andromedae.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung stars and planets near the Sun
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 314th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 11-15, 2015
EditorsJoel H. Kastner, Beate Stelzer, Stanimir Metchev
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107138162
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIAUS 314: Young Stars & Planets Near the Sun - Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


ConferenceIAUS 314
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Internet address


  • stars: early-type
  • stars: evolution
  • stars: individual (κ And)
  • stars: rotation
  • techniques: interferometric


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