We are determining rotation periods for an ensemble of over 100 wide non-interacting binary stars in the K2 Campaign 5 field that contain two main sequence dwarfs, as well as a smaller sample containing at least one white dwarf component. Observations of such coeval pairs provide the basis for our new investigation of rotation-based age determinations. Such “gyrochronology” ages can achieve a precision that exceeds most other current method of stellar age determination. Here we present a status report on our analysis of the light curves extracted from the K2 Campaign 5 field.
American Astronomical Society
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NASA grants NNX15AV60G and NNX16AB76G
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Oswalt, T. D., Buzasi, D., & Otani, T. (2017). Gyrochronology of Wide Binaries in the Kepler K2 Campaign 5 Field. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1053