Population synthesis of RR Lyrae stars in the original Kepler and K2 fields of view

Authors. Ottó Hanyecz, Róbert Szabó

Journal. Communications from the Konkoly Observatory, Vol. 105

Abstract. It is interesting to ask what fraction of the total available RR Lyrae (RRL) sample that falls in the Kepler and K2 Fields of View (FoV) is known or discovered. In order to answer this question we compared the known RRL sam- ple in the Kepler and K2 fields with synthetic Galactic models. The Catalina Sky Survey RRL sample was used to calibrate our method. We found that a large number of faint RRL stars is missing from Kepler and K2 fields.

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