Power-2 limb-darkening coefficients for the uvby, UBVRIJHK, SDSS ugriz, Gaia, Kepler, and TESS photometric systems. I. ATLAS stellar atmosphere models

DOI: 
10.1051/0004-6361/202243827
Publication date: 
08/08/2022
Main author: 
Claret, A.
IAA authors: 
Claret, A.
Authors: 
Claret, A.;Southworth, J.
Journal: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
664
Pages: 
A128
Abstract: 
Context. Limb darkening is an important stellar phenomenon and must be accounted for in the study of stellar spectra, eclipsing binaries, transiting planetary systems, and microlensing events. The power-2 limb-darkening law provides a good match to the specific intensities predicted by stellar atmosphere models: it is better than other two-parameter laws and is only surpassed by the four-parameter law. <BR /> Aims: Predictions of the limb-darkening coefficients for the power-2 law are not widely available. We therefore compute them, using stellar atmosphere models generated by the ATLAS (plane-parallel) code. <BR /> Methods: Limb-darkening coefficients were computed for the space missions Gαiα, Kepler, and TESS as well as for the photometric systems uvby, UBVRIJHK, and SDSS ugriz. The calculations were performed by adopting the Levenberg-Marquardt least-squares minimisation method and were computed with a resolution of 100 equally spaced viewing angles. We used 9586 model atmospheres covering 19 metallicities, effective temperatures of 3500-50 000 K, log g values from 0.0 to 5.0, and microturbulent velocities of 0, 1, 2, 4, and 8 km s<SUP>-1</SUP>. <BR /> Results: We confirm the superiority of the power-2 law, in terms of the quality of the fits, over other two-parameter laws. This is particularly relevant for the quadratic law, which is widely used. <BR /> Conclusions: We recommend the use of the power-2 law in cases where a two-parameter law is needed. <P />Tables 1-3 are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to <A href="http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr">cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr</A> (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via <A href="http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/664/A128">http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/664/A128</A>
Database: 
ADS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2022A&A...664A.128C/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2022A&A...664A.128C
Keywords: 
binaries close;binaries: eclipsing;planetary systems;stars: atmospheres;Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics