7.5 Solar-Like variables

Author(s): Elisa Distefano, Alessandro Lanzafame, Leanne Guy

The Gaia DR2 provides a list of 147 535 solar-like variable star candidates obtained by the analysis of about 22 months of Gaia photometry. For each of these candidates, the Release supplies different parameters like the stellar rotation period, the amplitude of variability and a list of photometric outliers that could be possible flare events candidates. This section describes the methods and algorithms used for obtaining this list, as well as the verification and validation performed on the obtained sample. All the details on the solar-like analysis methods and results are extensively described in Lanzafame et al. (2018).