Kjeldsen et al. (1995) detected excess power in the GO subgiant η Boo from measurements of Balmer-line equivalent widths. The excess was at the expected level, and these authors were able to extract frequency separations and individual frequencies which agreed well with theoretical models (Christensen-Dalsgaard et al., 1995; Guenther & Demarque, 1996). A more detailed discussion of theoretical models for η Bootis was given by Di Mauro & Christensen-Dalsgaard (2001).
Kjeldsen et al. (1995) estimated the average amplitude of the strongest modes to be 7 times solar, corresponding to 1.6 m/s in velocity. 13 individual oscillation modes were identified consistent with a large frequency separation of 40.3 μHz. We note, however, that a search for velocity oscillations in this star by Brown et al. (1997) failed to detect a signal, setting limits at a level below that expected on the basis of the Kjeldsen et al. result.
In this paper we report further observations made in 1998. We observed this star in Balmer-line equivalent width with the 2.5-m Nordic Optical Telescope and in velocity with the 24-inch Lick CAT.