publication . Article . 2013

Physics of Eclipsing Binaries: Modelling in the new era of ultra-high precision photometry

Pavlovski, K.; Bloemen, S.; Degroote, P.; Conroy, K.; Hambleton, Kelly; Giammarco, J.M.; Pablo, H.; Prša, A.; Tkachenko, A.; Torres, G.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Country: United Kingdom
Recent ultra-high precision observations of eclipsing binaries, especially data acquired by the Kepler satellite, have made accurate light curve modelling increasingly challenging but also more rewarding. In this contribution, we discuss low-amplitude signals in light curves that can now be used to derive physical information about eclipsing binaries but that were unaccessible before the Kepler era. A notable example is the detection of Doppler beaming, which leads to an increase in flux when a star moves towards the satellite and a decrease in flux when it moves away. Similarly, Romer delays, or light travel time effects, also have to taken into account when mo...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: F500, General Engineering, Astronomy, Binary star, Physics, Astrophysics, Binary number, Satellite, Eclipse, Photometry (optics), Light curve, Doppler effect, symbols.namesake, symbols, Kepler
Funded by
Probing Stellar Physics and Testing Stellar Evolution through Asteroseismology
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 227224
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC

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