Modeling of select short period eclipsing binary stars in the Southern Hemisphere

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dc.contributor.advisor Berrington, Robert C. Van de Water, Jon D. 2019-05-13T19:30:03Z 2019-05-13T19:30:03Z 2019-05-04
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I present the modeling of select short period eclipsing binary star systems in the southern hemisphere. Each eclipsing binary candidate was chosen from the All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS), which is an all-sky survey that performed photometric monitoring of stars brighter than 14th magnitude in the Johnson V band. This survey has catalogued over ten thousand eclipsing binary candidates. Due to the vast number of these candidates, few have been extensively studied. Because of the large area (all-sky) coverage of the ASAS, time resolution of individual systems is poor (~24 hours). I have selected eclipsing binary candidates with orbital periods ranging from 6 to 7 hours and magnitudes between 12th and 13th in the Johnson V band. By focusing on these individual systems, I am able to provide better time resolution that will compliment the survey. The candidates were observed using the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.description.tableofcontents Observations and data reduction -- Light curve generation and analysis -- Modeling and PHOEBE -- Results
dc.subject.lcsh Eclipsing binaries -- Computer simulation.
dc.title Modeling of select short period eclipsing binary stars in the Southern Hemisphere en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US

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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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