Near-contact binary spotting activity : the effect of a common atmosphere

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaitchuck, Ronald H. en_US Gritton, Jeffrey A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:49Z 2011-06-03T19:41:49Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2008 .G75 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this investigation of near-contact binary stars, the author fit a synthetic light, computer generated, curve model to observations by adjusting various parameters of two near-contact binary pairs, CN Andromeda and TZ Draconis. By fitting asymmetries in the light curves using spotting parameters, the spotting activity for both stars can be determined. From the spotting parameters it is possible to compare the spotting activity of these two near-contact binaries to the spotting activity of 47 contact binaries (Csizmadia et al., 2004). The author determined that, for both TZ Dra and CN And, spots are located at positions that were previously not seen in other observations of contact binaries (Hill, 2007).
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent 39 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Starspots -- Computer simulation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Double stars -- Atmospheres -- Computer simulation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eclipsing binaries -- Light curves -- Computer simulation. en_US
dc.title Near-contact binary spotting activity : the effect of a common atmosphere en_US
dc.title.alternative Near contact binary spotting activity en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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