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SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY ORBITS FROM ULTRAVIOLET RADIAL-VELOCITIES - PAPER 8 - LZ CEPHEI (HD-209481)

HOWARTH, ID; STICKLAND, DJ; PRINJA, RK; KOCH, RH; PFEIFFER, RJ; (1991) SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY ORBITS FROM ULTRAVIOLET RADIAL-VELOCITIES - PAPER 8 - LZ CEPHEI (HD-209481). OBSERVATORY , 111 (1103) 167 - 178.

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Abstract

We present a study of the double-lined spectroscopic binary LZ Cep based on high-resolution IUE spectra. We determine the radial velocities by using a cross-correlation technique incorporating profile fitting; this allows us to measure velocity separations down to unusually small values. The final velocity curve has a small, but significant, eccentricity. By considering other constraints, we construct a model for the system which correctly predicts the light-curve; in the model the secondary fills its critical equipotential lobe. The secondary is conspicuously over-luminous for its mass, and must have reached its present configuration following a phase of case A mass transfer.

Type:Article
Title:SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY ORBITS FROM ULTRAVIOLET RADIAL-VELOCITIES - PAPER 8 - LZ CEPHEI (HD-209481)
Keywords:O STARS, SPACE DISTRIBUTION, CLASSIFICATION
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy

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