skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: VARIABILITY SURVEY IN THE CoRoT SRa01 FIELD: IMPLICATIONS OF ECLIPSING BINARY DISTRIBUTION ON CLUSTER FORMATION IN NGC 2264

Time-series photometry of the CoRoT field SRa01 was carried out with the Berlin Exoplanet Search Telescope II in 2008/2009. A total of 1161 variable stars were detected, of which 241 were previously known and 920 are newly found. Several new, variable young stellar objects have been discovered. The study of the spatial distribution of eclipsing binaries revealed the higher relative frequency of Algols toward the center of the young open cluster NGC 2264. In general Algol frequency obeys an isotropic distribution of their angular momentum vectors, except inside the cluster, where a specific orientation of the inclinations is the case. We suggest that we see the orbital plane of the binaries almost edge-on.
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Konkoly Observatory, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1121 Budapest XII, Konkoly Thege ut 15-17. (Hungary)
  2. Institut fuer Planetenforschung, Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt, Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)
  3. Astronomisches Institut, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)
  4. European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, Casilla 19001, Santiago (Chile)
  5. Depto. Fisica, Universidad Catolica del Norte, PO 1280, Antofagasta (Chile)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22131054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 773; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; ECLIPSE; INCLINATION; ORIENTATION; PHOTOMETRY; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; STAR CLUSTERS; TELESCOPES