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Title: Physical nature and timing variations of the eclipsing system V407 Pegasi

New multiband CCD photometry is presented for V407 Peg; the R {sub C} light curves are the first ever compiled. Our light curves, displaying a flat bottom at secondary minimum and an O'Connell effect, were simultaneously analyzed with the radial velocity (RV) curves given by Rucinski et al. The light changes of the system are best modeled using both a hot spot on the secondary star and a third light. The model also represents historical light curves. All available minimum epochs, including our six timing measurements, have been examined and they indicate that the eclipse timing variation is mainly caused by light asymmetries due to the spot activity detected in the light-curve synthesis. The hot spot may be produced as a result of the impact of the gas stream from the primary star. Our light and velocity solutions indicate that V407 Peg is a totally eclipsing A-type overcontact binary with values of q = 0.251, i = 87.°6, ΔT = 496 K, f = 61%, and l {sub 3} = 11∼16%. Individual masses and radii of both components are determined to be M {sub 1} = 1.72 M {sub ☉}, M {sub 2} = 0.43 M {sub ☉}, R {submore » 1} = 2.15 R {sub ☉}, and R {sub 2} = 1.21 R {sub ☉}. These results are very different from previous ones, which is probably caused by the light curves with distorted and inclined eclipses used in those other analyses. The fact that there are no objects optically related to the system and that the seasonal RVs show a large discrepancy in systemic velocity indicates that the third light source most likely arises from a tertiary component orbiting the eclipsing pair.« less
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  1. Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22340296
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online); Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASYMMETRY; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; DATA; DIAGRAMS; ECLIPSE; HOT SPOTS; LIGHT SOURCES; MASS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PHOTOMETRY; RADIAL VELOCITY; STARS; STARSPOTS; VARIATIONS; VISIBLE RADIATION