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Title: APSIDAL MOTIONS OF 27 BINARY SYSTEMS IN THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD

We present the periods of apsidal motion for 27 early-type eclipsing binaries with high eccentricity located in the Small Magellanic Cloud. New times of minima were derived from the light curves constructed by the MACHO, Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)-II, and OGLE-III survey data. The eclipse timing diagrams of the binary systems were analyzed using those timings and the elements of apsidal motions were obtained in detail for the first time. The apsidal motion periods of all systems were estimated by detailed analysis of both eclipse timings and light curves; a strong correlation value between both methods is shown. We confirm that OGLE-SMC-ECL-2194 shows the shortest known apsidal motion period of 7.1 yr in a detached system with main sequence stars. Nineteen systems show intermediate apsidal motion periods between 10 and 100 yr, and seven systems exhibit long apsidal periods of more than 100 yr.
Authors:
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  1. Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Sejong University, Seoul, 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22520207
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (Online); Journal Volume: 150; 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; BINARY STARS; CORRELATIONS; ECLIPSE; GRAVITATIONAL LENSES; MAGELLANIC CLOUDS; MAIN SEQUENCE STARS; VISIBLE RADIATION