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Absolute properties of the main-sequence eclipsing binary FM Leo

Ratajczak, M., Kwiatkowski, T., Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A., Dimitrov, W., Konacki, M., Hełminiak, K. G., Bartczak, P., Fagas, M., Kamiński, K., Kankiewicz, P., and others. (2010) Absolute properties of the main-sequence eclipsing binary FM Leo. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 402 (4). pp. 2424-2428. ISSN 0035-8711. E-ISSN 1365-2966. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15971.x) (KAR id:72976)


First spectroscopic and new photometric observations of the eclipsing binary FM Leo are presented. The main aims were to determine the orbital and stellar parameters of the two components and their evolutionary stage. First spectroscopic observations of the system were obtained with the David Dunlap Observatory and Poznań Spectroscopic Telescope spectrographs. The results of the orbital solution from radial velocity curves are combined with those derived from the light-curve analysis (V-band photometry from the All Sky Automated Survey and supplementary observations of eclipses with the 1 and 0.35 m telescopes) to derive orbital and stellar parameters. jktebop, Wilson–Devinney binary modelling codes and a two-dimensional cross-correlation method were applied for the analysis. We find the masses to be M1= 1.318 ± 0.007 and M2= 1.287 ± 0.007 M⊙ and the radii to be R1= 1.648 ± 0.043 and R2= 1.511 ± 0.049 R⊙ for primary and secondary stars, respectively. The evolutionary stage of the system is briefly discussed by comparing physical parameters with current stellar evolution models. We find that the components are located at the main sequence, with an age of about 3 Gyr.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15971.x
Uncontrolled keywords: techniques: radial velocities, binaries: eclipsing, binaries: spectroscopic, stars: fundamental parameters, stars: individual: FM Leo
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Agata Makiela
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 10:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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