A spectrum synthesis program for binary stars

Albert P. Linnell, Ivan Hubeny

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A new program produces synthetic spectra of binary stars at arbitrary values of orbital longitude, including longitudes of partial or complete eclipse. The stellar components may be distorted, either tidally or rotationally, or both. Either or both components may be rotating nonsynchronously. We illustrate the program performance with two cases: EE Peg, an eclipsing binary with small distortion, and SX Aur, an eclipsing binary that is close to contact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-746
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 20 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Binaries: eclipsing
  • Methods: numerical
  • Stars: individual (SX Aurigae, EE Pegasi)
  • Techniques: spectroscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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