Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 459–488 | Cite as

Frequency domain light curve analysis of partially eclipsing binary systems: With an application to β Persei (Algol)

  • O. Demircan


Kopal's new iterative method for analysing partially eclipsing binary light curves in the frequency domain has been put into a form suitable for applications, and explicit forms for basic expressions developed. To facilitate the computations in practice, the required newS m -functions, which are expressed in terms ofJ β, γ 0 -integrals, have been extensively tabulated by making use of hypergeometric series. The automated method has been tested successfully on the light curves of β Persei (Algol). Short information on the system and the revised sets of elements including a new determination of the limb-darkening coefficient in the ultraviolet have been presented.


Frequency Domain Binary System Curve Analysis Iterative Method Explicit Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Demircan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland

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