Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 190–195 | Cite as

Gravity-darkening of the secondary component of RW Monocerotis

  • M. Parthasarathy
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Abstract

The two near-infrared light curves of the secondary minimum of RW Monocerotis are analysed for the gravity-darkening coefficient of the distorted subgiant secondary component of later spectral type. It is found that the monochromatic gravity-darkening coefficient of the secondary component of RW Monocerotis at wavelengths of 7800 Å and 7000 Å is about twice that obtained from von Zeipel theory.

Keywords

Light Curf Spectral Type Secondary Component Secondary Minimum 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Parthasarathy
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  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

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