Advanced Topics and Techniques

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This chapter addresses some of the many improvements and extensions of ideas and techniques in EB research over the last decade: The direct distance estimation through the analyses of EBs and the derivation of ephemerides and third-body orbital parameters from light and radial velocity curves. The Kepler mission [cf. Koch et al. (2006)] launched on 6th of March 2009, the GAIA mission with a target launch data in 2011, or the ground based survey LSST in discussion for after 2015 will add a new challenge to the field: The analysis of a large number of EB light curves from surveys. Detection of extrasolar planets by transit methods is a field where EB methods have been used successfully.


Radial Velocity Light Curve Light Curf Color Index Extrasolar Planet 
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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