Decomposing Interacting Binary Light Curves: The Eclipses of the Mean Light, Secular Variability and Flickering in Rw Tri

  • Paul J. Bennie
  • R. W. Hilditch
  • Keith Horne
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 208)

Abstract

We describe a new method of orbital light curve decomposition which is applicable to long-term photometry of interacting binaries. This method determines the orbital dependence (including eclipses) of the mean light, secular variability and RMS flickering. We identify the true line of centres of RW Tri and find that the accretion disc is a location of secular variability and a source of flickering.

Keywords

Light Curve Accretion Disc Light Curf Cataclysmic Variable True Line 
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References

  1. Honeycutt, R.K., Robertson, R.W., Turner, G.W., Vesper, D.N., 1994, in “Interacting Binary Stars”, ed. A. Shafter, ASP Conf. Ser. 56, 277Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Bennie
    • 1
  • R. W. Hilditch
    • 1
  • Keith Horne
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St. AndrewsUK

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