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Marking an eclipsing binary?

Started by pesare
Default_user
over 7 years ago

Hello! I'm new here, so forgive me if this seems like a stupid question, but I could not find an answer anywhere. I came across a light curve that clearly showed an eclipsing binary. I did not mark it as having transit features, since it wasn't a planet. But my question is: should I have marked it?

Default_user
over 7 years ago

Since you don't know if the star has already been identified as an eclipsing binary when you first see it, you should mark at least a few of the eclipses just in case it is an unknown eclipsing binary.

Default_user
over 7 years ago

As ggccg says, marking some transits ensures unknown EBs will be identified. I try to mark 5 transits (assuming period allows): 3 primary to pin down the period and the two intervening secondaries, to pin down any eccentricity.

Default_user
over 7 years ago

Thank you very much for the help. I'll mark them from now on.

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