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quintuple stars system?

Started by fuzzyjeremy
Default_user
over 6 years ago

I'd be curious on someone's opinion on this "star" ... SPH50783666.

Seems like there are multiple star in this system? i find it difficult to read this... what does this make you think of?

Default_user
over 6 years ago

Just the two stars. This is a probable "overcontact" eclipsing binary. The stars are so close to each other and their orbits so short that the changes in light are happening on time-scales too close to Kepler's sampling rate and so you see a so-called "shutter effect" because the "wave" is poorly sampled. You need to zoom in to see what's really going on.

Default_user
over 6 years ago

This might help, the graph zoomed in to the first day only,

So the stars here are orbiting in about 1/3 of a day

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