On the apsidal motion of MY CygniM. Wolf
Astronomical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague, 180 00 Praha 8, V Holešovičkách 2, Czech Republic
Received 17 February 2009 / Accepted 24 February 2009
MY Cygni is a relatively bright eclipsing binary system with a slightly eccentric orbit. Tucker and collaborators found that it shows retrograde apsidal motion in contradiction with theory. Based on a new O–C diagram solution, we concluded that the apsidal motion is prograde in agreement with theory, and its period is about 1400 years. The determined internal structure constant is close to the theoretically expected value. The relativistic effect is significant, being about 18% of the total apsidal motion rate.
Key words: stars: binaries: eclipsing -- stars: individual: MY Cyg -- stars: fundamental parameters
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