Volume 366, Number 1, January IV 2001
|Page(s)||202 - 209|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 January 2001|
A spectroscopic study of the eclipsing binaries SV Camelopardalis and XY Ursae Majoris*
Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, N. Ireland
2 Ankara University, Science Faculty, Astronomy and Space Sciences Dept., 06100 Tandogan-Ankara, Turkey
3 University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DG, UK
4 Belgrade Observatory, Volgina 7, 11050 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
F. F. Özeren
Accepted: 9 November 2000
High-resolution spectroscopic observations of the eclipsing RS CVn-type active close binaries SV Camelopardalis and XY Ursae Majoris reveal excess emission components in the Hα and Hβ lines. We have used the spectral subtraction technique to separate the excess emission from the photospheric background and find that in both stars the excess emission is associated with the secondary, cooler component. Analysis of the / ratio indicates that in both cases the emission is probably associated with surface plage regions or prominences viewed against the stellar disks. We find no evidence of excess absorption features associated with extended prominence-like material in these systems.
Key words: star: binaries: spectroscopic / stars: RS CVn, BY Dra binaries / stars: late type / stars: chromospheres of stars: magnetic fields
© ESO, 2001
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