Volume 374, Number 3, August II 2001
|Page(s)||980 - 996|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 August 2001|
I. light curves for HS Aqr, KX Aqr, AL Ari, V963 Cen, MR Del, NY Hya, DU Leo, UW LMi, and V358 Pup
Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics, and Geophysics; Astronomical Observatory, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Corresponding author: J. V. Clausen, email@example.com
Accepted: 22 May 2001
We present complete uvby light curves of 9 recently discovered eclipsing binaries having late F, G, and K type components within or near the main-sequence band. They are the first results from a long term program carried out since 1994 at the Strömgren Automatic Telescope at ESO, La Silla. The aim is to provide the accurate absolute dimensions for solar-type stars needed for critical tests of the corresponding theoretical models. A serious dilemma appears to be present in the comparison of predictions from current stellar models with fundamental properties of known eclipsing binaries (Popper [CITE], Clausen et al. [CITE]). Spectroscopic observations of the 9 eclipsing binaries are either available or are being obtained, and detailed analyses of the individual systems will be published in a series of subsequent papers. The light curves were obtained as part of a systematic search for new eclipsing systems among a large sample of (mostly) spectroscopic binaries. Catalogues of the extensive uvby and β photometry from this search will be published separately.
Key words: stars: fundamental parameters / stars: binaries: close / stars: binaries: eclipsing / stars: evolution / stars: late type / techniques: photometric
Based on observations carried out with the Strömgren Automatic Telescope (SAT) at ESO, La Silla, Chile.
© ESO, 2001
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