Volume 384, Number 1, MarchII 2002
|Page(s)||171 - 179|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 March 2002|
Orbits for five southern visual binaries
Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
2 Zeckerner Hauptstrasse 3, 91334 Hemhofen, Germany e-mail: Aalzner@aol.com
3 Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 54 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: R. W. Argyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 December 2001
First orbits have been calculated for the visual binaries WDS 00090–5400, 01061–4643, 05248–5219 and 08447–5443 (Alzner & Argyle [CITE]; Argyle & Alzner [CITE]). The current period for the orbit of (Wierzbinski [CITE]) is too short to represent recent observations. The period has been lengthened to 450 years (Alzner & Argyle [CITE]). For 00090–5400 the period is 221 years with a moderate eccentricity; 01061–4643 is currently near periastron but is underobserved; 05248–5219 has passed periastron but there have been no observations since 1993. The visual component of WDS 08447–5443 (= δ Vel), which is not the same as the eclipsing component recently discovered by Otero ([CITE]), has an unexpectedly short period.
Key words: astrometry / binaries: close / binaries: visual / techniques: interferometric
© ESO, 2002
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