Volume 398, Number 3, February II 2003
|Page(s)||1163 - 1177|
|Section||Celestial mechanics and astrometry|
|Published online||28 January 2003|
Reprocessing the Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data of spectroscopic binaries*
II. Systems with a giant component
Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
2 Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Avenue circulaire 3, 1180 Bruxelles, Belgium
Corresponding author: D. Pourbaix, email@example.com
Accepted: 19 November 2002
By reanalyzing the Hipparcos Intermediate Astrometric Data of a large sample of spectroscopic binaries containing a giant, we obtain a sample of 29 systems fulfilling a carefully derived set of constraints and hence for which we can derive an accurate orbital solution. Of these, one is a double-lined spectroscopic binary and six were not listed in the DMSA/O section of the catalogue. Using our solutions, we derive the masses of the components in these systems and statistically analyze them. We also briefly discuss each system individually.
Key words: stars: binaries: general / astrometry / stars: distances
© ESO, 2003
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