First spectra of the W UMa system V524 Monocerotis*
European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19, Chile e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 August 2004
We present the first high-resolution spectra of the W UMa contact binary V524 Mon. The spectra of the two components are very similar, resembling a G5 and a K0. We find the radial velocities and rotational velocities consistent with corotation. We estimate the radii and the masses and derive a mass ratio . We confirm that V524 Mon is a W-type contact system, likely enclosed in a common convective envelope, as found by [CITE]. We do not find evidence for the expected level of emission in the chromospheric H and K lines, neither Hα, indicating that the magnetic activity is much weaker than expected or that other processes are hampering chromospheric emission.
Key words: stars: binaries: symbiotic / stars: binaries: spectroscopic / stars: chromospheres / stars: activity
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