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1SWASP J200503.05-343726.5: A high mass ratio eclipsing binary near the period limit


ZHANG B. QIAN Shengbang ZEJDA Miloslav ZHU Liying LIU Nianping

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source New Astronomy
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Faculty of Science

Field Astronomy and astrophysics
Keywords Binary; Eclipsing binary; Short-period limit; Light curves
Description First CCD photometric light curves of the eclipsing binary system 1SWASP J200503.05-343726.5 are presented. Our complete light curves in V, R and I bands using the Bessell filter show an out-of-eclipsing distortion, which means that the components of the system may be active. The preliminary photometric solutions with a cool star-spot are derived by using the 2013 version of the Wilson-Devinney (W-D) code. The photometric solutions suggest that 1SWASP J200503.05-343726.5 is a shallow-contact eclipsing binary(f = 9.0%) with a mass ratio of q= 1.0705, which is very high for late-type binary systems near the period limit. The primary component is about 230 K hotter than the secondary component. Based on our new CCD eclipse times, the orbital period change was analyzed. According to 0 C diagram, the orbital period of the 1SWASP 1200503.05-343726.5 shows an increase at a rate of <(P)over dot> = +5.43 x 10(-8) days year(-1). The period increase may be caused by mass transfer from the less massive component to the more massive one. This shallow-contact system may be formed from a detached short-period binary via orbital shrinkage because of dynamical interactions with a third component or by magnetic braking. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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