Vol 13, No 4

Photometric study of an eclipsing binary in Praesepe

Devarapalli Shanti Priya, Kandulapati Sriram, Pasagada Vivekananda Rao


Abstract We present CCD photometric observations of an eclipsing binary in the direction of the open cluster Praesepe using the 2 m telescope at IUCAA Girawali Observatory, India. Though the system was classified as an eclipsing binary by Pepper et al., detailed investigations have been lacking. The photometric solutions using the Wilson-Devinney code suggest that it is a W-type W UMa system and, interestingly, the system parameters are similar to another contact binary system SW Lac.


Keywords binaries: eclipsing — binaries: close — open clusters: Praesepe

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