Vol 21, No 5

Absolute parameters and observed flares in the M-type detached eclipsing binary 2MASS J04100497+2931023

Gang Meng, Li-Yun Zhang, Qing-Feng Pi, Liu Long, Xianming L. Han, Misra Prabhakar


Abstract The eclipsing binary 2MASS J04100497+2931023 (J04100497+2931023) is classified its spectral type of M0±2V on basis of a low-resolution spectral survey by the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST). The low-resolution spectra exhibit strong single-peak emission in the Hα line. We obtained the radial velocities of this binary by means of the Cross-Correlation Function method from the LAMOST medium-resolution spectra. Both components of J04100497+2931023 indicate strong emissions in the Hα line. We performed follow-up photometric observations of J04100497+2931023 using the Xinglong 85 cm telescope of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. We obtained its full light curve in VRI filters. We first determined their absolute parameters from simultaneously radial velocity and light curves by the Wilson-Devinney program. From our new light curves, we detected three flares for the first time, including one convective flare. The amplitudes, durations, energies, and spectral indices of three flares were also determined. J04100497+2931023 was monitored for approximately 29 h, which indicates that the flare rate is 0.1 flare per hour. We conclude that J04100497+2931023 is a low-mass detached eclipsing binary with strong magnetic activity.


Keywords binaries: eclipsing — stars: flare — star: low-mass — stars: J04100497+2931023

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