Title: MOST reveals Spica as an Eclipsing Binary
Authors: Desmet, Maarten
Aerts, Conny
Matthews, J. M
Cameron, C
Kuschnig, R
Walker, G. A. H
Yang, Shiqiong
Bohlender, D
Ostensen, Roy
Briquet, Maryline
Guenther, D. B
Moffat, A. F. J
Rucinski, S
Sasselov, D
Weiss, W. W #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Amer inst physics
Host Document: Stellar pulsation: challenges for theory and observation vol:1170 pages:376-378
Series Title: AIP Conference Proceedings
Conference: International Conference on Stellar Pulsation - Challenges for Theory and Observation Santa Fe, NM, MAY 31-JUN 05, 2009
Abstract: We present a unique observational study of Spica, a binary system with a primary component of the beta Cephei type. We exploit simultaneous high-resolution spectroscopic observations and high-precision photometry obtained by the MOST satellite. An important result is that the MOST photometry reveals Spica as an eclipsing binary contrary to what was quoted in the literature.
ISBN: 978-0-7354-0707-7
ISSN: 0094-243X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
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