Active Close Binaries

  • Cafer İbanoğlu

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 319)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Opening Remarks: Physical Causes of the Light Variations of Active Binary Systems and their Interpretation

  3. Interaction in Binaries and Algols

    1. Mirek J. Plavec
      Pages 37-48
    2. Mirek J. Plavec
      Pages 49-60
    3. Robert H. Koch
      Pages 61-68
    4. Robert H. Koch, Raymond J. Pfeiffer
      Pages 81-94
    5. Douglas S. Hall
      Pages 95-119
    6. Alvaro Gimenez, J. Mario Garcia
      Pages 121-135
    7. Tsevi Mazeh, David W. Latham, Robert D. Mathieu, Bruce W. Carney
      Pages 145-154
    8. F. Barone, L. Milano, G. Russo
      Pages 161-188
    9. Paul B. Etzel
      Pages 189-201
    10. P. Koubský, J. Horn, P. Harmanec, G. J. Peters, R. S. Polidan
      Pages 237-238
    11. J. Scott Shaw
      Pages 241-251
    12. H. Rovithis-Livaniou, P. G. Niarchos, P. Rovithis
      Pages 253-266
    13. Tsevi Mazeh, David W. Latham, Robert P. Stefanik, Guillermo Torres, Eti Wasserman
      Pages 267-276
    14. Z. Müyesseroğlu, O. Demircan, E. Derman, S. Selam
      Pages 277-285
  4. Binary Evolution and the Contact Question

    1. Carla Maceroni, Frans Van’T Veer
      Pages 309-319
    2. Frans Van ’T Veer, Carla Maceroni
      Pages 321-329
    3. J. R. W. Heintze, J. J. M. In ’t Zand, F. van ’t Veer
      Pages 331-346
    4. Santo Catalano
      Pages 347-362
    5. Douglas S. Hall, Michael R. Busby
      Pages 377-392
    6. Ronald F. Webbink, Michael S. Hjellming
      Pages 393-409
    7. Santo Catalano
      Pages 411-429
    8. Osman Demırcan
      Pages 431-465
    9. M. J. Arévalo, C. Lázaro
      Pages 501-508
  5. High Energy Binaries and Exotic Objects

About this book


Since the 1970s symposia or colloquia devoted to recent research on close binaries have been held around the world almost annually. At meetings of the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union this topic has also been discussed in detail at presentations in various commission meetings and also as invited talks by leading astronomers in the field. In recent years, fundamental changes have taken place in the study of close binaries due to the improvements in observational techniques, extension of observations from X-ray to radio regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, and advances in theoretical studies. For more than a decade, a group of astronomers at Ege University Observatory has been concentrating on active close binaries with particular emphasis on the behaviour of the light curves of chromospherically active systems. Thus, we decided to organize an international meeting in Western Anatolia, where this part of Turkey had been the cradle for great developments in science during antiquity. KUljadasi, located only minutes away from Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the world, was selected to be the meeting site. Close binary systems constitute a very rich source of information about the physical properties of the component stars. Some systems are eclipsing variables, where periodic recurrences of eclipses are observed as comparatively brief decreases in the total brightness of the binary system. Precise methods of photometric observations make it possible to obtain the light variations of these systems because of eclipses and other phenomena.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cafer İbanoğlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomy and Space Sciences DepartmentEge University Science FacultyBornova, IzmirTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6790-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0679-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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