A Simple Synthesis Method for Solving the Elements of Well-Detached Eclipsing Systems

  • Paul B. Etzel
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 69)


A simple synthesis method for analyzing the light curves of detached eclipsing binaries exhibiting only small oblateness is outlined. The resulting computer program is flexible to use and faster than D.B. Wood’s widely-used program WINK, which was designed for systems with moderately distorted components. The basic indeterminacies of light curve solutions are mentioned.


Light Curve Surface Brightness Proximity Effect Stellar Surface Wood Model 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul B. Etzel
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  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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