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1999MNRAS.302..245R - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 302, 245-252 (1999/January-2)

Interferometry and spectroscopy of beta Cen: a beta Cephei star in a binary system.

ROBERTSON J.G., BEDDING T.R., AERTS C., WAELKENS C., MARSON R.G. and BARTON J.R.

Abstract (from CDS):

β Cen is a bright β Cephei variable and has long been suspected to be a binary. Here we report interferometric observations with the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope at a single epoch which show the star to be a binary with components separated by 15 milliarcsec and having approximately equal luminosities at 486 nm. We also present high-resolution spectra taken over five nights with the ESO CAT which show β Cen to be a double-lined spectroscopic binary. We identify two pulsation frequencies in the primary. Further spectroscopic and interferometric studies of this double star should allow determination of its orbital parameters and component masses.

Abstract Copyright: 1998, Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): techniques: interferometric - stars: individual: β Cen - stars: variables: other

Simbad objects: 6

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