Period changes in W UMa-type eclipsing binaries: DK Cygni, V401 Cygni, AD Phoenicis and Y Sextantis.
WOLF M., MOLIK P., HORNOCH K. and SAROUNOVA L.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a period analysis of the four well-known W UMa-type eclipsing binaries DK Cyg (P=0.47d), V401 Cyg (0.58d), AD Phe (0.38d) and Y Sex (0.42d). Several new times of minimum light, recorded photoelectrically, have been gathered. Analysis of all available eclipse timings of the DK Cygni and V401 Cygni has confirmed a significant increase in period of 1.15x10–10 and 1.48x10–10day/cycle, respectively. A simultaneous solution of the B, V and R light curves was computed for V401 Cyg using the Binary Maker 2.0 synthetic lightcurve software. This solution indicates that V401 Cyg is in contact with a filing factor of 46%. The period of AD Phe seems to be constant. Period changes of Y Sex could be explain by a light-time effect caused by a third body in an eccentric orbit with a period of 58 years.
stars: binaries: eclipsing - stars: individual: DK Cyg - stars: individual: V401 Cyg - stars: individual: AD Phe - stars: individual: Y Sex - stars: fundamental parameters