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2000ApJ...541..298W - Astrophys. J., 541, 298-305 (2000/September-3)

Spectral classification of unresolved binary stars with artificial neural networks.


Abstract (from CDS):

An artificial neural network technique has been developed to perform two-dimensional spectral classification of the components of binary stars. The spectra are based on the 15 Å resolution near-infrared (NIR) spectral classification system described by Torres-Dodgen & Weaver. Using the spectrum with no manual intervention except wavelength registration, a single artificial neural network (ANN) can classify these spectra with Morgan-Keenan types with an average accuracy of about 2.5 types (subclasses) in temperature and about 0.45 classes in luminosity for up to 3 mag of difference in luminosity. The error in temperature classification does not increase substantially until the secondary contributes less than 10% of the light of the system. By following the coarse-classification ANN with a specialist ANN, the mean absolute errors are reduced to about 0.5 types in temperature and 0.33 classes in luminosity. The resulting ANN network was applied to seven binary stars.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Binaries: General - Infrared: Stars - Methods: Analytical - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Techniques: Spectroscopic

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