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2002MNRAS.329..597M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 329, 597-604 (2002/January-3)

The stellar mass ratio of GK Persei.

MORALES-RUEDA L., STILL M.D., ROCHE P., WOOD J.H. and LOCKLEY J.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We study the absorption lines present in the spectra of the long-period cataclysmic variable GK Per during its quiescent state, which are associated with the secondary star. By comparing quiescent data with outburst spectra we infer that the donor star appears identical during the two states and the inner face of the secondary star is not noticeably irradiated by flux from the accreting regions. We obtain new values for the radial velocity semi-amplitude of the secondary star, K_K=120.5±0.7 km s^-1, a projected rotational velocity, V_K sin i=61.5±11.8 km s^-1, and consequently a measurement of the stellar mass ratio of GK Per, q=M_K/M_WD=0.55±0.21. The inferred white dwarf radial velocities are greater than those measured traditionally using the wings of Doppler-broadened emission lines suspected to originate in an accretion disc, highlighting the unsuitability of emission lines for mass determinations in cataclysmic variables. We determine mass limits for both components in the binary, M_K>=0.48±0.32 M_☉ and M_WD>=0.87±0.24 M_☉.

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): binaries: close - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: individual: GK Per - novae, cataclysmic variables

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