CCD photometric study of the contact binary TX Cnc in the young open cluster NGC 2632.
LIU L., QIAN S.-B., BOONRUCKSAR S., ZHU L.-Y., HE J.-J. and YUAN J.-Z.
Abstract (from CDS):
TX Cnc is a member of the young open cluster NGC2632. In the present paper, four CCD epochs of light minimum and a complete V light curve of TX Cnc are presented. A period investigation based on all available photoelectric or CCD data showed that it is superimposed on a long-term increase (dP/dt=+3.97x10–8) and weak evidence suggests that it includes a small-amplitude period oscillation (A3=0d.0028; T3=26.6yr). The light curves in the V band obtained in 2004 were analyzed with the 2003 version of the W-D code. It was shown that TX Cnc is an overcontact binary system with a degree of contact factor f=24.8%. The absolute parameters of the system were calculated: M1=1.319±0.007M☉, M2=0.600±0.01M☉; R1=1.28±0.19R☉, R2=0.91±0.13R☉. TX Cnc may be on the TRO-controlled stage of the evolutionary scheme proposed by Qian (2001a, b, 2003a), and may contain an invisible tertiary component (m3~0.097M☉). If this is true, the tertiary component has played an important role in the formation and evolution of TX Cnc by removing angular momentum from the central system (Pribulla & Rucinski 2006). In this way the contact binary configuration can be formed in the shortlife time of a young open cluster via AML.
Stars: binaries: close - Stars: binaries: eclipsing - open cluster: individual: NGC 2632 - Stars: individual: TX Cnc - Stars: evolution