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2019ApJ...883..105T - Astrophys. J., 883, 105-105 (2019/September-3)

Dynamical masses for the Hyades binary 80 Tauri.


Abstract (from CDS):

The empirical mass-luminosity relation in the Hyades cluster rests on dynamical mass determinations for five binary systems, of which one is eclipsing and the other four are visual or interferometric binaries. The last one was identified and first measured more than 20 yr ago. Here we present dynamical mass measurements for a new binary system in the cluster, 80 Tau, which is also a visual pair with a much longer orbital period of about 170 yr. Although we lack the radial-velocity information that has enabled the individual mass determinations in all of the previous binaries, we show that it is still possible to derive the component masses for 80 Tau using only astrometric observations. This is enabled by the accurate proper motion measurements from the Hipparcos and Gaia missions, which constrain the orbital acceleration in the plane of the sky. Separate proper motion values from Gaia for the primary and secondary provide a direct constraint on the mass ratio. Our mass measurements, MA=1.63–0.13+0.30M and MB=1.11–0.14+0.21M, are consistent with the mass-luminosity relation defined by the five previously known systems, which in turn is in good agreement with current models of stellar evolution.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Visual binary stars

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