Query : 2003A&A...401L..17S

2003A&A...401L..17S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 401, L17-20 (2003/4-3)

Discovery of the eclipse in the symbiotic binary Z Andromedae.


Abstract (from CDS):

Our photometric observations of the symbiotic binary Z And during its recent (2000-2003) active phase revealed a minimum in the U, B and V light curves (LC) at the position of the inferior conjunction of its cool component (the orbital phase φ= 0). This fact and the behaviour of colour indices suggest that the minimum was due to the eclipse of the active hot object by the red giant. Physically plausible fit of the eclipse profile and a precise analysis of the spectral energy distribution (SED) in the ultraviolet continuum suggest a disk-like structure for the hot object during active phases. The present knowledge of fundamental parameters of the system limits the orbital inclination i to 76°-90°. The presence of the Rayleigh attenuated far-UV continuum at φ∼0 during quiescent phase confirms the very high inclination of the Z And orbit.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: binaries: symbiotics - stars: individual: Z And

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 V* Z And Sy* 23 33 39.9553225728 +48 49 05.974867308 8.86 9.35 8.00     M2III+B1eq 519 0
2 BD+47 4192 * 23 33 50.2756949064 +48 41 15.153826596   9.45 9.03     A5 20 0
3 * 18 And * 23 39 08.3316539712 +50 28 18.237535608   5.24 5.35     B9Ve 58 0

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