Forier Analysis of the Light Curves of Eclipsing Variable Stars. I: Photometric Perturbations for Total and Transit Eclipses
Abstract
The aim of the present paper is to establish the explicit forms of the photometric perturbations, in the frequencydomain, of close binaries, whose components are distorted by axial rotation and mutual tidal action. Following a brief introduction, Section 2 describes the light changes and the photometric perturbations within eclipses in the frequencydomain. In Section 3 the explicit forms of the perturbations for occultation eclipses terminating in totality are given; while in Section 4 analogous results are established for transit eclipses terminating in annular phases. In this latter case the results can be expressed in terms of the photometric perturbations for total eclipses and in terms of some series. To facilitate applications to actual stars these series have been computed and their results are represented in Table I and by the Graphs. Finally, Section 5 gives a discussion of the results. An extension of the photometric perturbations to the case of partial eclipses will be given in a subsequent communication.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 September 1977
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00642458
 Bibcode:
 1977Ap&SS..51...77L
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Photometry;
 Eclipsing Binary Stars;
 Fourier Analysis;
 Light Curve;
 Variable Stars;
 Frequency Response;
 Limb Darkening;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Stellar Occultation;
 Stellar Rotation;
 Astronomy