Some properties of spectroscopic binaries.
Abstract
Results are presented for a statistical study of spectroscopic binary systems. Component masses, mass ratios, component separations, and orbital angular momenta are calculated for 826 spectroscopic binaries. The stellar distributions in terms of these parameters and in terms of the spectral type, spectral subtype, and luminosity class of the primary are analyzed, along with various correlations. The dependence of the statistical properties of the spectroscopic binaries on the origin and evolution of the systems is examined. Selection effects in the data are also considered.
 Publication:

Astronomicheskii Zhurnal
 Pub Date:
 December 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978AZh....55.1176K
 Keywords:

 Angular Momentum;
 Binary Stars;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Stellar Mass;
 Early Stars;
 Histograms;
 Late Stars;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Stellar Luminosity;
 Stellar Motions;
 Astrophysics;
 Evolution:Spectroscopic Binaries;
 Masses:Spectroscopic Binaries;
 Spectroscopic Binaries: Angular Momentum