The gravity-darkening of highly distorted stars in close binary systems. II. Practical analysis of main-sequence stars in detached systems.
Based on the theoretical expressions for the gravity-darkening of close binary systems, the value of the exponent of gravity-darkening has been practically deduced for main-sequence componenents in detached systems from analysis of their observed ellipticity effect. The result reveals that the values of the exponent deduced for main-sequence components with spectral types of O and B do not deviate much from unity, but just after the middle A-type onward, the exponent decreases its value rather steeply.
Annals of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
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- Binary Stars;
- Main Sequence Stars;
- Stellar Gravitation;
- A Stars;
- Astronomical Spectroscopy;
- B Stars;
- O Stars;
- Stellar Atmospheres;
- Close Binaries:Detached Systems;
- Close Binaries:Gravity Darkening;
- Detached Systems:Close Binaries;
- Gravity Darkening:Close Binaries