Visual Orbits of Spectroscopic Binaries with the CHARA Array. II. The eclipsing binary HD 185912

19 Nov 2019  ·  Lester Kathryn V., Gies Douglas R., Schaefer Gail H., Farrington Christopher D., Guo Zhao, Matson Rachel A., Monnier John D., Brummelaar Theo ten, Sturmann Judit, Vargas Norman, Weiss Samuel A. ·

We present the visual orbit of the double-lined eclipsing binary, HD 185912, from long baseline interferometry with the CHARA Array. We also obtain echelle spectra from the Apache Point observatory to update the spectroscopic orbital solution and analyze new photometry from Burggraaff et al. to model the eclipses... By combining the spectroscopic and visual orbital solutions, we find component masses of M1 = 1.361 +/- 0.004 Msun and M2 = 1.331 +/- 0.004 Msun, and a distance of d = 40.75 +/- 0.30 pc from orbital parallax. From the light curve solution, we find component radii of R1 = 1.348 +/- 0.016 Rsun and R2 = 1.322 +/- 0.016 Rsun. By comparing these observed parameters to stellar evolution models, we find that HD 185912 is a young system near the zero age main sequence with an estimated age of 500 Myr. read more

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Solar and Stellar Astrophysics