Photometric Investigation of the Short Period Eclipsing Binary Star V719 Her
Authors: Goderya, S.N.; Leung, K.C.; Schmidt, E.G.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 243, Number 2, 1 February 1996 , pp. 315-328(14)
Abstract:The Behlen observatory 0.76 m telescope CCD photometer is used to obtain 347 observations of the short period (P∼ 0.^d4) eclipsing binary star V719 Her. The observations done with V and R bandpass filters were made on 6 nights in 1993. Previously published light elements and the present five timings of minimum provide a new epoch and a more accurate orbital period of 0.4009828 days. Our analyses show that the period of the system appears to decrease. We recommend future monitoring of the eclipse minima for this system. No published spectral classification for V719 Her exists. From the color, V-R=0.391, we estimate it to be about F5. The 1993 version of the Wilson Devinney model gave the photometric solutions. The adopted solution indicates that V719 Her is a W UMa type contact binary. The mass ratio, q=(m_2 /m_1, where star 1 eclipse at the primary minimum) = 0.296 suggests that V719 Her is a W UMa system with type-A (transit during primary eclipse) configuration. The secondary minimum shows a total eclipse. V719 Her with period less than 0.5 and spectral class F5, is probably a zero-age contact system. Since our photometric solution shows that the luminosity difference between the components is very large, we suspect that V719 Her is most likely a single line spectroscopic binary. We recommend spectroscopic study of this system.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Behlen Observatory, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
Publication date: February 1, 1996