Orbital parameters of the close binary central stars of NGC 6337 and NGC 6026

Todd C. Hillwig, Howard E. Bond, Melike Afsar

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Abstract

We present the results of time-resolved photometry and spectroscopy of the central star of the planetary nebula NGC 6026 and time-resolved photometry of the central star of the planetary nebula NGC 6337. The results of period analysis give an orbital period of 0.528088 days for NGC 6026 and a photometric period of 0.173474 days for NGC 6337. In the case of NGC 6337 it appears that the photometric period accurately reflects the orbital period and that the variability is the result of an irradiated hemisphere on the cool companion. For NGC 6026 however, radial velocities from spectroscopy show that the orbital period is twice the photometric period. In this case, the photometric variability is due to an ellipsoidal effect in which one of the stars fills, or nearly fills, its Roche lobe. Based on the data and modeling using the Wilson-Devinney code, we discuss the physical parameters of the two systems. We also relate the physical parameters to the shape and orientation of the nebulosity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-422
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume2
Issue number234
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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