n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - V448 Cen, a previously unexplored W UMa system of the antipodean sky : observers page
|Article Title||V448 Cen, a previously unexplored W UMa system of the antipodean sky : observers page|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||25 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Contact binaries, V448 Cen and W UMa stars|
V448 Cen, a W UMa star in the southern hemisphere was observed using personal telescopes in South Africa during the 2007/8 season. An ephemeris of V448 Cen is presented. Software modeling packages of BINARY MAKER 3 and PHOEBE were employed to constrain the parameters of the binary components. The result of the modeling exercise is presented. Of interest in this system is the large mass ratio (q) of ∼0.72.
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