n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - NT Aps, a southern sky W UMa stellar system with a decreasing period : observers page
|Article Title||NT Aps, a southern sky W UMa stellar system with a decreasing period : observers page|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 WUniversity of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||72 - 76|
|Keyword(s)||Contact binaries, NT Aps and W UMa stars|
NT Aps, a W UMa star in the southern hemisphere was observed in white light in 2007 and B and V filter in 2008 using personal telescopes from South Africa. From the Hipparcos ephemeris of 1991 a decrease in period of ∼ 125 seconds year-1 for the binary is detected. Furthermore, 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.
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