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Paper: Interferometric Techniques for Binary Stars
Volume: 487, Resolving The Future Of Astronomy With Long-Baseline Interferometry
Page: 129
Authors: Kloppenborg, B.
Abstract: Binary stars are important astrophysical laboratories that permit the determination of fundamental parameters. The masses and radii of the components can be derived if a good understanding of the orbits is had. In the best case, even a distance may be determined if results from spectroscopic and astrometric orbits are combined. Single-line spectroscopic binaries are an exception to this statement because the secondary is not detected. In this work we review traditional orbital solution routines and propose a method to find the undetermined semi-major axis, and therefore the mass ratio, for single-line eclipsing spectroscopic binaries using interferometric techniques.
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