Title: Binaries – Key to Comprehension of the Universe
Volume: 435 Year: 2011 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Andrej Prša and Miloslav Zejda
The binary star field is witnessing the dramatic impact of new and future space- and ground-based missions such as CoRoT, Kepler, Pan-Starrs, LSST and others. As active astronomers in the field commence mining these new databases and harvesting important scientific results, this conference assessed the current state of our theoretical understanding, observational capabilities, and common goals among the eclipsing binary, exo-planet and population theory communities. The conference attracted 145 scientists from 32 countries, attesting to the continuing interest and commitment of the community to further advance our knowledge and understanding of close binaries. These proceedings capture today's state of the field and serve as an essential reference to all interested in the eclipsing binary research.
ISBN: 978-1-58381-750-6 eISBN: 978-1-58381-751-3

Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter   
Front Matter 1 Prša, A.; Zejda, M.
Conference Photos 2 Prša, A.; Zejda, M.
Session I. New Frontiers   
The Future of Binary Star Research: Challenges and Rewards 3 Guinan, E. F.
CoRoT Light Curves: A Goldmine for Binary Star Research 5 Maceroni, C.
Binary Star Detection and Parameter Estimation in the RAVE Survey 9 Matijevič, G.; Zwitter, T.; RAVE Collaboration
Precise Distances to the Magellanic Clouds From Unique Late-Type Long-Period Eclipsing Binaries 13 Pietrzynski, G.; Thompson, I.; Graczyk, D.; Gieren, W.; Minniti, D.
Instruments and Missions in the 21st Century 17 Tokovinin, A.
Introduction to VSAA – the Method of Variable Sine Algorithmic Analysis and its Applications to Active Binaries 27 Tsantilas, S.; Livaniou-Rovithis, H.; Latković, O.; Cséki, A.; Djuravšević, G.
Delay Time Distribution of Type Ia Supernovae 33 Mennekens, N.; Vanbeveren, D.; De Greve, J.; De Donder, E.
MOST Satellite Photometry of Eclipsing Binaries 39 Pribulla, T.; Rucinski, S. M.; Kuschnig, R.
Pulsating Binaries in CoRoT Exoplanet Targets 41 Damiani, C.; Cardini, D.; Maceroni, C.; Debosscher, J.
Session II. Modeling Advancements   
Eclipsing Binary Modeling Advances – Recent and On the Way 45 Wilson, R. E.; Van Hamme, W.
Artificial Intelligence in Astronomy 57 Devinney, E. J.; Prša, A.; Guinan, E. F.; DeGeorge, M.
Shellspec – A Code for Modeling the Spectra and Lightcurves of Interacting Binaries 63 Budaj, J.; Richards, M. T.
The Widest Binary Stars: A Statistical Approach 67 Longhitano, M.; Binggeli, B.
Fourier Disentangling Using the Technology of Virtual Observatory 71 Škoda, P.; Hadrava, P.
Applications of Doppler Tomography in 2D and 3D 77 Richards, M.; Budaj, J.; Agafonov, M.; Sharova, O.
Calculation of Emergent Intensities for the Wilson-Devinney Code with New Kurucz Stellar Atmosphere Models 81 Cséki, A.; Prša, A.
MUNI-FITS-Utils 83 Chrastina, M.; Zejda, M.; Mikulášek, Z.
Radiation Pressure Effect on the Roche Lobe 85 Dermine, T.; Jorissen, A.; Siess, L.; Frankowski, A.; Dermine, T.
JAstroCam - A New Tool for Data Gathering with CCD 87 Budyn, M.; Zola, S.; Wojcik, K.
Distance to U Pegasi by the DDE Algorithm 89 Vaccaro, T. R.; Terrell, D.; Wilson, R. E.
Comparison of the B and V Colors as Calculated at Maximum from Physical Parameters of W UMa Stars Observed by the Tycho Mission 91 Pokrzywka, B.; Zakrzewski, B.; Stachowski, G.; Baran, A.; Kreiner, J. M.
Light Curve Analysis of BUL-SC16 335 from B and I Photometry 93 Tello, J.; Jablonski, F.
FM Leo: the Tale of Twins 95 Ratajczak, M.; Kwiatkowski, T.; Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A.; Dimitrov, W.; Konacki, M.; Hełminiak, K. G.; Bartczak, P.; Fagas, M.; Kamiński, K.; Kankiewicz, P.; Borczyk, W.; Rożek, A.
Multiple Dataset Fitting: Eclipsing System Delta Velorum 97 T.Pribulla; Vaňko, M.; Stevens, I.; Spreckley, S.; Tarrant, N.
Preliminary Analysis of DV Psc: A Spotted, Short-Period Eclipsing Binary 99 Parimucha, Š.; Pribulla, T.; Rucinski, S.; Kaluzny, J.; Thompson, I.; Vaňko, M.; Hambálek, L.
The Algol-Type Eclipsing Binary X Tri: BVRI modeling and O–C Diagram Analysis 101 Liakos, A.; Zasche, P.; Niarchos, P.
Hα Observations of the Contact Binary EE Cet 103 Kjurkchieva, D.; Marchev, D.
Precataclysmic Variable V471 Tau – A Striking O–C Diagram 105 Kundra, E.; Hric, L.; Gális, R.
Orbital Analysis of Two Triple Systems in the Open Cluster NGC 2516 107 Veramendi, M. E.; González, J. F.
Nature of the Multiple System V831 Centauri 109 Bakicş, V.; Hensberge, H.; Demircan, O.
Hα Observations of the Star HX UMa 111 Kjurkchieva, D.; Marchev, D.
Session III. Population Synthesis and Catalogs   
Binary Population Synthesis 115 Vanbeveren, D.
Common Proper Motion White Dwarf Companions to Bright Hipparcos Stars 127 Kawka, A.; Vennes, S.; Németh, P.
The Intrinsic Variations of Bright Stars in NGC 7160 131 Mars, M.; Aas, T.; Harvig, V.
Eclipsing Stars Among Variables Discovered Using Scans of the Moscow Plate Stacks 135 Samus, N.; Antipin, S.; Kolesnikova, D.; Sat, L.; Sokolovsky, K.
Driving Mass Out of a Close Binary 139 Mennekens, N.; Van Rensbergen, W.; De Greve, J.; Jansen, K.; De Loore, C.
Low-Mass Eclipsing Binaries as Constraints for Stellar Structure Models 141 Morales, J. C.; Gallardo, J.; Ribas, I.; Jordi, C.; Baraffe, I.; Chabrier, G.; Vilardell, F.
The Statistics of Times of Minima 143 Ogloza, W.; Adamczyk, M.; Kreiner, J.
Variable Star Survey in Galactic Open Clusters 145 Netopil, M.; Paunzen, E.
White Dwarfs in Common Proper Motion Binaries 147 Arazimová, E.; Kawka, A.; Vennes, S.
Session IV. Formation and Evolution   
Evolution of Very Close Binaries of Low Mass 151 Eggleton, P. P.
Pan Binary Scenario for the Origin of Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Galactic Halo 161 Suda, T.; Komiya, Y.; Habe, A.; Yamada, S.; Katsuta, Y.; Nishimura, T.; Ishizuka, C.; Fujimoto, M. Y.
The Formation of Very Wide Binaries 165 Kouwenhoven, M. B. N.; Goodwin, S. P.; Parker, R. J.; Davies, M. B.; Malmberg, D.; Kroupa, P.
Kozai Cycles and Tidal Friction 169 Kisseleva-Eggleton, L.; Eggleton, P. P.
Probing Evolutionary Trends in Close Binaries from Observed Period Changes 173 Nanouris, N.; Kalimeris, A.; Antonopoulou, E.; Livaniou-Rovithis, H.
A New Evolutionary Scenario for the Formation of Massive Black-Hole Binaries such as M33 X-7 and IC 10 X-1 179 de Mink, S. E.; Cantiello, M.; Langer, N.; Pols, O. R.; Yoon, S.-Ch.
White Dwarfs in Post-Common Envelope Binaries 183 Vennes, S.; Kawka, A.; Hughes, S. L.; Németh, P.
White Dwarf Companions to Luminous Stars 189 Kawka, A.; Vennes, S.
Probing the Models: V380 Cygni Revisited 191 Pavlovski, K.; Tamajo, E.; Koubský, P.; Southworth, J.; Yang, S.; Kolbas, V.
Session V. Spectroscopy, Interferometry, Polarimetry   
The DDO Close Binary Spectroscopic Program 195 Rucinski, S. M.
Reconstruction and Analysis of Component Spectra of Binary and Multiple Stars 207 Pavlovski, K.; Hensberge, H.
Interferometric Observations of Algol 217 Borkovits, T.; Csizmadia, S.; Paragi, Z.; Sturmann, L.; Sturmann, J.; Farrington, C.; McAlister, H. A.; ten Brummelaar, T. A.; Turner, N. H.
The Hyades Binary θ2 Tau: A New Spectroscopic Orbit and Orbital Parallax 221 Torres, K. B. V.; Lampens, P.; Frémat, Y.; Hensberge, H.
Polarimetric Analysis of Binary Stars 225 Piirola, V.
Polarization in Soft X-ray Intermediate Polars 237 Katajainen, S.; Lehto, H. J.; Piirola, V.; Berdyugin, A.; Norton, A.; Butters, O.
Spectro-Interferometric Observations of Interacting Massive Stars with VEGA/CHARA 241 Bonneau, D.; Chesneau, O.; Mourard, D.; Stee, P.
Spectroscopic Investigation of TW Dra: Improved Stellar and System Parameters 245 Tkachenko, A.; Lehmann, H.; Mkrtichian, D.
Echelle Spectroscopy of Algol and the Chemical Composition of its Components 247 Pavlovski, K.; Kolbas, V.; Southworth, J.
Spectrophotometry of Southern Symbiotic Binaries 249 Brożek, T.; Mikołajewski, M.; Cikała, M.; Tomov, T.; Munari, U.; Zwitter, T.
Spectrum Disentangling of AK Her and VW Cep 251 Lee, C.-U.; Kim, C.-H.; Kim, H.-I.; Kim, S.-L.; Lee, J. W.
Session VI. Active, Interacting and Chemically Peculiar Binaries   
Multiplicity of Chemically Peculiar Stars 257 Hubrig, S.; González, J.; Schöller, M.
Symbiotic Stars from High to Low Energies 267 Skopal, A.
Shifts of Ultraviolet Lines of Symbiotic Binaries 273 Friedjung, M.; Mikołajewska, J.; Zajczyk, A.; Eriksson, M.
Close Binaries with Pulsating Components 277 Mkrtichian, D. E.
A CCD Photometric Study and Search for Pulsations in RZ Dra and EG Cep 279 Pazhouhesh, R.; Liakos, A.; Niarchos, P.
A Class of Interacting Binaries: Double Periodic Variables 283 Mennickent, R.; Kolaczkowski, Z.
3D Modeling of Accretion Disks and Circumbinary Envelopes in Close Binaries 287 Bisikalo, D.
V2467 Cygni as a Possible Intermediate Polar 297 Swierczynski, E.; Mikolajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Ragan, E.; Galan, C.; Karska, A.; Wychudzki, P.; Wiecek, M.; Cikala, M.; Lewandowski, M.
Accretion Disks in Massive Binary Systems 301 Djurašević, G. R.; Vince, I.; Atanacković, O.
Modeling of Circumstellar Dust Around Symbiotic Miras in Infrared 303 Jurkic, T.; Kotnik-Karuza, D.
Cool Active Binaries Recently Studied in the CAAM Stellar Program 307 Ciçek, C.; Erdem, A.; Soydugan, F.; Doğru, D.; Özkardeş, B.; Erkan, N.; Budding, E.; Demircan, O.
Hard X-ray Emission of Intermediate polars 311 Gális, R.; Eckert, D.; Paltani, S.; Müunz, F.; Kocka, M.
Study of the Classical Novae V2467 Cyg and V2468 Cyg 315 Shugarov, S.; Chochol, D.; Volkov, I.; Pribulla, T.
HD 143 418 – An Interacting Binary with a Subsynchronously Rotating Primary 319 Mikulášek, Z.; Zverko, J.; Žižňovský, J.; Krtička, J.; Iliev, I. Kh.; Kudryavtsev, D. O.; Gráf, T.; Zejda, M.
The Unique Triple System V577 Oph. 20 Years of Observations 323 Volkov, I.; Volkova, N.
The Mysterious Eclipsing Binary ε Aurigae 327 Chadima, P.
New Discovered Pulsational Components in Algol Type Binaries and their Positions on the plane of Porb - Ppuls 331 Soydugan, E.; Soydugan, F.; Şenyüz, T.; Tüysüz, M.; Bakiş, V.; Bilir, S.; Çiçek, C.; Demircan, O.
KU Cyg – An Algol-Type Binary with an Eccentric Accretion Disk 333 Szymański, T.; Zola, S.; Siwak, M.; Ogloza, W.
V2491 Cyg – A Possible Recurrent Nova? 335 Ragan, E.; Mikołajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Swierczyński, E.; Brożek, T.; Gałan, C.; Różański, P.; Wiecek, M.; Wychudzki, P.
Phenomenological ephemeris of the HgMn CP eclipsing variable AR Aurigae 337 Mikulášek, Z.; Žižňovský, J.; Hubrig, S.; Zejda, M.; Zverko, J.; Dubovský, P. A.; Kreiner, J. M.; Albayrak, B.; Zoła, S.; Ogłoza, W.; Janík, J.; Gráf, T.; Kudzej, I.
AG Dra – A Symbiotic Mystery 339 Hric, L.; Gális, R.; Kundra, E.
RS Oph: Flickering Study for 3 Years After Outburst 341 Kundra, E.; Hric, L.; Gális, R.
A Study of the Herbig Be Binary/FU Orionis Object Z CMa 343 Hubrig, S.; Mikulášek, Z.; Schöller, M.; González, J.; Schütz, O.; Stelzer, B.; Zejda, M.; Šmelcer, L.; Brát, L.
Spectral Evidence of Circumstellar Material in the Eclipsing Binary TX UMa 345 Iliev, L.
Effect of Thomson scattering in symbiotic stars Z And, AG Dra and V1016 Cyg 347 Sekeráš, M.; Skopal, A.
SV Cen Reveals its Mystery 349 Siwak, M.; Zoła, S.; Rucinski, S.
DD Mon and XY UMa: CCD Photometry and Modeling of Two Close Binary Systems with Solar-Type Components 351 Gazeas, K.; Liakos, A.; Niarchos, P.
Ellipsoidal Effect in the Symbiotic Star YY Her 355 Wiecek, M.; Mikołajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Świerczyński, E.; Galan, C.; Wychudzki, P.
Light Curves of Galactic Eclipsing Double Periodic Variables 357 Michalska, G.; Mennickent, R. E.; Kołaczkowski, Z.; Djurašević, G.
New Disk-Loss Phase of the Binary Be Star κ Dra 359 Kubát, J.; Saad, S. M.; Šlechta, M.; Yang, S.
Photometric Observations of VW Vul in 2005–2008 361 Katysheva, N. A.; Shugarov, S. Y.
Session VII. High-Mass and X-Ray Binaries   
Galactic Populations of X-ray Binaries and Related Systems 365 van den Berg, M.
A Survey of the Most Massive Stars in the Local Universe 367 Bonanos, A. Z.
Properties and Distances of Eclipsing Binary Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy 375 Vilardell, F.; Ribas, I.; Jordi, C.; Fitzpatrick, E. L.; Guinan, E. F.; Tsodikovich, Y.; Mazeh, T.
Accurate Fundamental Parameters of Five OB-type Systems in the SMC 381 Drechsel, H.; Neßlinger, S.
Interactions in Massive Binary Systems 387 Rauw, G.
Evolution and Colliding Winds in Massive Binaries 393 Pols, O.
Catching the Binaries Amongst B[e] Stars 395 Kraus, M.; Borges Fernandes, M.; Chesneau, O.
B[e] Phenomenon in a Binary System V2028 Cyg 399 Polster, J.; Korčáková, D.; Votruba, V.; Koubský, P.; Škoda, P.; Šlechta, M.; Hadrava, P.; Kučerová, B.; Kubát, J.
Absolute Parameters of Five Eclipsing Binaries in the Large Magellanic Cloud 401 González, J. F.; Veramendi, M. E.; Ostrov, P.; Morrell, N.; Minniti, D.
The Study of Resonant Variability Observed in the Massive LMC System BI 108 403 Kołaczkowski, Z.; Mennickent, R.; Rivinius, T.
NLTE Models of Vela X-1 Primary Wind 405 Krtička, J.; Kubát, J.
HD 306414: Optical Counterpart to the Peculiar X-ray Transient IGR J11215-5952 407 Negueruela, I.; Lorenzo, J.; Herrero, A.; Norton, A. J.
HD 64315: A Likely Double Spectroscopic Binary 409 Lorenzo, J.; Simón-Díaz, S.; Negueruela, I.; Vilardell, F.
Session VIII. Low-mass Binaries and Exoplanets   
Precise Radial Velocity Measurements: Key to Discover Low-mass Companions and Exoplanets Around Stars 413 Selam, S. O.; Yilmaz, M.; Izumiura, H.; Bikmaev, I.; Sato, B.; Kambe, E.; Keskin, V.
Ground Based Astrometric Search for Substellar Companions in Stellar Multiple Systems, The Case of the Exoplanet Host System HD 19994 419 Röll, T.; Seifahrt, A.; Neuhäuser, R.; Köhler, R.
Multi-Ring Structure of the Eclipsing Disk in EE Cep – Possible Planets? 423 Gałan, C.; Mikołajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Świercyński, E.; Wicecek, M.; Brożek, T.; Maciejewski, G.; Wychudzki, P.; Hajduk, M.; Różański, P.; Ragan, E.; Budzisz, B.; Dobierski, P.; Frackowiak, S.; Kurpińska-Winiarska, M.; Winiarski, M.; Zoła, S.; Ogłoza, W.; Kuźmicz, A.; Dróżdż, M.; Kuligowska, E.; Krzesiński, J.; Szymański, T.; Siwak, M.; Kundera, T.; Staels, B.; Hopkins, J.; Pye, J.; Elder, L.; Myers, G.; Dimitrov, D.; Popov, V.; Semkov, E.; Peneva, S.; Kolev, D.; Iliev, I.; Barzova, I.; Stateva, I.; Tomov, N.; Dvorak, S.; Miller, I.; Brát, L.; Niarchos, P.; Liakos, A.; Gazeas, K.; Pigulski, A.; Kopacki, G.; Narwid, A.; Majewska, A.; Steślicki, M.; Niemczura, E.; Öğmen, Y.; Oksanen, A.; Kučáková, H.; Lister, T.; Heras, T.; Dapergolas, A.; Bellas-Velidis, I.; Kocián, R.; Majcher, A.
Proto-Planetary Disks of T Tauri Binaries in Orion: Prospects for Planet Formation 429 Petr-Gotzens, M. G.; Daemgen, S.; Correia, S.
ν Octantis: A Close Binary with a Possible Planet 435 Ramm, D. J.; Hearnshaw, J. B.
NSVS 0165 3195 Ser: A New Low-Mass Binary 441 Wolf, M.; Zejda, M.; Mikulášek, Z.; Janík, J.; Chrastina, M.; Skarka, M.; Dróżdż, M.; Kreiner, J.
ETD - Exoplanet Transit Database 443 Brát, L.; Poddaný, S.; Pejcha, O.; Zejda, M.
Photometric Observation of Transiting Extrasolar Planet Wasp - 10 b 447 Krejčová, T.; Budaj, J.
Session IX. Other Topics   
The Nature of Type Ia Supernovae and Implications for the Properties of Binaries 451 Pritchet, C. J.
Dark Matter Constraints from Wide Halo Binary Stars 453 Quinn, D. P.; Wilkinson, M. I.; Irwin, M. J.; Marshall, J.; Koch, A.; Belokurov, V.
Variable Star and Exoplanet Section of the Czech Astronomical Society 457 Brát, L.; Zejda, M.
ERIDANUS - The Specialist In Eclipsing Binary Observation 459 Gráf, T.
Concluding Remarks 461 Rucinski, S. M.
Back Matter 463 Prša, A.; Zejda, M.