Taylor, J (2021) REDISCUSSION OF ECLIPSING BINARIES. PAPER 7: DELTA SCUTI, GAMMA DORADUS, AND TIDALLY-PERTURBED PULSATIONS IN RR LYNCIS. Observatory -Didcot-. ISSN 0029-7704 (In Press)

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Abstract

RR Lyn is a detached eclipsing binary with a 9.95 d orbit containing two A-stars: one metallic-lined and one possibly metal-poor. We use the light curve from the TESS satellite and two sets of published radial velocity measurements to determine the properties of the system to high precision. We find masses of 1.939 ± 0.007 and 1.510 ± 0.003 M⊙, and radii of 2.564 ± 0.019 and 1.613 ± 0.013 R⊙. After adjusting published effective temperatures upwards by 200 K we find a good agreement with theoretical models for a solar chemical composition and an age of 1 Gyr, and a distance slightly shorter than expected from the Gaia EDR3 parallax. The light curve of RR Lyn shows clear evidence for pulsations. We measure 35 pulsation frequencies and attribute the higher frequencies to δ Scutitype pulsations, and the intermediate frequencies to γ Doradustype pulsations (some of which may be tidally perturbed). The lower frequencies may be tidally excited pulsations in RR Lyn or alternatively of instrumental origin. Most or all of these pulsations are likely to arise in the secondary star. RR Lyn is one of the few eclipsing binaries known to have well-established properties and to exhibit multiple types of pulsations.

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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 15:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 15:54
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10324

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