Eclipsing binary statistics  Theory and observation
(2005) In Astronomy & Astrophysics 442(3). p.10031013 Abstract
 The expected distributions of eclipsedepth versus period for eclipsing binaries of different luminosities are derived from largescale population synthesis experiments. Using the rapid Hurley et al. BSE binary evolution code, we have evolved several hundred million binaries, starting from various simple input distributions of masses and orbitsizes. Eclipse probabilities and predicted distributions over period and eclipsedepth (P/Delta m) are given in a number of mainsequence intervals, from Ostars to brown dwarfs. The comparison between theory and Hipparcos observations shows that a standard (Duquennoy & Mayor) input distribution of orbitsizes ( a) gives reasonable numbers and P/Delta mdistributions, as long as the massratio... (More)
 The expected distributions of eclipsedepth versus period for eclipsing binaries of different luminosities are derived from largescale population synthesis experiments. Using the rapid Hurley et al. BSE binary evolution code, we have evolved several hundred million binaries, starting from various simple input distributions of masses and orbitsizes. Eclipse probabilities and predicted distributions over period and eclipsedepth (P/Delta m) are given in a number of mainsequence intervals, from Ostars to brown dwarfs. The comparison between theory and Hipparcos observations shows that a standard (Duquennoy & Mayor) input distribution of orbitsizes ( a) gives reasonable numbers and P/Delta mdistributions, as long as the massratio distribution is also close to the observed flat ones. A random pairing model, where the primary and secondary are drawn independently from the same IMF, gives more than an order of magnitude too few eclipsing binaries on the upper main sequence. For a set of eclipsing OBsystems in the LMC, the observed perioddistribution is different from the theoretical one, and the input orbit distributions and/or the evolutionary environment in LMC has to be different compared with the Galaxy. A natural application of these methods are estimates of the numbers and properties of eclipsing binaries observed by largescale surveys like Gaia. (Less)
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 Söderhjelm, Staffan ^{LU} and Dischler, Johann ^{LU}
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 2005
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 stars : evolution, stars : formation, binaries : eclipsing, methods : miscellaneous, binaries : general, stars : statistics
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 Astronomy & Astrophysics
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 442
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 3
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 1003  1013
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 EDP Sciences
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 00046361
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 10.1051/00046361:20042541
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 English
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