A New Eclipsing Binary Discovered in a Crowded Star Field

Type Conference Paper
Names Jessica A. Larson, E. Ranquist, A. Hernandez, E. Stoker, C. Gaillard
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name AAS Meeting #222, #115.09
Date June 1, 2013
URL http://adsabs.org/2013AAS.22211509L
Library Catalog labs.adsabs.harvard.edu
Abstract Using the 0.9 meter telescope on West Mountain to follow-up possible transiting planets with ground based photometry, we discovered a previously unknown eclipsing binary system. This eclipsing binary is located in a crowded star field and so could not be reduced using photometry. In order to figure out which object in our field of view is the eclipsing binary, we learned how to use DAO phot. By using DAO phot we hope to be able to learn more about the individual stars that make up the binary system and their parameters.
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