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A SEARCH FOR SPECTROSCOPIC BINARIES FROM PUBLISHED RADIAL VELOCITY DATA

C. L. MORBEY and E. B. BROSTERHUS
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Vol. 86, No. 512 (August 1974), pp. 455-460
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40675565
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A SEARCH FOR SPECTROSCOPIC BINARIES FROM PUBLISHED RADIAL VELOCITY DATA
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Abstract

The published radial velocities for a sample of ten suspected spectroscopic binaries were analyzed by means of a computerized period-finding method capable of examining more than 150,000 periods hour⁻¹ on modern fast computers. The investigation is intended to provide an indication of the possible usefulness of a similar program on a larger scale, including all those suspected binaries for which seemingly good and sufficient observations have not led to satisfactory periods. A definite answer emerged for four stars. Orbital elements were found for two stars and two showed no periodic variation in velocity. The other six stars require additional observations to reach a definitive conclusion.

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