CBS - a Program for Close Binary System Light Curve Analysis

Research paper by Loretta Solmi, Marcello Galli

Indexed on: 05 Jul '93Published on: 05 Jul '93Published in: Astrophysics


CBS is a new program for binary system light curve analysis, it generates synthetic light curves for a binary system, accounting for eclipses, tidal distortion, limb darkening, gravity darkening and reflection; it is also possible to compute the light contribution and eclipses of an accretion disk. The bolometric light curve is generated, as well as curves for the U,B,V,R,I colour bands. In the following we give a brief description of the first version of the program and show some preliminary results.