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The Impact on Interactive Binary Research: 18.5 Years of Space Observations With the IUE Satellite

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R. Viotti

Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale, CNR, Frascati (Roma), Italy

D. de Martino

Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli, Italy

B. T. Gänsicke

Universitätssternwarte Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

R. González-Riestra

IUE Observatory, European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain

During 1978-1996, the IUE (International Ultraviolet Explorer) satellite made more than 14,000 pointed spectroscopic observations of a great number of variable stars. These observations are greatly contributing to understanding variable star phenomena, and the rich IUE legacy has now become the IUE Final Archive, which can be easily accessed electronically for research and educational purposes. Three examples of monitoring interactive binaries are shown.

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