Volume 45 number 1 (2017)
CW Sculptoris is a solar type (T1 ~ 5750 K) eclipsing binary. It was observed in October and November, 2014 at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory in remote mode with the 0.6-m SARA South reflector. Three times of minimum light were calculated from our present observations, one secondary and two primary eclipses. In addition, six observations at minima were determined from archived All Sky Automated Survey Data. An increasing period was determined from all available times of minimum light with a 1.14 ± 0.16 × 10–10 × E2 quadratic term. A BVRcIc simultaneous Wilson-Devinney Program solution reveals that the system has a mass ratio of ~ 0.44, and a component temperature difference of ~ 200 K. The Roche Lobe fill-out is only 3%. This may indicate that the system has recently come into contact. The inclination is ~ 84°. An eclipse duration of 19.5 minutes was determined for the primary eclipse.