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eclipsing binary section

Determine ToMs

Photometry

Observing

In a Nutshell

EB Photometry

Photometry of Eclipsing Binaries

Legacy EB's

Times of Minima of "Legacy" Eclipsing Binaries

General Notes

There are many reasons to observe EBs. First, it is fun to see a star undergoing brightness changes in just a few hours, and sometimes, changes of the orbital period in just a few years. Next, observing a star provides a context for learning about the star and how to analyze those observations. Finally, one may wish to contribute observations that might be scientifically useful in increasing humankind's understanding of all stars.

Terminology

EB:  In this website, and in informal convsersation, "EB" is short for "eclipsing binary" -- of any kind!  Not to be confused with "EB" in the GCVS or VSX, which means an eclipsing binary with a beta Lyrae light-curve morphology, as opposed eclipsing binaries with EA or EW light curve morphologies.  Both of the general variable star books listed in the bibliography (i.e.

AAVSO Eclipsing Binary Section

Gerry Samolyk (SAH): Co-leader, Legacy Program and Publications.

 

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