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a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

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Using the freely available eclipsing binary star model StarLight Pro (http://www.
Kepler's measurements are so precise that most "false positives" (such as an eclipsing binary star blended with the image of another star) can be weeded out upfront, without tedious and expensive radial-velocity measurements from the ground.
It used to seem like any other eclipsing binary star.
Scanning nearly 10[degrees] south-southwest of Mirfak brings us to the famous eclipsing binary star Beta ([beta]) Persei, or Algol.
The fastest-acting bright variable is the eclipsing binary star Algol, or Beta Persei, shining in the northeast on September and October evenings.
The eclipsing binary star with the longest known period is 3rd-magnitude Epsilon Aurigae near Capella.
Smaller and more compact, the open cluster Messier 34 makes an isosceles triangle with Kappa ([kappa]) Persei and Beta ([beta]) Persei, or Algol, the remarkable eclipsing binary star whose schedule of light dips is listed monthly in Celestial Calendar (see page 78).
Using telescopes in Arizona and Chile, a group led by Phillip Cargile (Vanderbilt University) has monitored an eclipsing binary star in the Orion Nebula (M42) that confounds stellar-evolution models, as reported at the January AAS meeting.
detect circumbinary planets around a sample of up to 350 eclipsing binary stars using eclipse timing and precision radial velocites.
There also are nine special-effects devices that project animations of astronomical events such as supernovae, the paths of traveling asteriods, solar and lunar eclipses, eclipsing binary stars, and bolides, or exploding meteors, Shobbrook said.
Skelton were both registered for MScs and are working on eclipsing binary stars under the supervision of Smits.
Our volunteers have also discovered new RR Lyrae variable stars, dwarf novae, and eclipsing binary stars.
For eclipsing binary stars the recommended minimum interval can be as little as 30, 20 or even 10 minutes during eclipse, depending upon the rapidity of the fade and rise.