EAS Publications Series
Volume 64, 2013Setting a New Standard in the Analysis of Binary Stars
|Page(s)||259 - 268|
|Section||Advances in Photometric Analysis|
|Published online||25 February 2014|
K. Pavlovski, A. Tkachenko and G. Torres (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 64 (2013) 259–267
Physics of Eclipsing Binaries: Motivation for the New-Age Modeling Suite
1 Dept. of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085, USA
2 Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200D, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 1807, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
4 Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
5 Department of Astronomy and Physics, Eastern University, Saint Davids, PA 19087, USA
6 Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC, H3C 3J7, Canada
Modeling tools for eclipsing binary stars are lagging behind the modern observations that are unprecedented both in quality and in quantity. We assembled a team of modeling and interpretation experts and propose to enhance the modeling code to tackle this new-age data. In this paper we outline some of the most important advancements planned and being implemented into the new version of the phoebe code. These advancements will greatly reduce systematics and allow us to focus on prime astrophysics to be gleaned in studying eclipsing binaries and exoplanet transits. For the first time the errors on the masses and radii will be pushed well below 1%.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2014
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