Poster Title

Identification and Radial Velocity Extraction for 100+ Double-Lined Spectroscopic Binaries

Research Mentor(s)

Kevin Covey

Affiliated Department

Astrophysics and Astronomy

Sort Order

33

Start Date

18-5-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

18-5-2017 3:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Double-lined spectroscopic binary systems (SB2s) are pairs of stars that orbit near enough to each other that they are visually indistinguishable. The properties and frequency of binary systems are a strong test of stellar evolution models, and provide clues to the conditions and processes under which single and binary star systems form. We use near-infrared spectroscopy and computational methods to resolve the components of SB2s in the Perseus Molecular Cloud, Pleiades, NGC 2264, and the Orion A star forming region. We present line of sight, or radial velocity measurements for 104 SB2s, 86 of which are newly identified. SB2s are identified using cross-correlation functions (CCFs), which compare the observed spectra to a set of template spectra. Radial velocities are measured from the two peak positions in the CCFs, which correspond to the Doppler shift of each star in the system. For systems with multiple radial velocity measurements we present mass ratios and center-of-mass velocities, along with an initial estimate for cluster membership. For two systems, both with 16 measurements, we present initial orbital parameters.

Comments

Outstanding Poster Award Recipient

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Language

English

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Identification and Radial Velocity Extraction for 100+ Double-Lined Spectroscopic Binaries

Astrophysics and Astronomy

Double-lined spectroscopic binary systems (SB2s) are pairs of stars that orbit near enough to each other that they are visually indistinguishable. The properties and frequency of binary systems are a strong test of stellar evolution models, and provide clues to the conditions and processes under which single and binary star systems form. We use near-infrared spectroscopy and computational methods to resolve the components of SB2s in the Perseus Molecular Cloud, Pleiades, NGC 2264, and the Orion A star forming region. We present line of sight, or radial velocity measurements for 104 SB2s, 86 of which are newly identified. SB2s are identified using cross-correlation functions (CCFs), which compare the observed spectra to a set of template spectra. Radial velocities are measured from the two peak positions in the CCFs, which correspond to the Doppler shift of each star in the system. For systems with multiple radial velocity measurements we present mass ratios and center-of-mass velocities, along with an initial estimate for cluster membership. For two systems, both with 16 measurements, we present initial orbital parameters.