Periods Less than 1 Year

To detect stars as binary in this period regime, which is beyond the scope of this book, it is necessary to turn to the spectrograph or the ground-based optical array. For an excellent description of the many and varied types of close binary systems see the book by Hilditch.1


1 Hilditch, R.W., 2001, An Introduction to Close Binary Stars, Cambridge University Press.

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