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The Light Curve Morphology Analysis

The light curves of 48 contact binaries have been modeled in order to confirm their contact configuration. The data were taken from the Kepler Eclipsing Binary Catalogue. For every object the light curves were folded and binned. The modeling does not take into account the phase smearing effect.

Read more in the excerpt from Chapter 3 [DPF].

Resulting best fitting models:



Object modeled earlier (I)
Object modeled earlier (II)
Objects that required introduction of a spot
Objects without a mandatory spot

Selected relations between the system parameters:



Orbital period v. fillout factor
Orbital period v. mass ratio
Mass ratio v. fillout factor
Mass ratio (M2/M1) v. effective temperature
MMS v. abs. magnitude & effective temp. v. absolute magnitude

Light curves + models visualized:



KIC 10007533
KIC 10229723
KIC 10267044
KIC 10322582
KIC 10395609
KIC 10528299
KIC 10618253
KIC 11097678
KIC 11144556
KIC 11618883
KIC 12055014
KIC 12352712
KIC 2159783
KIC 2437038
KIC 2570289
KIC 3104113
KIC 3127873
KIC 3342425
KIC 4036687
KIC 4244929
KIC 5283839
KIC 5290305
KIC 5439790
KIC 5809868
KIC 6118779
KIC 7601767
KIC 7698650
KIC 7709086
KIC 7821450
KIC 8143757
KIC 8145477
KIC 8257903
KIC 8265951
KIC 8432859
KIC 8496820
KIC 8539720
KIC 8682849
KIC 8804824
KIC 8842170
KIC 9030509
KIC 9087918
KIC 9151972
KIC 9283826
KIC 9350889
KIC 9453192
KIC 9703626