CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 43, No.: 3, year: 2014

Abstract: Data of contact binaries, provided by the Kepler spacecraft, can be successfully applied to estimate the parameters of a binary system only if its light curve has a flat-bottom secondary minimum. The derived system parameters are accurate enough to search for a spot migration using the Wilson-Devinney code. For binaries with a regular activity (e.g. KIC 6118779) the numerical spot modeling is consistent with a model-independent light curve morphology analysis. Finally, we proved that spot migration cycles established by the Wilson-Devinney modeling correspond to the O'Connell effect and maxima separation methods.

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