Contact and Near-Contact Binaries with co-relation of Mass transfer and Asymmetric Light Curve

  • Published : 2010.04.15


We have analyzed times of minima for six eclipsing binary systems which show asymmetric light curves. We found that five binary systems show period decrease and one system shows cyclic period variation. Three asymmetric light curves (SV Cen, RT Scl and VW Boo) are due to hot spot caused by mass transfer. Other three asymmetric light curves (AD Phe,, EZ Hya and TY Boo) are due to cool spot on the cooler component caused by magnetic activities. We also obtain absolute dimensions from photometric solution and spectroscopic solution by analyzing their light curves and radial velocity curves, collected from literatures, using 2007 version Wilson and Devinney computer code.