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Eclipsing Binary

(binary star system detected by variations in magnitude)

An Eclipsing Binary is a Binary Star system where one star passes in front of the other, detected by seeing the change in light when that happens.

It is one of a number binary-star classes based upon how the star is determined to be binary. Others:


(star type,binary stars)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipsing_binary

Referenced by:
Algol (Beta Per)
Astrometric Binary
Binary Star
Mass-Luminosity Relation
Mass-Radius Relation
Spectroscopic Binary
Spectrum Binary
Stellar Parameter Determination
Stellar Radius Determination
STEREO
Visual Binary

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