Astrophysics (index)

Spectrum Binary

(binary star detectable because its spectrum looks like that of two stars)

A Spectrum Binary is a Binary Star system which appears to be a star, but the spectrum looks like the combined spectrum of two stars.

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://www2.astro.psu.edu/users/caryl/a10/lec8_2d.html

Referenced by:
Astrometric Binary
Binary Star
Eclipsing Binary
Spectroscopic Binary
Visual Binary

index