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Mechanisms for eclipsing in exotic eclipsing systems

V. V. Sobolev Astronomical Institute Russia Russia
Astrophysics (Impact Factor: 0.37). 09/2006; 49(4):473-487. DOI: 10.1007/s10511-006-0046-7

ABSTRACT The stars ε Aur, KH 15D, and H 187 are utterly different in their fundamental characteristics. However, they share two important
features: (1) prolonged eclipses are observed in all three and (2) there are no spectroscopic signs of a second component.
The light curves of these objects are substantially similar, which may indicate a uniform mechanism for the eclipses. This
article analyzes models for eclipsing in these objects proposed by different authors and discusses the problems associated
with their application.

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