Mechanisms for eclipsing in exotic eclipsing systems

ArticleinAstrophysics 49(4):473-487 · September 2006with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.71 · DOI: 10.1007/s10511-006-0046-7


    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.