Binary star synthetic photometry and distance determination using binsyn

Albert P. Linnell, Paul Destefano, Ivan - Hubeny

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This paper extends synthetic photometry to components of binary star systems. The paper demonstrates accurate recovery of single star photometric properties for four photometric standards, Vega, Sirius, GD153, and HD209458, ranging over the HR diagram, when their model synthetic spectra are placed in fictitious binary systems and subjected to synthetic photometry processing. Techniques for photometric distance determination have been validated for all four photometric standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number68
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013



  • methods: numerical
  • stars: individual (Sirius, Vega, GD153, HD209458)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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