The spectroscopic binary characteristics of the mercury-manganese stars

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Journal titlePublications of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Victoria
ISSN0369-7150
Volume14
Issue18
Pages379410; # of pages: 32
AbstractThe 80 confirmed and suspected mercury manganese stars identified prior to 1974 and north of declination -20° have been studied from 654 high dispersion spectrograms (2.4-15Å mm ⁻¹) for velocity and degree of peculiarity. The binary frequency based on velocity variability criteria alone appears to be a normal main sequence value of about 50 percent, and is probably independent of the degree of enhancement of the mercury amd manganese lines. New spectroscopic orbital elements are given for six systems: α And, 2 Per, κ Cnc, φ Her, HR 6620 and 46 Dra. The Hg Mn spectroscopic binaries appear to be fairly normal in their orbital characteristics, except that periods less than 3 days are conspicuously absent; there is also weak evidence for more nearly circular orbits amongst the short period Hg Mn binaries than in comparable normal binaries.
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AffiliationNRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15161
NPARC number21275037
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