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A Study on W Ursae Majoris-Type Systems Recognised by the ROTSE-IIId Experiment

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2013-01-24
Coker, D.
ÖZDEMİR, SACİT
YEŞİLYAPRAK, Cahit
Yerli, Sinan Kaan
AKSAKER, NAZIM
Gucsav, B. B.
We present a study on characterising the light curves of W UMa-type systems gathered from the archive containing 5 years of data observed with the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment Telescope (ROTSE-IIId) located in Turkey. A sample of 45 W UMa-type systems was studied on the basis of Fourier decomposition of light curves and some basic geometrical parameters, namely degree of contact (f), mass ratio (q), and orbital inclination (i), as approximated values for these systems were determined. Moreover, methods based on the Fourier transform technique were applied to the discrete data to determine the orbital periods of those systems. Preliminary estimates for the system parameters were presented and compared with the values available in the literature.