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Statistical properties of visual binaries

Ruymaekers, G. ; Cuypers, J. ; Boffin, H. M. J.

published in IAU Symposium, 200, pp. 172 (2000)

Abstract: We present a detailed statistical analysis of the orbital elements of a new self-consistent catalogue of visual double stars. We have tried to identify the several observational biases present in the sample but did not yet correct for them. Using a mass-luminosity relation, we compute the distribution of the mass ratio and of the masses of the components.

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