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The search for M-M Dwarf Eclipsing Binary Systems

dc.contributor.advisorStassun, Keivan G.
dc.contributor.authorLubin, Jack B.
dc.descriptionAn account of our search for, and discovery of an M-M Dwarf Eclipsing Binary system, the second brightest known, in an effort to provide more data to the literature in the hope of using this data set to fix stellar models.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) project, we performed a survey of 2028 known M Dwarf stars in the KELT footprint for M-M Dwarf eclipsing binaries (EBs). After searching 2028 Mdwarf stars, we Follow up observation of our best target’s eclipse events confirmed our hypothesis, and further Spectroscopic and Radial Velocity (RV) data allowed us to model the system. In this paper, we overview our survey and report the discovery and analysis of a new double-lined M-M eclipsing binary system, KS20C055996. This system is the second brightest M-M EB known (V 13.9) with M1 = 0.47 M and M2 = 0.38 M , orbiting on a period of 1.11 days. KS20C055996 provides a unique opportunity to study Very Low Mass Stars (VLMS) and further compare observational results with current theoretical models of low mass stellar interiors.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
dc.subjectEclipsing Binaryen_US
dc.subjectM Dwarfen_US
dc.subjectKilodegree Extremely Little Telescopeen_US
dc.subject.lcshDwarf starsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEclipsing binariesen_US
dc.subject.lcshLow mass starsen_US
dc.titleThe search for M-M Dwarf Eclipsing Binary Systemsen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts and Scienceen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Physics and Astronomyen_US

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