Absolute parameters of the Algol binary Z Vul

Lazaro, C.; Arevalo, M. J.; Almenara, J. M.
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New Astronomy, Volume 14, Issue 6, p. 528-538.

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Spectra in the wavelength range 4230-9150 Å and the first light curves of Z Vul in the infrared J, H and K bands are presented. Our infrared JHK light curves and radial velocities, together with published radial velocity and UBV data are analyzed in order to determine a new set of stellar parameters. This allows us to determine new absolute parameters of the stellar components, the interstellar reddening and the distance to the system. We discuss the rotation of the primary star, finding that must be rotating faster than synchronous. From the visual-infrared photometry we find no evidence of IR excess in the system.
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