Absolute dimensions of solar-type eclipsing binaries: NY Hya: a test for magnetic stellar evolution models

T. C. Hinse, O. Baştürk, J. Southworth, G. A. Feiden, J. Tregloan-Reed, V. B. Kostov, J. Livingston, E. M. Esmer, Mesut Yılmaz, Selçuk Yalçınkaya, Şeyma Torun, J. Vos, D. F. Evans, J. C. Morales, J. C. A. Wolf, E. H. Olsen, J. V. Clausen, B. E. Helt, C. T. K. Lý, O. StahlR. Wells, M. Herath, U. G. Jørgensen, M. Dominik, J. Skottfelt, N. Peixinho, P. Longa-Peña, Y. Kim, H. -E. Kim, T. S. Yoon, H. I. Alrebdi, E. E. Zotos

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The binary star NY Hya is a bright, detached, double-lined eclipsing system with an orbital period of just under five days with two components each nearly identical to the Sun and located in the solar neighbourhood. The objective of this study is to test and confront various stellar evolution models for solar-type stars based on accurate measurements of stellar mass and radius. We present new ground-based spectroscopic and photometric as well as high-precision space-based photometric and astrometric data from which we derive orbital as well as physical properties of the components via the method of least-squares minimisation based on a standard binary model valid for two detached components. Classic statistical techniques were invoked to test the significance of model parameters. Additional empirical evidence was compiled from the public domain; the derived system properties were compared with archival broad-band photometry data enabling a measurement of the system's spectral energy distribution that allowed an independent estimate of stellar properties. We also utilised semi-empirical calibration methods to derive atmospheric properties from Str\"{o}mgren photometry and related colour indices. Data was used to confront the observed physical properties with classic and magnetic stellar evolution models.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA116
Number of pages34
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2024


  • Binaries: eclipsing
  • Binaries: spectroscopic
  • Stars: fundamental parameters
  • Stars: individual: HD80747
  • Stars: solar-type


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