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Detecting eclipsing binaries with Gaia

  • B. Holl (a1), N. Mowlavi (a1), L. Eyer (a1), L. Rimoldini (a1), C. Siopis (a2), I. Lecoeur-Taibi (a1) and F. Barblan (a1)...

Abstract

The ESA space mission Gaia, planned to be launched at the end of 2013, will make astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic measurements of about 1 billion sources in our Galaxy. Amongst these sources will be numerous multiple systems. In the processing chain eclipsing binaries (EBs) will be detected and, if possible, their period and characteristics determined. Here we summarize the various steps that are foreseen to automatically classify and characterise these EBs.

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