A turn-off detached binary star V568 Lyr in the Kepler field of the oldest open cluster (NGC 6791) in the Galaxy

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Yakut K. , Eggleton P. P. , Kalomeni B. , Tout C. A. , Eldridge J. J.

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, vol.453, pp.2937-2942, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 453
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/mnras/stv1773
  • Page Numbers: pp.2937-2942
  • Keywords: binaries: close, binaries: eclipsing, stars: fundamental parameters, stars: individual: V568 Lyr, stars: low-mass, open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 6791, DWARF COOLING SEQUENCE, RICH OPEN CLUSTER, VARIABLE-STARS, CLOSE-BINARY, HELIUM CONTENT, ABUNDANCES, AGE, EVOLUTION, NGC-6791, PHOTOMETRY


We present the Kepler photometric light-variation analysis of the late-type double-lined binary system V568 Lyr that is in the field of the high metallicity old open cluster NGC 6791. The radial velocity and the high-quality short-cadence light curve of the system are analysed simultaneously. The masses, radii and luminosities of the component stars are M-1 = 1.0886 +/- 0.0031 M-circle dot, M-2 = 0.8292 +/- 0.0026 M-circle dot, R-1 = 1.4203 +/- 0.0058 R-circle dot, R-2 = 0.7997 +/- 0.0015 R-circle dot, L-1 = 1.85 +/- 0.15 L-circle dot, L-2 = 0.292 +/- 0.018 L-circle dot and their separation is a = 31.060 +/- 0.025 R-circle dot. The distance to NGC 6791 is determined to be 4.260 +/- 0.290 kpc by analysis of this binary system. We fit the components of this well-detached binary system with evolution models made with the Cambridge STARS and EV(TWIN) codes to test low-mass binary star evolution. We find a good fit with a metallicity of Z = 0.04 and an age of 7.704 Gyr. The standard tidal dissipation, included in EV(TWIN) is insufficient to arrive at the observed circular orbit unless it formed rather circular to begin with.