Massive binaries in the R 136 cluster

N. I. Morrell, P. Massey, K. DeGioia-Eastwood, L. R. Penny, D. R. Gies, Y. Tsitkin, E. Darnell

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As part of a large project aimed to the discovery and follow up of massive eclipsing systems in young clusters and stellar associations, we have obtained V-band CCD imaging of the R136 cluster in 30 Doradus, and high resolution spectroscopy of several among the variable stars we found there. Here we summarize our preliminary analysis of light and radial velocity variations for 4 massive multiple systems in the R136 cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 2008
EventMassive Stars: Fundamental Parameters and Circumstellar Interactions - Carilo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Dec 11 2006Dec 14 2006


  • Binaries: eclipsing
  • Binaries: spectroscopic
  • Open clusters and associations: individual (R136)
  • Stars: early-type
  • Stars: fundamental parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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