Spin correlation in binary systems

N. Farbiash, R. Steinitz

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We examine the correlation of projected rotational velocities in binary systems. It is an extension of previous work (Steinitz and Pyper, 1970; Levato, 1974). An enlarged data basis and new tests enable us to conclude that there is indeed correlation between the projected rotational velocities of components of binaries. In fact we suggest that spins are already correlated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventIAU Colloquium 191 - The Environment and Evolution of Double and Multiple Stars - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: 3 Feb 20037 Feb 2003


  • Binaries: General
  • Stars: Rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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