Posts tagged ‘binary’

[ArXiv] Isochrone database, Aug. 20, 2007

From arxiv/astro-ph:0708.1204v3
An Isochrone Database and a Rapid Model for Stellar Population Synthesis by Li and Han

This paper emphasize the binary population: CMD fitting with the binary population synthetic model outperformed to the single population model. They used Hurley code (Hurley, Tout, and Pols (2002). Evolution of binary stars and the effect of tides on binary populations, MNRAS, 329(4), p.897-928). They mentioned that two color-color grids can disentangle the age-metallicity degeneracy via binary stellar populations. They fitted their isochrone database to M67 and NGC 1868 with the gT-grid and concluded that the database of binary stellar populations fitted the color magnitude diagrams better.
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[ArXiv] Bayesian Star Formation Study, July 13, 2007

From arxiv/astro-ph:0707.2064v1
Star Formation via the Little Guy: A Bayesian Study of Ultracool Dwarf Imaging Surveys for Companions by P. R. Allen.

I rather skip all technical details on ultracool dwarfs and binary stars, reviews on star formation studies, like initial mass function (IMF), astronomical survey studies, which Allen gave a fair explanation in arxiv/astro-ph:0707.2064v1 but want to emphasize that based on simple Bayes’ rule and careful set-ups for likelihoods and priors according to data (ultracool dwarfs), quite informative conclusions were drawn:
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