Observing binaries with Gaia - the global picture

Staffan Söderhjelm

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    ESA's Gaia mission will observe huge numbers of binaries with a largerange of periods. The present contribution presents results from somelarge-scale simulations, based on a simplified population synthesismodel Galaxy consisting mostly of binaries. The results are 'typical'solution-numbers and -types, for stellar samples at different distancesfrom the sun. As in previous studies, there are marked distance-effects,with the solar neighborhood (within a few hundred pc) much morecompletely sampled than more typical (few kpc) Gaia distances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpectroscopically and Spatially Resolving the Components of the Close Binary Stars, Proceedings of the Workshop held 20-24 October 2003 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. ASP Conference Series
    EditorsR W Hidlitch, H Hensberge, K Pavlovski
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Subject classification (UKÄ)

    • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


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