Hipparcos observations of double stars, mainly A and F primaries, aremodelled in order to check the statistics of double-star solutions inthe Hipparcos Catalogue and to set quantitative limits on binarydistributions. The number of companions per primary is estimated to 0.25+/-0.05 for semi-major axes from 1 to 10 AU, and to 0.43 +/-0.20 for therange 10--100 AU. The total multiplicity found is between 0.9 and 1.2.
|Research areas and keywords
- Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
|Title of host publication||The Formation of Binary Stars, Proceedings of IAU Symp. 200, held 10-15 April 2000, in Potsdam, Germany, Edited by Hans Zinnecker and Robert D. Mathieu, 2001, p. 64.|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|