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ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 972572, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/972572
Research Article

UBVRI Photometric Analysis of the Solar-Type Eclipsing Binary TYC 3034-299-1

1Astronomy Group, Department of Physics and Engineering, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 29614, USA
2Visiting Astronomer, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
3Division Chair of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public health, University of South Carolina, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA
4Department of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Received 28 November 2011; Accepted 20 December 2011

Academic Editors: P. P. Avelino and S. Bogovalov

Copyright © 2012 Ronald G. Samec et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

TYC 3034-0299-1 (CVn) is a magnetically active, contact binary, ROTSE variable. UBVRcIc light curves are presented along with a period study and a simultaneous UBVRI light curve solution. Our light curves show eclipse amplitudes of 0.72 and 0.62 mags (V) in the primary and secondary eclipses. Modeled results include a dark spot region, found at longitude 51°, a 24% Roche lobe fill-out, and a mass ratio of 0.48. A total eclipse is found to occur in the secondary eclipse making TYC 3034-0299-1 a W-type (less massive star is hotter) W UMa variable.