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ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 2013, Article ID 201235, 8 pages
Research Article

BVRcIc Observations and Analysis of the Near-Contact Solar Type Eclipsing Binary, V530 Andromedae

1Astronomy Group, Department of Physics and Engineering, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 29614, USA
2Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
3University of South Carolina, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA
4Johnson Observatory, Petersburg, KY 41080, USA

Received 3 August 2013; Accepted 8 September 2013

Academic Editors: F. Arenou, A. Pamyatnykh, and A. Sesana

Copyright © 2013 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.


We present the first precision UBVRcIc light curves, an initial period study, and a simultaneous light curve solution for the near-contact solar type eclipsing binary V530 And. Our observations were taken with the 0.81 m Lowell reflector on 27 and 29 September, 2011, with time being granted from the National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO). Our Wilson Devinney Program solution yields a semidetached, V1010 Oph configuration: the more massive component is filling its Roche lobe. The system is apparently approaching contact for the first time. It is not a classic Algol.