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Description:   Astronomy app for fun, education, and science (1.62-4)
Nightfall can produce animated views of eclipsing binary stars, calculate synthetic lightcurves and radial velocity curves, and eventually determine the best-fit model for a given set of observational data of an eclipsing binary star system. Nightfall is based on a physical model that takes into account the nonspherical shape of stars in close binary systems, as well as mutual irradiance of both stars, and a number of additional physical effects. Nightfall can handle a large range of configurations, including overcontact (common envelope) systems, eccentric (non-circular) orbits, surface spots and asynchroneous rotation (stars rotating slower or faster than the orbital period), and the possible existence of a third star in the system ('third light'). Refereed papers where Nightfall is used: Covino et al. 2000, Astron. Astrophys. 361, L49
Section:   sci
Maintainer:   None <fink-develATlistsDOTsourceforgeDOTnet>
Website:   http://www.hs.uni-hamburg.de/DE/Ins/Per/Wichmann/Nightfall.html
License:   GPL
Info-File:   dists/10.4/stable/main/finkinfo/sci/nightfall.info
CVS log, Last Changed: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 23:32:03 (UTC)

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