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Cepheides help

  1. Mar 5, 2007 #1
    Hello, I'm going to make a paper concerning Cepheid variable stars. I need some theory and information about these to put in the report.

    It could be some history or exiting facts.. Anything..

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2007 #2

    mathman

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    Try "cepheid stars" on google. You'll get more information than you can handle.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2007 #3
    "You'll get more information than you can handle."

    That's precisely why I'm asking here instead :P
     
  5. Mar 6, 2007 #4
    You might want to try Wikipedia. It is highly reliable, and the chances of someone vandalizing Cephelid Binaries is very low.

    I'll contribute a bit...

    The stars orbit a common center of gravity and the system always contains more than one star. The center of gravity doesn't have to be another star, but a place where their gravity neutralizes each other.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2007 #5

    Labguy

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    Try these:

    http://www.peripatus.gen.nz/Astronomy/CepVar.html
    http://sims.berkeley.edu/~jhall/ho/
    http://www.fofweb.com/Subscription/Science/Helicon.asp?SID=2&iPin=ffdastron2630
    http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2004-02/1076556627.As.r.html
    http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/...e=PDF_HIGH&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf
     
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