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By Alan H. Batten (auth.), Alan H. Batten (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9789400924130

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When leaving the Victoria airport the day earlier than our Colloquium, I observed a van of the Dunsmuir inn marked with monstrous letters which I learn as "Alcohol Colloquium". I do frequently make such error as a result of the worldwide, informal, and careless means during which I learn a number of advertisements, and checked myself speedy to learn it accurately as "Algol Colloquium". thousands of fellow voters may simply make a similar mistake, and no apology should be anticipated. Even I learn and listen to the observe alcohol extra often than Algol, even though i need to say that Algols have given me extra excitement and less complications through the years; in that, in spite of the fact that, i could be a singularity, and probably a pitiful one at that. Being appointed Chairman of the medical Organizing Committee, i'll be deemed to be a purer" Algolist" than different investigators, even though my diversity of energetic pursuits is way broader; and an identical is right approximately all of the 28 invited audio system and all of the different members of the Colloquium. Our curiosity are strongly varied, yet there are numerous strong purposes that introduced us jointly at this Colloquium.

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Ass to its now more massive companion. ember of a subset of active Algol systems known as "SerpentidsN. As discussed by Space Science Reviews 50 (1989), 35-49. © 1989 by Kluwer Academic Publishers. 36 EDWARD F. GUINAN Mirek Plavec at this colloquium, Serpentids, named after WSerpentis, are active Algol-type systems which display strong emission lines in the ultraviolet and are presumably undergoing vigorous mass eKchange and mass loss. Beta Lyr, however, is a unique binary system with many puzzling properties even though it has been observed more frequently than Algol.

If a disk is larger than the cool star, then what might have been a total primary eclipse looks partial, because disk light is always present. It should also be noted that disks affect spectra. A good example is Popper's (1964) observation of KU Cyg in totality. He noted a contaminating continuum, appearing near 4000A and increasing toward the 3SOOA observing limit, and not arising from Balmer emission. The contaminating light in fact is from the accretion disk (Olson 1988). Other spectroscopic effects should also be produced by such disks.

0, where the observer sees the region where stream and disk interact. These variations increase in size toward short wavelength. Open circles are predictions of a thick, dusty disk model (see text). , I. 7 ! o . -... . 0 I .. I ':tv:: . 6 :• J , , • . ' I, • 'i . \. 0 Orbital Phose Fig. 3. Shifted blue observations of KU Cyg. Secondary eclipse is shallower than it is at longer wavelengths. 5 and 1. O. EOW ARO C. 0 ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ' u v b y Wavelength Fig. 4. The monochromatic flux distribution of disk light lost just after fourth contact of primary eclipse.

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