AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

A Photometric Study of the Eclipsing Binary Star V958 Monocerotis

Volume 44 number 1 (2016)

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Edward J. Michaels
Stephen F. Austin State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, P.O. Box 13044, Nacogdoches, TX 75962; emichaels@sfasu.edu


Presented are new precision multi-band observations for the eclipsing binary V958 Mon. The orbital period is less than 0.3d and the light curves exhibit total eclipses. A new ephemeris was determined and a simultaneous 4-color light curve solution was obtained with the Wilson-Devinney program. The geometric and photometric elements derived are consistent with a W-type contact binary.