AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Discovery of Romanov V20, an Algol-Type Eclipsing Binary in the Constellation Centaurus, by Means of Data Mining

Volume 49 number 2 (2021)

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Filipp Dmitrievich Romanov
ORCID: 0000-0002-5268-7735; Moscow, Russian Federation; filipp.romanov.27.04.1997@gmail.com

Abstract

I report my discovery of the large-amplitude Algol-type eclipsing binary system which was initially added to the AAVSO International Variable Star Index (VSX) under the designation of Romanov V20. I describe selection criteria for searching for variability among other stars, the search of photometric data from several sky surveys, and my observations using remote telescopes, and the analysis of the data in the VStar software. I find the orbital period, eclipse duration, and magnitude range in Johnson B, V and Sloan g, r, i bands for primary and secondary eclipses.