• Spectrophotometric studies of CQ Cephei

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      Wolf-Rayet binaries; stars, spectrophotometry; stars, individual

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      Spectrophotometric and spectroscopic observations of CQ Cep — the shortest-period binary with WN component — are presented. Excepting the NV λ4603, the fluxes of all other emission lines show enhancement at minima. They can be explained by the Roche surfaces that take into account the strong wind of the WN7 component. Various radial velocity curves for emission and absorption give different orbital solutions with a general positive shift of λ axes. Although N IV λ4058 represents the true motion of the WN7 component, its flux variations are influenced by geometric effects. There is no signature of the companion. The extent of the atmosphere of CQ Cephei appears larger than in V444Cyg, another eclipsing binary with a Wolf-Rayet component.

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      B. S. Shylaja1

      1. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore - 560034
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