The OGLE-III Catalog of Variable Stars

XII. Eclipsing Binary Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud

The twelth part of the OGLE-III Catalog of Variable Stars (OIII-CVS) contains 26121 Eclipsing Binary Stars (EBs) detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Sources are divided into detached, semidetached and contact systems. This sample is composed mostly of detached systems - 63% of all detected EBs. The mean detection rate of EBs is equal to 0.2%. The catalog includes time-series VI photometry obtained between 2002 and 2009.

Period-color diagram for EBs in the LMC

Positions of detected EBs in the LMC

Methods used to select and classify EBs are described. We show some statistical properties of the sample, and compare it with previous catalogs of eclipsing binaries in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Additionally, we present objects of particular interest, e.g. Transient Eclipsing Binaries (TEBs).

Light curves of interesting EBs in the LMC

For each object the multi-epoch V- and I-band photometry collected over 8 years of observations and finding charts are available to the astronomical community from the OGLE Internet archive.

PLEASE cite the following paper when using the data or referring to these OGLE results:
Graczyk et al., 2011, Acta Astronomica, 61, 103 (arXiv:1108.0446)

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