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Stothers and Lucy 1972

Stothers, R., and L.B. Lucy, 1972: Nature of the secondary component of Beta Lyrae. Nature, 236, 218-219, doi:10.1038/236218a0.

Among known binary systems suggested as possibly harbouring a black hole as a secondary, ε Aur and β Lyr have drawn much current attention. Both systems consist of a luminous massive primary and a faint (or invisible) secondary, whose presence is revealed largely by the eclipses it produces. From the mass function alone, each secondary must be fairly massive and is probably in the form of a disk (or ring) containing an underluminous star. This latter star has been suggested as being a collapsar.

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@article{st04210d,
  author={Stothers, R. and Lucy, L. B.},
  title={Nature of the secondary component of Beta Lyrae},
  year={1972},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={236},
  pages={218--219},
  doi={10.1038/236218a0},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - st04210d
AU  - Stothers, R.
AU  - Lucy, L. B.
PY  - 1972
TI  - Nature of the secondary component of Beta Lyrae
JA  - Nature
VL  - 236
SP  - 218
EP  - 219
DO  - 10.1038/236218a0
ER  -

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