Accurate masses and radii of normal stars: modern results and applications

  title={Accurate masses and radii of normal stars: modern results and applications},
  author={G. Torres and J. Andersen and {\'A}. Gim{\'e}nez},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
This article presents and discusses a critical compilation of accurate, fundamental determinations of stellar masses and radii. We have identified 95 detached binary systems containing 190 stars (94 eclipsing systems, and α Centauri) that satisfy our criterion that the mass and radius of both stars be known within errors of ±3% accuracy or better. All of them are non-interacting systems, and so the stars should have evolved as if they were single. This sample more than doubles that of the… Expand
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