Searching for compact objects with Gaia DR3

Jin-Bo Fu, Wei-Min Gu, Zhi-Xiang Zhang, Tuan Yi, Sen-Yu Qi, Ling-Lin Zheng, Jifeng Liu

Submitted on 12 July 2022


We search for compact objects in binaries based on Gaia DR3. A sample of ten targets is derived under the conditions: low temperature (Teff<6000 K), high radial velocity variation (ΔVr>200 km s1), high mass function (f(M2)>1M), and ellipsoidal-like light curves. Two targets have LAMOST spectroscopic observations, one of which is a double-lined spectroscopic binary. The observational data of seven targets are not self-consistent, since their photometric periods are even shorter than the theoretical minimum orbital periods calculated by the stellar parameters from Gaia DR3. According to the gathered data, two targets may contain compact objects and are worth follow-up observations. This work may serve as an example to demonstrate the feasibility of searching for compact objects in the massive Gaia data.


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Subjects: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies