Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Anguita-Aguero J., Mendez R., Videla M., Costa E., Vanzi L., Castro-Morales N., Caballero-Valdes C. (2023)

Mass Ratio of Single-line Spectroscopic Binaries with Visual Orbits Using Bayesian Inference and Suitable Priors

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We present orbital elements for 22 single-line binaries, nine of them studied for the first time, determined from a joint spectroscopic and astrometric solution. The astrometry is based on interferometric measurements obtained with the HRCam Speckle camera on the SOAR 4.1 m telescope at Cerro Pachon, Chile, supplemented with historical data. The spectroscopic observations were secured using Echelle spectrographs (FEROS, FIDEOS, and HARPS) at La Silla, Chile. A comparison of our orbital elements and systemic velocities with previous studies, including Gaia radial velocities, shows the robustness of our estimations. By adopting suitable priors of the trigonometric parallax and spectral type of the primary component, and using a Bayesian inference methodology developed by our group, we were able to estimate mass ratios for these binaries. Combining the present results with a previous study of other single-line binaries from our team, we present a pseudo mass-to-luminosity relationship based on 23 systems (46 stars) in the mass range 0.6 <= M-circle dot <= 2.5. We find a reasonable correspondence with a fiducial mass-to-luminosity relationship. We conclude that our methodology does allow us to derive tentative mass ratios for these types of binaries.