compact binary star system
râžmân-e dorin-e hampak
Fr.: système binaire compact
A binary star system which is composed of a collapsed object
(→ degenerate dwarf, → neutron star,
or → black hole) in orbit with a low-mass (≤ 0.5 Msol)
secondary star, wherein the collapsed star → accretes
matter from its → companion.
These two objects form a binary system of overall dimensions
106 km with an orbital period of only hours or less.
→ X-ray binary.
multiple star system
Fr.: système multiple
A stellar system composed of several stars bound together by gravitational attraction and revolving around a common center of mass.
Fr.: système stellaire
Same as → stellar system.