Evolution of the "efficiency” when different data sets are combined into a unified adjustment
Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
2 Institut für Astronomie, University of Vienna, Austria
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Accepted: 1 December 1998
Using a sample of binaries which were observed visually (VB) as well as spectroscopically for both components (SB2), we show that the efficiency almost always increases when a combined VB-SB2 solution replaces one based only on VB.
Key words: methods: numerical; statistical / binaries: visual; spectroscopic
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1999