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Published in The Astrophysical Journal 222:917-923, 1978.


The photoelectric observations of AU Pup, V535 Ara, and V1073 Cyg were reanalyzed with Wilson and Devinney's approach. All three systems are found to be contact configurations. AU Pup has an unusually large degree of overcontact, 72%. V1073 Cyg is found to be an evolved contact system since the radius of the primary is twice that of a zero-age main-sequence star of corresponding mass. All three systems are found to be evolved according to their locations in the period-spectral-type diagram. Improved photometric parameters are reported for all three systems.

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