The Wood Model and the WINK program

The Wood (1972) WINK program is based on the Wood (1971) model; the program is no longer maintained, so its use is decreasing. The model assumes the components of the binary system to be tri-axial ellipsoids. It is well suited for systems with moderate oblateness and reflection effect. WINK computes the total flux of both components received by the observer on Earth by integration over the visible parts of the stars without considering eclipses at first for each phase 0. The integrals

represent the emitted flux from component j; Ij is the local intensity according to the limb and gravity darkening law and modified by reflection. WINK uses the Russell-Merrill expressions (D.1.3 ) and (D.1.4) leading to

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