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  1. The Thermonuclear Runaway and the Classical Nova Outburst

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    Starrfield, S; Hix, W R

    2016-01-01

    Nova explosions occur on the white dwarf component of a Cataclysmic Variable binary stellar system that is accreting matter lost by its companion. When sufficient material has been accreted by the white dwarf, a thermonuclear runaway occurs and ejects material in what is observed as a Classical Nova explosion. We describe both the recent advances in our understanding of the progress of the outburst and outline some of the puzzles that are still outstanding. We report on the effects of improving both the nuclear reaction rate library and including a modern nuclear reaction network in our one-dimensional, fully implicit, hydrodynamic computer code. In addition, there has been progress in observational studies of Supernovae Ia with implications about the progenitors and we discuss that in this review.

  2. The Thermonuclear Runaway and the Classical Nova Outburst

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    Starrfield, S.; Iliadis, C.; Hix, W. R.

    2016-05-01

    Nova explosions occur on the white dwarf component of a cataclysmic variable binary stellar system that is accreting matter lost by its companion. When sufficient material has been accreted by the white dwarf, a thermonuclear runaway occurs and ejects material in what is observed as a classical nova explosion. We describe both the recent advances in our understanding of the progress of the outburst and outline some of the puzzles that are still outstanding. We report on the effects of improving both the nuclear reaction rate library and including a modern nuclear reaction network in our one-dimensional, fully implicit, hydrodynamic computer code. In addition, there has been progress in observational studies of supernovae Ia with implications about the progenitors, and we discuss that in this review.

  3. Swift observations of the 2015 outburst of AG Peg -- from slow nova to classical symbiotic outburst

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    Ramsay, Gavin; Luna, G J M; Nunez, N E

    2016-01-01

    Symbiotic stars often contain white dwarfs with quasi-steady shell burning on their surfaces. However, in most symbiotics, the origin of this burning is unclear. In symbiotic slow novae, however, it is linked to a past thermonuclear runaway. In June 2015, the symbiotic slow nova AG Peg was seen in only its second optical outburst since 1850. This recent outburst was of much shorter duration and lower amplitude than the earlier eruption, and it contained multiple peaks -- like outbursts in classical symbiotic stars such as Z And. We report Swift X-ray and UV observations of AG Peg made between June 2015 and January 2016. The X-ray flux was markedly variable on a time scale of days, particularly during four days near optical maximum, when the X-rays became bright and soft. This strong X-ray variability continued for another month, after which the X-rays hardened as the optical flux declined. The UV flux was high throughout the outburst, consistent with quasi-steady shell burning on the white dwarf. Given that a...

  4. The OGLE-II event sc5_2859 a Classical Nova outburst?

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    Afonso, C; Andersen, J; Ansari, R; Aubourg, E; Bareyre, P; Beaulieu, J P; Blanc, G; CSmith, M; Charlot, X; Coutures, C; De Kat, J; Ferlet, R; Fouqué, P; Glicenstein, J F; Goldman, B; Gould, A; Graff, D; Gros, M; Hamadache, C; Haïssinski, J; Le Guillou, Laurent; Lesquoy, E; Loup, C; Magneville, C; Marquette, J B; Maurice, E; Maury, A; Milsztajn, A; Moniez, M; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Perdereau, O; Prévôt, L; Rahal, Y R; Rich, J; Spiro, M; Tisserand, P; Vidal-Madjar, A; Vigroux, L; Wagner, R M; Zylberajch, S

    2006-01-01

    The OGLE-II event sc5_2859 was previously identified as the third longest microlensing event ever observed. Additional photometric observations from the EROS (Experience de Recherche d'Objets Sombres) survey and spectroscopic observations of the candidate star are used to test the microlensing hypothesis.The combined OGLE and EROS data provide a high quality coverage of the light curve. The colour of the sc5_2859 event is seen to change with time. A spectrum taken in 2003 exhibits a strong Halpha emission line. The additionnal data show that the OGLE-II sc5_2859 event is actually a classical nova outburst.

  5. Nucleosynthesis in classical novae

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    José, Jordi; Hernanz, Margarita; Iliadis, Christian

    2006-10-01

    Classical novae are dramatic stellar explosions with an energy release that is only overcome by supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. These unique cataclysmic events constitute a crucible where different scientific disciplines merge, including astrophysics, nuclear and atomic physics, cosmochemistry, high-energy physics or computer science. In this review, we focus on the nucleosynthesis accompanying nova outbursts. Theoretical predictions are compared with the elemental abundances inferred from observations of the nova ejecta as well as with the isotopic abundance ratios measured in meteorites. Special emphasis is given to the interplay between nova outbursts and the Galactic abundance pattern and on the synthesis of radioactive nuclei for which γ-ray signals are expected. Finally, we analyze the key role played by nuclear physics in our understanding of the nova phenomenon by means of recent experiments and a thorough account of the impact of nuclear uncertainties.

  6. On mixing at the core-envelope interface during classical nova outbursts

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    Casanova, Jordi; Garcia-Berro, Enrique; Calder, Alan; Shore, Steven N; 10.1051/0004-6361/201014178

    2010-01-01

    Classical novae are powered by thermonuclear runaways that occur on the white dwarf component of close binary systems. During these violent stellar events, whose energy release is only exceeded by gamma-ray bursts and supernova explosions, about 10-4 10-5 Msun of material is ejected into the interstellar medium. Because of the high peak temperatures attained during the explosion, Tpeak ~ (1-4)x10+8 K, the ejecta are enriched in nuclear-processed material relative to solar abundances, containing significant amounts of 13C, 15N, and 17O and traces of other isotopes. The origin of these metal enhancements observed in the ejecta is not wellknown and has puzzled theoreticians for about 40 years. In this paper, we present new 2-D simulations of mixing at the core-envelope interface. We show that Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities can naturally lead to self-enrichment of the solar-like accreted envelopes with material from the outermost layers of the underlying white dwarf core, at levels that agree with observations.

  7. On Orbital Period Changes in Nova Outbursts

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    Martin, Rebecca G; Schaefer, Bradley E

    2011-01-01

    We propose a new mechanism that produces an orbital period change during a nova outburst. When the ejected material carries away the specific angular momentum of the white dwarf, the orbital period increases. A magnetic field on the surface of the secondary star forces a fraction of the ejected material to corotate with the star, and hence the binary system. The ejected material thus takes angular momentum from the binary orbit and the orbital period decreases. We show that for sufficiently strong magnetic fields on the surface of the secondary star, the total change to the orbital period could even be negative during a nova outburst, contrary to previous expectations. Accurate determinations of pre- and post-outburst orbital periods of recurrent nova systems could test the new mechanism, in addition to providing meaningful constraints on otherwise difficult to measure physical quantities. We apply our mechanism to outbursts of the recurrent nova U Sco.

  8. AG Pegasi - now a classical symbiotic star in outburst?

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    Tomov, T V; Zamanov, R K

    2016-01-01

    Optical spectroscopy study of the recent AG Peg outburst observed during the second half of 2015 is presented. Considerable variations of the intensity and the shape of the spectral features as well as the changes of the hot component parameters, caused by the outburst, are discussed and certain similarities between the outburst of AG Peg and the outburst of a classical symbiotic stars are shown. It seems that after the end of the symbiotic nova phase, AG Peg became a member of the classical symbiotic stars group.

  9. AG Pegasi - now a classical symbiotic star in outburst?

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    Tomov, T. V.; Stoyanov, K. A.; Zamanov, R. K.

    2016-11-01

    Optical spectroscopy study of the recent AG Pegasi (AG Peg) outburst observed during the second half of 2015 is presented. Considerable variations of the intensity and the shape of the spectral features as well as the changes of the hot component parameters, caused by the outburst, are discussed and certain similarities between the outburst of AG Peg and the outburst of a classical symbiotic stars are shown. It seems that after the end of the symbiotic nova phase, AG Peg became a member of the classical symbiotic stars group.

  10. Dwarf nova outbursts with magnetorotational turbulence

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    Coleman, M. S. B.; Kotko, I.; Blaes, O.; Lasota, J.-P.; Hirose, S.

    2016-11-01

    The phenomenological disc instability model has been successful in reproducing the observed light curves of dwarf nova outbursts by invoking an enhanced Shakura-Sunyaev α parameter ˜0.1-0.2 in outburst compared to a low value ˜0.01 in quiescence. Recent thermodynamically consistent simulations of magnetorotational instability (MRI) turbulence with appropriate opacities and equation of state for dwarf nova accretion discs have found that thermal convection enhances α in discs in outburst, but only near the hydrogen ionization transition. At higher temperatures, convection no longer exists and α returns to the low value comparable to that in quiescence. In order to check whether this enhancement near the hydrogen ionization transition is sufficient to reproduce observed light curves, we incorporate this MRI-based variation in α into the disc instability model, as well as simulation-based models of turbulent dissipation and convective transport. These MRI-based models can successfully reproduce observed outburst and quiescence durations, as well as outburst amplitudes, albeit with different parameters from the standard disc instability models. The MRI-based model light curves exhibit reflares in the decay from outburst, which are not generally observed in dwarf novae. However, we highlight the problematic aspects of the quiescence physics in the disc instability model and MRI simulations that are responsible for this behaviour.

  11. Dwarf Nova Outbursts with Magnetorotational Turbulence

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    Coleman, M S B; Blaes, O; Lasota, J -P; Hirose, S

    2016-01-01

    The phenomenological Disc Instability Model has been successful in reproducing the observed light curves of dwarf nova outbursts by invoking an enhanced Shakura-Sunyaev $\\alpha$ parameter $\\sim0.1-0.2$ in outburst compared to a low value $\\sim0.01$ in quiescence. Recent thermodynamically consistent simulations of magnetorotational (MRI) turbulence with appropriate opacities and equation of state for dwarf nova accretion discs have found that thermal convection enhances $\\alpha$ in discs in outburst, but only near the hydrogen ionization transition. At higher temperatures, convection no longer exists and $\\alpha$ returns to the low value comparable to that in quiescence. In order to check whether this enhancement near the hydrogen ionization transition is sufficient to reproduce observed light curves, we incorporate this MRI-based variation in $\\alpha$ into the Disc Instability Model, as well as simulation-based models of turbulent dissipation and convective transport. These MRI-based models can successfully r...

  12. Synthesis of C-rich dust in CO nova outbursts

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    José, Jordi; Halabi, Ghina M.; El Eid, Mounib F.

    2016-09-01

    Context. Classical novae are thermonuclear explosions that take place in the envelopes of accreting white dwarfs in stellar binary systems. The material transferred onto the white dwarf piles up under degenerate conditions, driving a thermonuclear runaway. In these outbursts, about 10-7-10-3 M⊙, enriched in CNO and sometimes other intermediate-mass elements (e.g., Ne, Na, Mg, or Al for ONe novae) are ejected into the interstellar medium. The large concentrations of metals spectroscopically inferred in the nova ejecta reveal that the solar-like material transferred from the secondary mixes with the outermost layers of the underlying white dwarf. Aims: Most theoretical models of nova outbursts reported to date yield, on average, outflows characterized by O > C, from which, in principle, only oxidized condensates (e.g., O-rich grains) would be expected. Methods: To specifically address whether CO novae can actually produce C-rich dust, six different hydrodynamic nova models have been evolved, from accretion to the expansion and ejection stages, with different choices for the composition of the substrate with which the solar-like accreted material mixes. Updated chemical profiles inside the H-exhausted core have been used, based on stellar evolution calculations for a progenitor of 8 M⊙ through H- and He-burning phases. Results: We show that these profiles lead to C-rich ejecta after the nova outburst. This extends the possible contribution of novae to the inventory of presolar grains identified in meteorites, particularly in a number of carbonaceous phases (i.e., nanodiamonds, silicon carbides, and graphites).

  13. Statistical analysis of dwarf nova outbursts

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    Correlation between maximum brightness, outburst width, lengths of preceding and following intervals has been studied for 14 dwarf novae (mostly from southern sky). Significant correlations (ρ ≥ 0.4) occur only in 16 per cent of cases, what confirms earlier results of Szkody and Mattei (1984). Global correlations have also been studied between mean photometric parameters and binary system parameters using a sample including over 30 objects. The most interesting result is the strong correlation (ρ = +0.94) between the orbital period and the outburst duration. It implies that the quantity α(z0/r)2 is approximately constant for all dwarf novae. Using typical estimates for z0/r we get α = 0.2. 30 refs., 1 figs., 2 tabs. (author)

  14. Gamma-ray emission from nova outbursts

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    Hernanz, M

    2013-01-01

    Classical novae produce radioactive nuclei which are emitters of gamma-rays in the MeV range. Some examples are the lines at 478 and 1275 keV (from 7Be and 22Na) and the positron-electron annihilation emission, with the 511 keV line and a continuum. Gamma-ray spectra and light curves are potential unique tools to trace the corresponding isotopes and to give insights on the properties of the expanding envelope. Another possible origin of gamma-rays is the acceleration of particles up to very high energies, so that either neutral pions or inverse Compton processes produce gamma-rays of energies larger than 100 MeV. MeV photons during nova explosions have not been detected yet, although several attempts have been made in the last decades; on the other hand, GeV photons from novae have been detected with the Fermi satellite in V407 Cyg, a nova in a symbiotic binary, where the companion is a red giant with a wind, instead of a main sequence star as in the cataclysmic variables hosting classical novae. Two more nov...

  15. The Extraordinary X-ray Light Curve of the Classical Nova V1494 Aquilae (1999 #2) in Outburst The Discovery of Pulsations and a "Burst"

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    Drake, J J; Starrfield, S; Butt, Y; Krautter, J; Bond, H E; Valle, M D; Gehrz, R D; Woodward, C E; Evans, A; Orio, M; Hauschildt, P H; Hernanz, M; Mukai, K; Truran, J W; Drake, Jeremy J.; Starrfield, Sumner; Butt, Yousaf; Krautter, Joachim; Woodward, Charles E.

    2003-01-01

    V1494 Aql (Nova Aql 1999 No. 2) was discovered on 2 December 1999. We obtained Chandra ACIS-I spectra on 15 April and 7 June 2000 which appear to show only emission lines. Our third observation, on 6 August, showed that its spectrum had evolved to that characteristic of a Super Soft X-ray Source. We then obtained Chandra LETG+HRC-S spectra on 28 September (8 ksec) and 1 October (17 ksec). We analyzed the X-ray light curve of our grating observations and found both a short time scale ``burst'' and oscillations. Neither of these phenomena have previously been seen in the light curve of a nova in outburst. The ``burst'' was a factor of 10 rise in X-ray counts near the middle of the second observation, and which lasted about 1000 sec; it exhibited at least two peaks, in addition to other structure. Our time series analysis of the combined 25 ksec observation shows a peak at 2500 s which is present in independent analyses of both the zeroth order image and the dispersed spectrum and is not present in similar analy...

  16. Nova Framework: A New Tool For Modeling of Nova Outbursts and Nucleosynthesis

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    Denissenkov, Pavel A; Pignatari, Marco; Truran, James W

    2012-01-01

    Classical novae are the results of surface thermonuclear explosions of H-rich material accreted by white dwarfs (WDs) from their low-mass main-sequence or red-giant binary companions. Chemical composition analysis of their ejecta shows that nova outbursts occur on both carbon-oxygen (CO) and oxygen-neon (ONe) WDs, and that there is cross-boundary mixing between the accreted envelope and underlying WD. We have combined the stellar evolution code MESA and post-processing nucleosynthesis tools of NuGrid into a framework that allows to produce up-to-date models of nova outbursts and compute detailed nucleosynthesis in novae occurring on CO and ONe WDs. The convective boundary mixing (CBM) in our 1D numerical simulations is implemented using a diffusion coefficient that is exponentially decreasing with a distance below the bottom of the convective envelope. This MESA CBM prescription is based on the findings in 3D hydrodynamic simulations that the velocity field, and along with it the mixing expressed in terms of ...

  17. Outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco

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    Waagen, Elizabeth O.

    2014-02-01

    The outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco (Nova Sco 1937) by Rod Stubbings (Tetoora Road, VIC, Australia) at visual magnitude 9.0 on 2014 February 6.694 UT is reported. This recurrent nova is fading quickly. Follow-up observations of all types (visual, CCD, DSLR) are strongly encouraged, as is spectroscopy; fast time-series of this nova may be useful to detect possible flaring activity as was observed during the outburst of U Scorpii in 2010. Coincident time-series by multiple observers would be most useful for such a study, with a V-filter being preferred. Observations reported to the AAVSO International Database show V745 Sco at visual mag. 10.2 on 2014 Feb. 07.85833 UT (A. Pearce, Nedlands, W. Australia). Finder charts with sequence may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (http://www.aavso.org/vsp). Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database. Previous outbursts occurred in 1937 and 1989. The 1937 outburst was detected in 1958 (in decline at magnitude 11.0 on 1937 May 11.1 UT; outburst had occurred within the previous 19 days) by Lukas Plaut on plates taken by Hendrik van Gent at the Leiden Observatory; the object was announced as Nova Sco 1937 and later assigned the GCVS name V745 Sco. The 1989 outburst was detected on 1989 August 1.55 UT by Mati Morel (MMAT, Thornton, NSW, Australia) at visual magnitude 10.4 and in decline. Dr. Bradley Schaefer (Louisiana State University) reports (2010ApJS..187..275S) in his comprehensive analysis of the 10 known galactic recurrent novae (including V745 Sco) that the median interval between recurrent novae outbursts is 24 years. The interval since the 1989 outburst of V745 Sco is 24.10 years. See the Alert Notice for additional visual and multicolor photometry and for more details.

  18. Nova Delphini 2013: Backyard Analysis of a Classical Nova

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    Reid, Piper

    2014-01-01

    On August 14, 2013, Nova Delphini was discovered by Koichi Itagaki. This nova erupted to a maximum brightness of magnitude 4.4 by August 16, 2013. The extraordinary brightness of this event has allowed many amateur astronomers to have the chance to study it. More than 750 amateur astronomers have contributed to the AAVSO photometry database of Nova Delphini.1 The amount and quality of spectroscopic data gathered is unprecedented as well, as over 700 individual spectra have been collected so far in the ARAS database.2 A nova is a class of variable star that undergoes a cataclysmic eruption, which can be observed through a sudden increase in brightness that declines over a series of months or years. At the center of a nova is an accreting white dwarf star which is collecting hydrogen from its surroundings. The accreting mass causes a nuclear reaction on the surface of the white dwarf and as the pressure increases the reaction becomes super-critical and a thermonuclear runaway is ignited causing the brightness increase as well as triggering the ejection of a shell of material form the star. The stages of a classical nova outburst are outlined along with techniques available to amateur astronomers for study of these phenomena. The author’s equipment and software setup are detailed. Results obtained using a low resolution grating, Schmidt-cassegrain telescope and CCD camera that were acquired while Nova Delphini was in the “fireball stage” 3 and subsequent “iron curtain phase”3 are compared and discussed. Results obtained using a high resolution spectroscope, Schmidt-cassegrain telescope and CCD camera that were acquired during the “lifting of the iron curtain phase”3 are also presented. References 1. Turner, Rebecca. “AAVSO - Nova Del 2013” 20 Aug 2013 Web. 8 Sep 2013 2. Tessier, Francois. “ARAS Spectral Database - Nova-Del-2013” 22 Sep 2013 Web. 22 Sep 2013 3. Shore, Steven N. “Spectroscopy of Novae - A User’s Manual” arXiv:1211.3176 [astro

  19. A theoretical study of problems in classical nova evolution

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    Three distinct issues in classical nova evolution are addressed with the aid of one- and two-dimensional numerical hydrodynamics. The effects of convection on nova outbursts are examined within the confines of the mixing length theory. It is found that increasing the efficiency of convection enhances the violence of the thermonuclear runaway (TNR). This also relates to the question of the feasibility of obtaining nova outbursts on magnetic white dwarfs among the AM Her systems. The effects of a strong magnetic field on the TNR are explored. The field interferes with the development of convection during the TNR, which results in lower ejection velocities. However, for field strengths typical of cataclysmic variables, the violence of strong outbursts is affected only moderately. The conditions necessary for the production of strong TNR's in the hibernation model of cataclysmic binary evolution are also examined. The feasibility of obtaining strong nova outbursts is investigated when the accretion rate during hibernation is decreased. It is found that a reduction (by a factor of 100) for periods of longer than a couple thousand years, is sufficient to ensure violent outbursts, even in the presence of large pre-outburst accretion rates. The effects of a common envelope phase (CEP) on the outburst are discussed. The motion of the secondary through an expanding common envelope is resisted by frictional drag. This dissipates both energy and angular momentum from the orbit inducing hydrodynamic motion. Significant departures are found to occur in the manner in which mass is lost when the effects of drag are taken into account. Specifically, a CEP is found to accelerate and enhance mass loss. Ejection is found to be concentrated in the orbital plane, with velocities of a few thousand km/sec

  20. Rebrightening Phenomenon in Classical Novae

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    Kato, Taichi; Maehara, Hiroyuki; Kiyota, Seiichiro

    2009-01-01

    Two classical novae V1493 Aql and V2362 Cyg were known to exhibit unprecedented large-amplitude rebrightening during the late stage of their evolution. We analyzed common properties in these two light curves. We show that these unusual light curves are very well expressed by a combination of power-law decline, omnipresent in fast novae, and exponential brightening. We propose a schematic interpretation of the properties common to these rebrightenings can be a consequence of a shock resulting from a secondary ejection and its breakout in the optically thick nova winds. This interpretation has an advantage in explaining the rapid fading following the rebrightening and the subsequent evolution of the light curve. The exponential rise might reflect emerging light from the shock front, analogous to a radiative precursor in a supernova shock breakout. The consequence of such a shock in the nova wind potentially explains many kinds of unusual phenomena in novae including early-stage variations and potentially dust f...

  1. The awakening of a classical nova from hibernation

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    Mróz, Przemek; Udalski, Andrzej; Pietrukowicz, Paweł; Szymański, Michał K.; Soszyński, Igor; Wyrzykowski, Łukasz; Poleski, Radosław; Kozłowski, Szymon; Skowron, Jan; Ulaczyk, Krzysztof; Skowron, Dorota; Pawlak, Michał

    2016-09-01

    Cataclysmic variable stars—novae, dwarf novae, and nova-likes—are close binary systems consisting of a white dwarf star (the primary) that is accreting matter from a low-mass companion star (the secondary). From time to time such systems undergo large-amplitude brightenings. The most spectacular eruptions, with a ten-thousandfold increase in brightness, occur in classical novae and are caused by a thermonuclear runaway on the surface of the white dwarf. Such eruptions are thought to recur on timescales of ten thousand to a million years. In between, the system’s properties depend primarily on the mass-transfer rate: if it is lower than a billionth of a solar mass per year, the accretion becomes unstable and the matter is dumped onto the white dwarf during quasi-periodic dwarf nova outbursts. The hibernation hypothesis predicts that nova eruptions strongly affect the mass-transfer rate in the binary, keeping it high for centuries after the event. Subsequently, the mass-transfer rate should significantly decrease for a thousand to a million years, starting the hibernation phase. After that the nova awakes again—with accretion returning to the pre-eruption level and leading to a new nova explosion. The hibernation model predicts cyclical evolution of cataclysmic variables through phases of high and low mass-transfer. The theory gained some support from the discovery of ancient nova shells around the dwarf novae Z Camelopardalis and AT Cancri, but direct evidence for considerable mass-transfer changes prior, during and after nova eruptions has not hitherto been found. Here we report long-term observations of the classical nova V1213 Cen (Nova Centauri 2009) covering its pre- and post-eruption phases and precisely documenting its evolution. Within the six years before the explosion, the system revealed dwarf nova outbursts indicative of a low mass-transfer rate. The post-nova is two orders of magnitude brighter than the pre-nova at minimum light with no trace of

  2. The panchromatic spectroscopic evolution of the classical CO nova V339 Del (Nova Del 2013) until X-ray turnoff

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    Shore, S N; Schwarz, G J; Teyssier, F M; Buil, C; Aquino, I De Gennaro; Page, K L; Osborne, J P; Scaringi, S; Starrfield, S; van Winckel, H; Williams, R E; Woodward, C E

    2016-01-01

    Classical novae are the product of thermonuclear runaway-initiated explosions occurring on accreting white dwarfs. V339 Del (Nova Delphinus 2013) was one of the brightest classical novae of the last hundred years. Spectroscopy and photometry are available from $\\gamma$-rays through infrared at stages that have frequently not been well observed. The complete data set is intended to provide a benchmark for comparison with modeling and for understanding more sparsely monitored historical classical and recurrent novae. This paper is the first in the series of reports on the development of the nova. We report here on the early stages of the outburst, through the X-ray active stage. A time sequence of optical, flux calibrated high resolution spectra was obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) using FIES simultaneously, or contemporaneously, with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope during the early stages of the outburst. These were supplemented with MERCATOR/HE...

  3. The Inter-Eruption Timescale of Classical Novae from Expansion of the Z Camelopardalis Shell

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    Shara, Michael M; Zurek, David; Martin, Christopher D; Neill, James D; Seibert, Mark

    2012-01-01

    The dwarf nova Z Camelopardalis is surrounded by the largest known classical nova shell. This shell demonstrates that at least some dwarf novae must have undergone classical nova eruptions in the past, and that at least some classical novae become dwarf novae long after their nova thermonuclear outbursts. The current size of the shell, its known distance, and the largest observed nova ejection velocity set a lower limit to the time since Z Cam's last outburst of 220 years. The brightest part of the Z Cam shell's radius is currently p ~ 1690 pixels. No expansion of the radius of the brightest part of the ejecta was detected, with an upper limit of pdot 5,000 years ago. However, including the important effect of deceleration as the ejecta sweeps up interstellar matter in its snowplow phase reduces the lower limit to 1300 years. This is the first strong test of the prediction of nova thermonuclear runaway theory that the inter-outburst times of classical novae are longer than 1000 yr. The intriguing suggestion ...

  4. Multi-wavelength observations of novae in outburst

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    This review serves as the introduction to the observational studies of novae and I will mention a number of results that will be emphasized by other reviewers. Therefore, I will try to provide the physical framework for multi-wavelength observations as applied to studies of novae. I divide the outburst into phases based on the physical effects that are occurring at that time. The first phase is the rise to bolometric maximum and occurs on a convective time scale. The second phase is the rise to visual maximum and occurs on the time scale for the envelope to expand to ∼1012cm. The third phase is the time when the nova is emitting at constant bolometric luminosity, but declining optical magnitude, and it lasts until most of the accreted material has been either exhausted or eroded from the surface of the white dwarf. The fourth and final phase is the return is the return to quiescence (turn-off phase) and it occurs at the time that nuclear burning is ending. I will discuss each of these phases in turn and end with a discussion. 36 refs

  5. Superhumps in the Rarely Outbursting SU UMa-Type Dwarf Nova, HO Delphini

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    Kato, T.; Nogami, D.; Moilanen, M. (Miika); Yamaoka, H.

    2003-01-01

    We observed the 1994, 1996 and 2001 outbursts of HO Del. From the detection of secure superhumps, HO Del is confirmed to be an SU UMa-type dwarf nova with a superhump period of 0.06453(6) d. Based on the recent observations and the past records, the outbursts of HO Del are found to be relatively rare, with the shortest intervals of superoutbursts being ~740 d. Among SU UMa-type dwarf novae with similar outburst intervals, the outburst amplitude (~5.0 mag) is unusually small. HO Del showed a r...

  6. Getting to know Classical Novae with Swift

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    Osborne, Julian P

    2015-01-01

    Novae have been reported as transients for more than two thousand years. Their bright optical outbursts are the result of explosive nuclear burning of gas accreted from a binary companion onto a white dwarf. Novae containing a white dwarf close to the Chandrasekhar mass limit and accreting at a high rate are potentially the unknown progenitors of the type Ia supernovae used to measure the acceleration of the Universe. Swift X-ray observations have radically transformed our view of novae by providing dense monitoring throughout the outburst, revealing new phenomena in the super-soft X-rays from the still-burning white dwarf such as early extreme variability and half- to one-minute timescale quasi-periodic oscillations. The distinct evolution of this emission from the harder X-ray emission due to ejecta shocks has been clearly delineated. Soft X-ray observations allow the mass of the white dwarf, the mass burned and the mass ejected to be estimated. In combination with observations at other wavelengths, includi...

  7. The awakening of a classical nova from hibernation

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    Mroz, P; Pietrukowicz, P; Szymanski, M K; Soszynski, I; Wyrzykowski, L; Poleski, R; Kozlowski, S; Skowron, J; Ulaczyk, K; Skowron, D; Pawlak, M

    2016-01-01

    Cataclysmic variable stars (CVs) are close binary systems consisting of a white dwarf (primary) that is accreting matter from a low-mass companion star (secondary). From time to time such systems undergo large-amplitude brightenings. The most spectacular eruptions, over $10^4$ times in brightness, occur in classical novae and are caused by a thermonuclear runaway on the surface of the white dwarf. Such eruptions are thought to recur on timescales of $10^4-10^6$. In between, the system's properties depend primarily on the mass-transfer rate: if it is lower than a $10^{-9} M_{\\odot}$/year, the accretion becomes unstable and the matter is dumped onto the white dwarf during quasi-periodic dwarf nova outbursts. The hibernation hypothesis predicts that nova eruptions strongly affect the mass-transfer rate, keeping it high for centuries after the event. Subsequently, the mass-transfer rate should significantly decrease for $10^3-10^6$ years, starting the hibernation phase. After that the nova awakes again - with acc...

  8. Chandra Discovers Eruption and Pulsation in Nova Outburst

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    2001-09-01

    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered a giant outburst of X-rays and unusual cyclical pulsing from a white dwarf star that is closely orbiting another star -- the first time either of these phenomena has been seen in X-rays. The observations are helping scientists better understand the thermonuclear explosions that occur in certain binary star systems. The observations of Nova Aquilae were reported today at the "Two Years of Science with Chandra" symposium by an international team led by Sumner Starrfield of Arizona State University. "We found two important results in our Chandra observations. The first was an underlying pulsation every 40 minutes in the X-ray brightness, which we believe comes from the cyclical expansion and contraction of the outer layers of the white dwarf," said Starrfield. "The other result was an enormous flare of X-rays that lasted for 15 minutes. Nothing like this has been seen before from a nova, and we don't know how to explain it." Novas occur on a white dwarf (a star which used up all its nuclear fuel and shrank to roughly the size of the Earth) that is orbiting a normal size star. Strong gravity tides drag hydrogen gas off the normal star and onto the white dwarf, where it can take more than 100,000 years for enough hydrogen to accumulate to ignite nuclear fusion reactions. Gradually, these reactions intensify until a cosmic-sized hydrogen bomb blast results. The outer layers of the white dwarf are then blown away, producing a nova outburst that can be observed for a period of months to years as the material expands into space. "Chandra has allowed us to see deep into the gases ejected by this giant explosion and extract unparalleled information on the evolution of the white dwarf whose surface is exploding," said Jeremy Drake of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The brightening of Nova Aquilae was first detected by optical astronomers in December 1999. "Although this star is at a distance of more than 6

  9. The spectroscopic evolution of the $\\gamma$-ray emitting classical nova Nova Mon 2012. I. Implications for the ONe subclass of classical novae

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    Shore, S N; Schwarz, G J; Augusteijn, T; Cheung, C C; Walter, F M; Starrfield, S

    2013-01-01

    Nova Mon 2012 was the first classical nova to be detected as a high energy $\\gamma$-ray transient, by Fermi-LAT, before its optical discovery. We study a time sequence of high resolution optical echelle spectra (Nordic Optical Telescope) and contemporaneous NOT, STIS UV, and CHIRON echelle spectra (Nov 20/21/22). We use [O III] and H$\\beta$ line fluxs to constrain the properties of the ejecta. We derive the structure from the optical and UV line profiles and compare our measured line fluxes for with predictions using Cloudy with abundances from other ONe novae. Mon 2012 is confirmed as an ONe nova. We find E(B-V)=0.85$\\pm$0.05 and hydrogen column density $\\approx 5\\times 10^{21}$ cm$^{-2}$. The corrected continuum luminosity is nearly the same in the entire observed energy range as V1974 Cyg, V382 Mon, and Nova LMC 2000 at the same epoch after outburst. The distance, about 3.6 kpc, is quite similar to V1974 Cyg. The line profiles can be modeled using an axisymmetric bipolar geometry for the ejecta with variou...

  10. Abundance analysis of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi (2006 outburst)

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    Das, Ramkrishna

    2015-01-01

    We present an analysis of elemental abundances of ejecta of the recurrent nova RS Oph using published optical and near-infrared spectra during the 2006 outburst. We use the CLOUDY photoionization code to generate synthetic spectra by varying several parameters, the model generated spectra are then matched with the observed emission line spectra obtained at two epochs. We obtain the best fit model parameters through the $\\chi^{2}$ minimization technique. Our model results fit well with observed optical and near-infrared spectra. The best-fit model parameters are compatible with a hot white dwarf source with T$_{BB}$ of 5.5 - 5.8 $\\times$ 10$^{5}$ K and roughly constant a luminosity of 6 - 8 $\\times$ 10$^{36}$ ergs s$^{-1}$. From the analysis we find the following abundances (by number) of elements with respect to solar: He/H = 1.8 $\\pm$ 0.1, N/H = 12.0 $\\pm$ 1.0, O/H = 1.0 $\\pm$ 0.4, Ne/H = 1.5 $\\pm$ 0.1, Si/H = 0.4 $\\pm$ 0.1, Fe/H = 3.2 $\\pm$ 0.2, Ar/H = 5.1 $\\pm$ 0.1, and Al/H = 1.0 $\\pm$ 0.1, all other elem...

  11. Infrared studies of Nova Scorpii 2014: an outburst in a symbiotic system sans an accompanying blast wave

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    Joshi, Vishal; Ashok, N M; Venkataraman, V; Walter, F M

    2015-01-01

    Near-IR spectroscopy is presented for Nova Scorpii 2014. It is shown that the outburst occurred in a symbiotic binary system - an extremely rare configuration for a classical nova outburst to occur in but appropriate for the eruption of a recurrent nova of the T CrB class. We estimate the spectral class of secondary as M5III $\\pm$ (two sub-classes). The maximum magnitude versus rate of decline (MMRD) relations give an unacceptably large value of 37.5 kpc for the distance. The spectra are typical of the He/N class of novae with strong HeI and H lines. The profiles are broad and flat topped with full width at zero intensities (FWZIs) approaching 9000-10000 km s$^{-1}$ and also have a sharp narrow component superposed which is attributable to emission from the giant's wind. Hot shocked gas, accompanied by X-rays and $\\gamma$ rays, is expected to form when the high velocity ejecta from the nova plows into the surrounding giant wind. Although X-ray emission was observed no $\\gamma$-ray emission was reported. It is...

  12. Convective Undershoot Mixing in Nova Outbursts - the Dependence on the Composition of the Underlying White Dwarf

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    Glasner, Ami S; Truran, James W

    2011-01-01

    We present here, for the first time, a 2D study of the undershoot convective mechanism in nova outbursts for a wide range of possible compositions of the layer underlying the accreted envelope. Previous surveys studied the mechanism only for solar matter accreted on top of a carbon oxygen white dwarf. Mixing with carbon was found to be crucial for the process since it dramatically enhanced the burning rates. According to observations and stellar evolution theory, in classical and recurrent novae the outermost underlying layer of the white dwarf can also be composed of ONe or pure Helium. In all the cases we examined we found significant amounts of mixing. We present the details of the burning rates and the convective flow for each underlying layer and discuss its significance for the long term debate as to the exact mechanism responsible for the enrichment of novae ejecta. Our results show that the undershoot convective dredge up model predict mixing amounts that can be consistent with observations in all the...

  13. The UBV Color Evolution of Classical Novae. II. Color-Magnitude Diagram

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    Hachisu, Izumi

    2016-01-01

    We have examined the outburst tracks of 40 novae in the color-magnitude diagram (intrinsic B-V color versus absolute V magnitude). After reaching the optical maximum, each nova generally evolves toward blue from the upper-right to the lower-left and then turns back toward the right. The 40 tracks are categorized into one of six templates: very fast nova V1500 Cyg; fast novae V1668 Cyg, V1974 Cyg, and LV Vul; moderately fast nova FH Ser; and very slow nova PU Vul. These templates are located from the left (blue) to the right (red) in this order, depending on the envelope mass and nova speed class. A bluer nova has a less massive envelope and faster nova speed class. In novae with multiple peaks, the track of the first decay is more red than that of the second (or third) decay, because a large part of the envelope mass had already been ejected during the first peak. Thus, our newly obtained tracks in the color-magnitude diagram provide useful information to understand the physics of classical novae. We also fou...

  14. Superhumps in the Rarely Outbursting SU UMa-Type Dwarf Nova, HO Delphini

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    Kato, T; Moilanen, M; Yamaoka, H

    2003-01-01

    We observed the 1994, 1996 and 2001 outbursts of HO Del. From the detection of secure superhumps, HO Del is confirmed to be an SU UMa-type dwarf nova with a superhump period of 0.06453(6) d. Based on the recent observations and the past records, the outbursts of HO Del are found to be relatively rare, with the shortest intervals of superoutbursts being ~740 d. Among SU UMa-type dwarf novae with similar outburst intervals, the outburst amplitude (~5.0 mag) is unusually small. HO Del showed a rather rapid decay of the superhump amplitudes, and no regrowth of the amplitudes during the later stage, in contrast to the commonly observed behavior in SU UMa-type dwarf novae with long outburst intervals. We positively identified HO Del with a ROSAT X-ray source, and obtained a relatively large X-ray luminosity of 10^(31.1+/-0.2) erg/s. We also performed a literature survey of SU UMa-type dwarf novae, and presented a new set of basic statistics. The SU UMa-type dwarf novae with a brightening trend or with a regrowth of...

  15. Beacons in the sky. Classical novae vs. X-ray bursts

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    Thermonuclear runaways are at the origin of some of the most energetic and frequent stellar cataclysmic events. In this review talk, we outline our understanding of the mechanisms leading to classical nova explosions and X-ray bursts, together with their associated nucleosynthesis. In particular, we focus on the interplay between nova outbursts and the Galactic chemical abundances (mainly 13C, 15N, and 17O), the synthesis of radioactive nuclei of interest for gamma-ray astronomy (7Be-7Li, 22Na, or 26Al), the endpoint of nova nucleosynthesis, based both on theoretical and observational grounds, and the recent discovery of presolar meteoritic grains, both in the Murchison and Acfer 094 meteorites, likely condensed in nova shells. Recent progress in the modeling of X-ray bursts as well as an insight into the nuclear uncertainties affecting critical reactions, for both novae and X-ray bursts, will also be presented. (author)

  16. Beacons in the sky: Classical novae vs. X-ray bursts

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    Thermonuclear runaways are at the origin of some of the most energetic and frequent stellar cataclysmic events. In this review talk, we outline our understanding of the mechanisms leading to classical nova explosions and X-ray bursts, together with their associated nucleosynthesis. In particular, we focus on the interplay between nova outbursts and the Galactic chemical abundances (where 13C, 15N, and 17O constitute the likely imprints of many nova outbursts during the overall 10Gyr of Galactic history), the synthesis of radioactive nuclei of interest for gamma-ray astronomy (7Be-7Li, 22Na, or 26Al), the endpoint of nova nucleosynthesis, based on theoretical and observational grounds, and the recent discovery of presolar meteoritic grains, both in the Murchison and Acfer 094 meteorites, likely condensed in nova shells. Recent progress in the modeling of X-ray bursts as well as an insight into the input nuclear physics requests, for both novae and X-ray bursts, will also be presented. (orig.)

  17. Near-IR studies of recurrent nova V745 Scorpii during its 2014 outburst

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    Banerjee, D P K; Venkataraman, V; Ashok, N M; Marion, G H; Hsiao, E Y; Raj, A

    2014-01-01

    The recurrent nova (RN) V745 Scorpii underwent its third known outburst on 2014 January 6. Infrared monitoring of the eruption on an almost daily basis, starting from 1.3d after discovery, shows the emergence of a powerful blast wave generated by the high velocity nova ejecta exceeding 4000 kms$^{-1}$ plowing into its surrounding environment. The temperature of the shocked gas is raised to a high value exceeding 10$^{8}$K immediately after outburst commencement. The energetics of the outburst clearly surpass those of similar symbiotic systems like RS Oph and V407 Cyg which have giant secondaries. The shock does not show a free-expansion stage but rather shows a decelerative Sedov-Taylor phase from the beginning. Such strong shockfronts are known to be sites for $\\gamma$ ray generation. V745 Sco is the latest nova, apart from five other known novae, to show $\\gamma$ ray emission. It may be an important testbed to resolve the crucial question whether all novae are generically $\\gamma$ ray emitters by virtue of ...

  18. Dwarf novae in outburst: simultaneous ultraviolet and optical observations of UZ Serpentis, RX Andromedae and AH Herculis

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    Verbun, F.; Pringle, J.E.; Wade, R.A. (Cambridge Univ. (UK). Inst. of Astronomy); Echevarria, J.; Jones, D.H.P.; Argyle, R.W.; Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A. (Royal Greenwich Observatory, Hailsham (UK); Sussex Univ., Brighton (UK). Astronomy Centre); Dous, C. la; Schoembs, R. (Muenchen Univ. (Germany, F.R.). Sternwarte)

    1984-09-01

    Spectroscopic and photometric observations in the optical and ultraviolet wavelength regions made during outbursts of the three dwarf novae UZ Serpentis, RX Andromedae and AH Herculis are presented. The observations do not cover the rapid initial rise to outburst, but rather the peak and the subsequent decline. The overall changes of the continuum distributions are different in the three objects, and for UZ Ser evidence is presented that the distribution repeats from outburst to outburst, although the line strengths do not. The decline from outburst is characterized by a drop in flux at all wavelengths, the drop being faster at shorter wavelengths.

  19. Dwarf novae in outburst: simultaneous ultraviolet and optical observations of UZ Serpentis, RX Andromedae and AH Herculis

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    Spectroscopic and photometric observations in the optical and ultraviolet wavelength regions made during outbursts of the three dwarf novae UZ Serpentis, RX Andromedae and AH Herculis are presented. The observations do not cover the rapid initial rise to outburst, but rather the peak and the subsequent decline. The overall changes of the continuum distributions are different in the three objects, and for UZ Ser evidence is presented that the distribution repeats from outburst to outburst, although the line strengths do not. The decline from outburst is characterized by a drop in flux at all wavelengths, the drop being faster at shorter wavelengths. (author)

  20. The 2010 early outburst spectrum of the recurrent nova U Scorpii

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    Kafka, Styliani

    2010-01-01

    Aims. We present optical spectra of the fast recurrent nova U Sco during its recent outburst, obtained within 24 hr of maximum light. Methods. We use medium resolution (R~4000) spectra taken with the with the MagE spectrograph on the Magellan (Clay) 6.5m telescope of the Las Campanas Observatories. Results. The spectrum is notable for its lack of a low ionization transient heavy element absorption system that is visible in the large majority of novae near maximum light. We suggest that this may be due to the dominance of inner Lagrangian L1 mass transfer and the absence of a circumbinary gas reservoir in this object

  1. Infrared accretion disc mapping of the dwarf nova V2051 Ophiuchi in outburst and in quiescence

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    Wojcikiewicz, E.; Baptista, R.

    2014-10-01

    Dwarf novae are compact binaries where a late-type star (the secondary) fills its Roche lobe and transfers matter to a companion white dwarf (the primary) via an accretion disc. They show outbursts which recur on timescales of weeks to years, where the accretion disc brightens by factors 20 to 100 either due to a thermal-viscous instability in the disc (DI model) or to a burst of enhanced mass-transfer from the secondary (MTI model). We report time-series of fast photometry of the dwarf nova V2051 Oph in the J and H bands, obtained with the CAMIV at the 1.6 m telescope of Observatório Pico dos Dias/Brazil, during the decline of an outburst in 2005 June, and in 2008 when the object was in quiescence. We modeled the ellipsoidal variations caused by the secondary to infer its contribution to the J and H fluxes, and fitted stellar atmosphere models to find a photometric parallatic distance of d = (111± 14)pc. Front-back brightness asymmetries in J and H-band eclipse maps along the decline from the 2005 outburst suggest that the accretion disc had a non-negligible opening angle which decreased as the disc cooled down. The time evolution of the disc radial temperature distribution along the outburst decline shows a cooling wave which accelerates as is travels inwards - in contradiction to a basic prediction from the DI model.

  2. NEAR-IR STUDIES OF RECURRENT NOVA V745 SCORPII DURING ITS 2014 OUTBURST

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    The recurrent nova V745 Scorpii underwent its third known outburst on 2014 February 6. Infrared monitoring of the eruption on an almost daily basis, starting from 1.3 days after discovery, shows the emergence of a powerful blast wave generated by the high velocity nova ejecta exceeding 4000 km s–1 plowing into its surrounding environment. The temperature of the shocked gas is raised to a high value exceeding 108 K immediately after outburst commencement. The energetics of the outburst clearly surpass those of similar symbiotic systems like RS Oph and V407 Cyg which have giant secondaries. The shock does not show a free-expansion stage but rather shows a decelerative Sedov-Taylor phase from the beginning. Such strong shock fronts are known to be sites for γ-ray generation. V745 Sco is the latest nova, apart from five other known novae, to show γ-ray emission. It may be an important testbed to resolve the crucial question of whether or not all novae are generically γ-ray emitters by virtue of having a circumbinary reservoir of material that is shocked by the ejecta rather than γ-ray generation being restricted to only symbiotic systems with a shocked red giant (RG) wind. The lack of a free-expansion stage favors V745 Sco to have a density enhancement around the white dwarf (WD), above that contributed by a RG wind. Our analysis also suggests that the WD in V745 Sco is very massive and a potential progenitor for a future SN Ia explosion

  3. OGLE Atlas of Classical Novae I. Galactic Bulge Objects

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    Mroz, P; Poleski, R; Soszynski, I; Szymanski, M K; Pietrzynski, G; Wyrzykowski, L; Ulaczyk, K; Kozlowski, S; Pietrukowicz, P; Skowron, J

    2015-01-01

    Classical novae eruptions are possible sources of lithium formation and gamma-rays emission. The remnant systems of novae eruptions can also become Type Ia supernovae. The contribution of novae to these phenomena depends on nova rates that are not well established for the Galaxy. Here, we directly measure the Galactic bulge nova rate of $13.9 \\pm 2.6$ yr$^{-1}$. This measurement is much more accurate than any previous measurement of this kind thanks to multiple years of bulge monitoring by the OGLE survey. Our sample consists of 39 novae eruptions, $\\sim$1/3 of which are OGLE-based discoveries. The long-term monitoring allows us to not only measure the nova rate but also to study in detail the light curves of 39 eruptions and over 80 post-nova candidates. We measured orbital periods for 9 post-novae and 9 novae, in 14 cases we procured the first estimates. The OGLE survey is very sensitive to the frequently erupting recurrent novae. We did not found any object similar to M31 2008-12a, which erupts once a year...

  4. Multi-mission observations of the old nova GK Per during the 2015 outburst

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    Zemko, Polina; Luna, Gerardo Juan Manuel; Mukai, Koji

    2016-01-01

    The remarkable old nova and an intermediate polar (IP) - GK Per was observed with Swift, the Chandra HETG and NuSTAR during its recent dwarf nova (DN) outburst in March - April 2015. Monitoring the outburst, we noticed several processes occurring on different time scales, such as: the slow evolution of the very soft X-ray emission (below 0.6 keV) during the first two weeks of the outburst and the very fast saturation of the X-ray flux above 1 keV. The Swift UVOT lights curves also showed different behaviour, depending on the filter. The broad band X-ray spectra revealed the presence of at least three different emitting sources. The white dwarf (WD) spin was observed even in the very hard X-ray range of NuSTAR, indicating that the modulation is not due to absorption, in contrast to a typical IP. It is also supported by the similarity of the on-pulse and off-pulse X-ray spectra. We propose that the scenario when the inner accretion disk pushed towards the WD by the increased accretion obscures the lower WD pole...

  5. Suzaku X-ray observation of the GK Persei dwarf nova outburst in 2015

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    Yuasa, Takayuki; Hayashi, Takayuki; Ishida, Manabu

    2016-06-01

    The intermediate polar GK Per exhibited a dwarf nova outburst in 2015 March-April. Suzaku X-ray telescope serendipitously captured the onset of the outburst during its pre-scheduled pointing observation spanning four days. In this paper, we present temporal and spectral analysis results of this outburst, together with those from archival data of quiescent obtained in 2009 and 2014. Our temporal analysis confirmed previously reported spin modulation of X-ray count rates in outburst with a white dwarf (WD) spin period of PWD = 351.4 ± 0.5 s. The modulation is also detected in the hard X-ray band (16-60 keV), and spectral modelling of the absorption suggests obscuration by a dense absorption with a line-of-sight column density of NH > 1023 cm-2. A complex time evolution of spin modulation profiles is seen; the spin minimum phase shifts from phase ˜0.25 in the first half of the observation to ˜0.65 in the second one, and the pulse shape significantly changes epoch by epoch. Spectral fitting in the Fe K α band revealed an increase of the fluorescent line equivalent width, from ˜80 eV (quiescent) to ˜140 eV (outburst). The equivalent widths of He-like and H-like Fe K α are consistent with being constant at ˜40 eV in the two states. Broad-band spectral fitting in the 2-60 keV band resulted in a sub-solar Fe abundance of ˜0.1 Z⊙ and the maximum plasma temperature kTmax ˜ 50-60 keV when the isobaric cooling-flow model was applied. Based on the very small temperature change against a 6-7 times increased accretion rate, the accretion geometry in early outburst is discussed.

  6. The outburst of the X-ray nova GRS 1739-278 in September, 2016

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    Mereminskiy, I A; Krivonos, R A; Grebenev, S A; Burenin, R A; Sunyaev, R A

    2016-01-01

    During the scanning observations of the Galactic Center region in August - September 2016 we detected the new outburst of the historical X-ray nova GRS 1739-278, the black hole candidate LMXB system. In this letter we present results of INTEGRAL and Swift-XRT observations taken during the outburst. In hard X-ray band (20-60 keV) the flux from the source raised from $\\sim$11 to $\\sim$30 mCrab between 3 and 14 of September. For nearly 8 days the source has been observed at this flux level and then faded to $\\sim$15 mCrab. The broadband quasi-simultaneous spectrum obtained during the outburst is well described by the absorbed powerlaw with the photon index $\\Gamma=1.86\\pm0.07$ in broad energy range 0.5-150 keV, with absorption corresponding to ${N_{H}}=2.3\\times10^{22}$ cm$^{-2}$ assuming solar abundance. Based on this we can conclude that the source was in the low/hard state. From the lightcurve and spectra we propose that this outburst was `failed', i.e. amount of accreted matter was not sufficient to achieve ...

  7. ELEMENTAL ABUNDANCES IN THE EJECTA OF OLD CLASSICAL NOVAE FROM LATE-EPOCH SPITZER SPECTRA

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    We present Spitzer Space Telescope mid-infrared IRS spectra, supplemented by ground-based optical observations, of the classical novae V1974 Cyg, V382 Vel, and V1494 Aql more than 11, 8, and 4 years after outburst, respectively. The spectra are dominated by forbidden emission from neon and oxygen, though in some cases, there are weak signatures of magnesium, sulfur, and argon. We investigate the geometry and distribution of the late time ejecta by examination of the emission line profiles. Using nebular analysis in the low-density regime, we estimate lower limits on the abundances in these novae. In V1974 Cyg and V382 Vel, our observations confirm the abundance estimates presented by other authors and support the claims that these eruptions occurred on ONe white dwarfs (WDs). We report the first detection of neon emission in V1494 Aql and show that the system most likely contains a CO WD.

  8. The $^{7}$Be II Resonance Lines in Two Classical Novae V5668 Sgr and V2944 Oph

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    Tajitsu, Akito; Naito, Hiroyuki; Arai, Akira; Kawakita, Hideyo; Aoki, Wako

    2016-01-01

    We report spectroscopic observations of the resonance lines of singly ionized $^{7}$Be in the blue-shifted absorption line systems found in the post-outburst spectra of two classical novae -- V5668 Sgr (Nova Sagittarii 2015 No.2) and V2944 Oph (Nova Ophiuchi 2015). The unstable isotope, $^{7}$Be, should has been created during the thermonuclear runaway (TNR) of these novae and decays to form $^{7}$Li within a short period (a half-life of 53.22 days). Confirmations of $^{7}$Be are the second and the third ones following the first case found in V339 Del by Tajitsu et al. (2015). The blue-shifted absorption line systems in both novae are clearly divided into two velocity components, both of which contain $^{7}$Be. This means that the absorbing gases in both velocity components consist of products of TNR. We estimate amounts of $^{7}$Be produced during outbursts of both novae and conclude that significant $^{7}$Li should have been created. These findings strongly suggest that the explosive production of $^{7}$Li ...

  9. Photometric evolution of the 2016 outburst of recurrent Nova LMC 1968: the first three weeks

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    Munari, U; Hambsch, F -J; Frigo, A

    2016-01-01

    Optical (BVRI) photometry of the first three weeks of the 2016 outburst of the recurrent Nova LMC 1968 is presented and discussed. The 2016 I-band light-curve is an exact replica, even in the most minute details, of that for the 2010 eruption. The maximum is inferred to have occurred on 2016 Jan 21.2 at I=11.5 mag, corresponding to an absolute magnitude M(I)=-7.15. A ~1 day plateau is present in all bands about six days past optical maximum, simultaneous with the emergence of super-soft X-ray emission in Swift observations, signalling the widespread ionization of the ejecta. The nova entered a much longer plateau about 9 days past maximum, governed by the brightness of the white dwarf, now directly visible and still nuclearly burning on its surface. An outburst recurrence mean period of ~955 days (2.6 yrs) would fit both the OGLE inter-season gaps and the observed intervals between previous outburts.

  10. Mass transfer variation in the outburst model of dwarf novae and soft X-ray transients

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    Viallet, M

    2008-01-01

    We discuss two mechanisms that could result in an enhancement of the mass transfer rate during outbursts of dwarf novae and soft X-ray transients: the hot outer disc rim itself could heat the L1 point and scattered radiation by optically thin outflowing matter could also heat L1 significantly. We determine quantitatively the increase of the mass transfer rate resulting from an extra heating. During outbursts, the disc edge heats up the upper layer of the secondary with a flux of the order of the intrinsic stellar flux. This probably has no large effect on the mass transfer rate. In soft X-ray transients, the environing medium of the disc (corona+wind) could back-scatter a certain fraction of the accretion luminosity toward L1. Since soft X-ray transients reach high luminosities, even a low efficiency of this effect could yield a significant heating of L1, whereas we show that in dwarf novae this effect is negligible. Initially the incoming radiation does not penetrate below the photosphere of the secondary. D...

  11. OGLE Atlas of Classical Novae II. Magellanic Clouds

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    Mroz, P; Poleski, R; Soszynski, I; Szymanski, M K; Pietrzynski, G; Wyrzykowski, L; Ulaczyk, K; Kozlowski, S; Pietrukowicz, P; Skowron, J

    2016-01-01

    The population of classical novae in the Magellanic Clouds was poorly known because of a lack of systematic studies. There were some suggestions that nova rates per unit mass in the Magellanic Clouds were higher than in any other galaxy. Here, we present an analysis of data collected over sixteen years by the OGLE survey with the aim of characterizing nova population in the Clouds. We found twenty eruptions of novae, half of them are new discoveries. We robustly measure the nova rates of $2.4 \\pm 0.8$ yr$^{-1}$ (LMC) and $0.9 \\pm 0.4$ yr$^{-1}$ (SMC) and confirm that K-band luminosity-specific nova rates in both Clouds are 2-3 times higher than in other galaxies. This can be explained by the star formation history in the Magellanic Clouds, specifically a re-ignition of the star formation rate a few Gyr ago. We also present the discovery of an intriguing system OGLE-MBR133.25.1160 which mimics recurrent nova eruptions.

  12. OGLE Atlas of Classical Novae. II. Magellanic Clouds

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    Mróz, P.; Udalski, A.; Poleski, R.; Soszyński, I.; Szymański, M. K.; Pietrzyński, G.; Wyrzykowski, Ł.; Ulaczyk, K.; Kozłowski, S.; Pietrukowicz, P.; Skowron, J.

    2016-01-01

    The population of classical novae in the Magellanic Clouds was poorly known because of a lack of systematic studies. There were some suggestions that nova rates per unit mass in the Magellanic Clouds were higher than in any other galaxy. Here, we present an analysis of data collected over 16 years by the OGLE survey with the aim of characterizing the nova population in the Clouds. We found 20 eruptions of novae, half of which are new discoveries. We robustly measure nova rates of 2.4 ± 0.8 yr-1 (LMC) and 0.9 ± 0.4 yr-1 (SMC) and confirm that the K-band luminosity-specific nova rates in both Clouds are 2-3 times higher than in other galaxies. This can be explained by the star formation history in the Magellanic Clouds, specifically the re-ignition of the star formation rate a few Gyr ago. We also present the discovery of the intriguing system OGLE-MBR133.25.1160, which mimics recurrent nova eruptions.

  13. Gamma-ray emission from individual classical novae

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    Gómez-Gomar, J; José, J; Isern, J

    1997-01-01

    Classical novae are important producers of radioactive nuclei, such as be7, n13, f18, na22 and al26. The disintegration of these nuclei produces positrons (except for be7) that through annihilation with electrons produce photons of energies 511 keV and below. Furthermore, be7 and na22 decay producing photons with energies of 478 keV and 1275 keV, respectively, well in the gamma-ray domain. Therefore, novae are potential sources of gamma-ray emission. The properties of gamma-ray spectra and gamma-ray light curves (for the continuum and for the lines at 511, 478 and 1275 keV) have been analyzed, with a special emphasis on the difference between carbon-oxygen and oxygen-neon novae. Predictions of detectability of individual novae by the future SPI spectrometer on board the INTEGRAL satellite are made.

  14. Three-dimensional simulations of turbulent convective mixing in ONe and CO classical nova explosions

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    Casanova, Jordi; José, Jordi; García-Berro, Enrique; Shore, Steven N.

    2016-10-01

    Classical novae are thermonuclear explosions that take place in the envelopes of accreting white dwarfs in binary systems. The material piles up under degenerate conditions, driving a thermonuclear runaway. The energy released by the suite of nuclear processes operating at the envelope heats the material up to peak temperatures of (1-4) × 108 K. During these events, about 10-3-10-7 M⊙, enriched in CNO and, sometimes, other intermediate-mass elements (e.g., Ne, Na, Mg, Al) are ejected into the interstellar medium. To account for the gross observational properties of classical novae (in particular, the high concentrations of metals spectroscopically inferred in the ejecta), models require mixing between the (solar-like) material transferred from the secondary and the outermost layers (CO- or ONe-rich) of the underlying white dwarf. Recent multidimensional simulations have demonstrated that Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities can naturally produce self-enrichment of the accreted envelope with material from the underlying white dwarf at levels that agree with observations. However, the feasibility of this mechanism has been explored in the framework of CO white dwarfs, while mixing with different substrates still needs to be properly addressed. Three-dimensional simulations of mixing at the core-envelope interface during nova outbursts have been performed with the multidimensional code FLASH, for two types of substrates: CO- and ONe-rich. We show that the presence of an ONe-rich substrate, as in "neon novae", yields higher metallicity enhancements in the ejecta than CO-rich substrates (i.e., non-neon novae). A number of requirements and constraints for such 3D simulations (e.g., minimum resolution, size of the computational domain) are also outlined. Movies associated to Fig. 1 are available at http://www.aanda.org

  15. Recent advances in the modelling of classical novae and type I X-ray bursts

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    Classical nova outbursts and type I X-ray bursts are thermonuclear stellar explosions driven by charged-particle reactions. Extensive numerical simulations of nova explosions have shown that the accreted envelopes attain peak temperatures between 0.1 and 0.4 GK, for about several hundred seconds, and therefore, their ejecta is expected to show signatures of significant nuclear activity. Indeed, it has been claimed that novae play some role in the enrichment of the interstellar medium through a number of intermediate-mass elements. This includes 17O, 15N, and 13C, systematically overproduced in huge amounts with respect to solar abundances, with a lower contribution to a number of species with A7Li, 19F, or 26Al. In this review, we present new 1-D hydrodynamic models of classical nova outbursts, from the onset of accretion up to the explosion and ejection phases. Special emphasis is put on their gross observational properties (including constraints from meteoritic presolar grains and potential gamma-ray signatures) and on their associated nucleosynthesis. Multidimensional models of mixing at the core-envelope interface during outbursts will also be presented. The impact of nuclear uncertainties on the final yields will be also outlined. Detailed analysis of the relevant reactions along the main nuclear path for type I X-ray bursts has only been scarcely addressed, mainly in the context of parameterized one-zone models. Here, we present a detailed study of the nucleosynthesis and nuclear processes powering type I X-ray bursts. The reported bursts have been computed by means of a spherically symmetric (1D), Lagrangian, hydrodynamic code, linked to a nuclear reaction network that contains 325 isotopes (from 1H to 107Te), and 1392 nuclear processes. These evolutionary sequences, followed from the onset of accretion up to the explosion and expansion stages, have been performed for two different metallicities to explore the dependence between the extension of the main

  16. The panchromatic spectroscopic evolution of the classical CO nova V339 Delphini (Nova Del 2013) until X-ray turnoff

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    Shore, S. N.; Mason, E.; Schwarz, G. J.; Teyssier, F. M.; Buil, C.; De Gennaro Aquino, I.; Page, K. L.; Osborne, J. P.; Scaringi, S.; Starrfield, S.; van Winckel, H.; Williams, R. E.; Woodward, C. E.

    2016-05-01

    Context. Classical novae are the product of thermonuclear runaway-initiated explosions occurring on accreting white dwarfs. Aims: V339 Del (Nova Delphinus 2013) was one of the brightest classical novae of the last hundred years. Spectroscopy and photometry are available from γ-rays through infrared at stages that have frequently not been observed well. The complete data set is intended to provide a benchmark for comparison with modeling and for understanding more sparsely monitored historical classical and recurrent novae. This paper is the first in the series of reports on the development of the nova. We report here on the early stages of the outburst, through the X-ray active stage. Methods: A time sequence of optical, flux calibrated high resolution spectra was obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) using FIES simultaneously, or contemporaneously, with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope during the early stages of the outburst. These were supplemented with Mercator/HERMES optical spectra. High resolution IUE ultraviolet spectra of OS And 1986, taken during the Fe curtain phase, served as a template for the distance determination. We used standard plasma diagnostics (e.g., [O III] and [N II] line ratios, and the Hβ line flux) to constrain electron densities and temperatures of the ejecta. Using Monte Carlo modeling of the ejecta, we derived the structure, filling factor, and mass from comparisons of the optical and ultraviolet line profiles. Results: We derive an extinction of E(B - V) = 0.23 ± 0.05 from the spectral energy distribution, the interstellar absorption, and H I emission lines. The distance, about 4-4.5 kpc, is in agreement with the inferred distance from near infrared interferometry. The maximum velocity was about 2500 km s-1, measured from the UV resonance and optical profiles. The ejecta showed considerable fine structure in all transitions, much of which persisted as emission knots. The

  17. The Curious Case of ASAS J174600-2321.3: an Eclipsing Symbiotic Nova in Outburst?

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    Huemmerich, Stefan; Tisserand, Patrick; Bernhard, Klaus

    2015-01-01

    The star ASAS J174600-2321.3 was found to exhibit peculiar photometric variability (conspicuous brightening of about 4 magnitudes (V), fast luminosity declines, intrinsic pulsations). It was rejected as an RCB candidate in recent investigations on spectroscopic grounds. We have collected and present all available data from public sky surveys, photometric catalogues, and the literature. From an analysis of these data, we have identified ASAS J174600-2321.3 as a long-period eclipsing binary (Porb = 1011.5 days). The primary star, which is probably a white dwarf, is currently in outburst and exhibits the spectral characteristics of a reddened, early F-type supergiant; the secondary star is a giant of spectral type late M. We discuss the possible origin of the observed brightening, which is related to the primary component. ASAS J174600-2321.3 is most certainly an eclipsing symbiotic binary - probably a symbiotic nova of GCVS type NC - that is currently in outburst. However, further photometric and spectroscopic ...

  18. The 2011 outburst of recurrent nova T PYX: Radio observations reveal the ejecta mass and hint at complex mass loss

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    Despite being the prototype of its class, T Pyx is arguably the most unusual and poorly understood recurrent nova. Here, we use radio observations from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array to trace the evolution of the ejecta over the course of the 2011 outburst of T Pyx. The radio emission is broadly consistent with thermal emission from the nova ejecta. However, the radio flux began rising surprisingly late in the outburst, indicating that the bulk of the radio-emitting material was either very cold, or expanding very slowly, for the first ∼50 days of the outburst. Considering a plausible range of volume filling factors and geometries for the ejecta, we find that the high peak flux densities of the radio emission require a massive ejection of (1-30) × 10–5 M ☉. This ejecta mass is much higher than the values normally associated with recurrent novae, and is more consistent with a nova on a white dwarf well below the Chandrasekhar limit.

  19. Liverpool Telescope Spectrum of Classical Nova ASASSN-16ig

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    Williams, S. C.; Darnley, M. J.

    2016-08-01

    We obtained an optical spectrum of classical nova ASASSN-16ig in Sagittarius (see ATels #9343, #9352, #9359, CBET 4295, 4299) with the FRODOSpec spectrograph (Barnsley et al. 2012) on the 2.0m Liverpool Telescope (Steele et al. 2004) on 2016 August 11.88 UT. The spectrum was taken using the higher resolution mode, which gives a wavelength coverage of 3900 to 5100 A and 5900 to 8000 A, with a resolution of R ~ 5400.

  20. EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY NOVA PROJECT OBSERVATIONS OF THE CLASSICAL NOVA V1723 AQUILAE

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    We present radio light curves and spectra of the classical nova V1723 Aql obtained with the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA). This is the first paper to showcase results from the EVLA Nova Project, which comprises a team of observers and theorists utilizing the greatly enhanced sensitivity and frequency coverage of EVLA radio observations, along with observations at other wavelengths, to reach a deeper understanding of the energetics, morphology, and temporal characteristics of nova explosions. Our observations of V1723 Aql span 1-37 GHz in frequency, and we report on data from 14 to 175 days following the time of the nova explosion. The broad frequency coverage and frequent monitoring show that the radio behavior of V1723 Aql does not follow the classic Hubble-flow model of homologous spherically expanding thermal ejecta. The spectra are always at least partially optically thin, and the flux rises on faster timescales than can be reproduced with linear expansion. Therefore, any description of the underlying physical processes must go beyond this simple picture. The unusual spectral properties and light curve evolution might be explained by multiple emitting regions or shocked material. Indeed, X-ray observations from Swift reveal that shocks are likely present.

  1. A Detailed Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of the 2011 Outburst of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis from 0.8 to 250 Days after Discovery

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    Surina, F.; Hounsell, R. A.; Bode, M. F.; Darnley, M. J.; Harman, D. J.; Walter, F. M.

    2014-05-01

    We investigated the optical light curve of T Pyx during its 2011 outburst by compiling a database of Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) and AAVSO observations. The SMEI light curve, providing unprecedented detail covering t = 1.5-49 days post-discovery, was divided into four phases based on the idealized nova optical light curve: the initial rise (1.5-3.3 days), the pre-maximum halt (3.3-13.3 days), the final rise (14.7-27.9 days), and the early decline (27.9+ days). The SMEI light curve contains a strongly detected period of 1.44 ± 0.05 days during the pre-maximum halt phase. These oscillations resemble those found in recent thermonuclear runaway models arising from instabilities in the expanding envelope. No spectral variations that mirror the light curve periodicity were found, however. The marked dip at t ~ 22-24 days just before the light curve maximum at t = 27.9 days may represent the same (shorter duration) phenomenon seen in other novae observed by SMEI and present in some model light curves. The spectra from the 2 m Liverpool Telescope and SMARTS 1.5 m telescope were obtained from t = 0.8-80.7 and 155.1-249.9 days, covering the major phases of development. The nova was observed very early in its rise where a distinct high-velocity ejection phase was evident with initially derived V ej ~ 4000 km s-1. A marked drop occurred at t = 5.7 days, and then a gradual increase in derived V ej to stabilize at ~1500 km s-1 at the pre-maximum halt. Here, we propose two different stages of mass loss, a short-lived phase occurring immediately after outburst and lasting ~6 days, followed by a more steadily evolving and higher mass loss phase. The overall spectral development follows that typical of a classical nova and comparison with the photometric behavior reveals consistencies with the simple evolving pseudo-photosphere model of the nova outburst. Comparing optical spectra to X-ray and radio light curves, weak [Fe X] 6375 Å emission was marginally detected before the

  2. The γ-ray sources in classical novae

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    Sun, Weichao; Zhu, Chunhua; Wang, Zhaojun; Lü, Guoliang

    2016-08-01

    The interaction between novae ejecta and accretion disks or circumbinary (CB) disks surrounding nova systems based on the diffusive shock acceleration (DSA) mechanism are investigated. Results suggest that interaction between the novae ejecta and CB disks most probably produce γ-rays. Both leptonic and hadronic scenarios can feasibly produce γ-rays in CB disks. A grid is calculated in order to discuss the γ-ray sources in classical novae (CNe), and results indicated that the mass of a white dwarf and the orbit period in CNe can greatly affect the production of γ-rays. According to the proposed grid and synthesis population method, it is estimated that the percentage of CNe that can produce γ-rays ranges from approximately 0.17 % to 51 % for leptonic scenarios when the magnetic field strength in the shock region ranges from 0.005 G to 0.02 G. The occurrence rate of γ-ray CNe ranges from approximately 1 yr^{-1} to 27 yr^{-1} in the galaxy. The corresponding percentage ranges from approximately 64 % to 97 % in hadronic scenarios, while the occurrence rate of γ-ray CNe ranges from approximately 35 yr^{-1} to 52 yr^{-1} in the galaxy.

  3. NuSTAR observations of the Dwarf Nova GK Persei in 2015: comparison between outburst and quiescent phases

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    Wada, Yuuki; Nakazawa, Kazuhiro; Makishima, Kazuo; Hayashi, Takayuki; Ishida, Manabu

    2016-01-01

    We report on NuSTAR observations of the Intermediate Polar GK Persei which also behaves as a Dwarf Nova. It exhibited a Dwarf Nova outburst in 2015 March-April. The object was observed in 3-79 keV X-rays with NuSTAR, once at the outburst peak, and again in 2015 September during quiescence. The 5-50 keV flux during the outburst was 26 times higher than that during the quiescence. With a multi-temperature emission model and a reflection model, we derived the post-shock temperature as 19.2 +/- 0.7 keV in the outburst, and 38.5 +4.1/-3.6 keV in the quiescence. This temperature difference is considered to reflect changes in the radius at which the accreting matter, forming an accretion disk, is captured by the magnetosphere of the white dwarf (WD). Assuming that this radius scales as the power of -2/7 of the mass accretion rate, and utilizing the two temperature measurements, as well as the standard mass-radius relation of WDs, we determined the WD mass in GK Persei as 0.90 +/- 0.06 solar masses. The magnetic fiel...

  4. A remarkable recurrent nova in M 31: The predicted 2014 outburst in X-rays with Swift

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    Henze, M; Darnley, M J; Bode, M F; Williams, S C; Shafter, A W; Sala, G; Kato, M; Hachisu, I; Hernanz, M

    2015-01-01

    The M 31 nova M31N 2008-12a was recently found to be a recurrent nova (RN) with a recurrence time of about 1 year. This is by far the fastest recurrence time scale of any known RNe. Our optical monitoring programme detected the predicted 2014 outburst of M31N 2008-12a in early October. We immediately initiated an X-ray/UV monitoring campaign with Swift to study the multiwavelength evolution of the outburst. We monitored M31N 2008-12a with daily Swift observations for 20 days after discovery, covering the entire supersoft X-ray source (SSS) phase. We detected SSS emission around day six after outburst. The SSS state lasted for approximately two weeks until about day 19. M31N 2008-12a was a bright X-ray source with a high blackbody temperature. The X-ray properties of this outburst were very similar to the 2013 eruption. Combined X-ray spectra show a fast rise and decline of the effective blackbody temperature. The short-term X-ray light curve showed strong, aperiodic variability which decreased significantly a...

  5. Explosive lithium production in the classical nova V339 Del (Nova Delphini 2013)

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    Tajitsu, Akito; Naito, Hiroyuki; Arai, Akir; Aoki, Wako

    2015-01-01

    The origin of lithium (Li) and its production process have long been an unsettled question in cosmology and astrophysics. Candidates environments of Li production events or sites suggested by previous studies include big bang nucleosynthesis, interactions of energetic cosmic rays with interstellar matter, evolved low mass stars, novae, and supernova explosions. Chemical evolution models and observed stellar Li abundances suggest that at least half of the present Li abundance may have been produced in red giants, asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, and novae. However, no direct evidence for the supply of Li from stellar objects to the Galactic medium has yet been found. Here we report on the detection of highly blue-shifted resonance lines of the singly ionized radioactive isotope of beryllium, $^{7}$Be, in the near ultraviolet (UV) spectra of the classical nova V339 Del (Nova Delphini 2013). Spectra were obtained 38 to 48 days after the explosion. $^{7}$Be decays to form $^{7}$Li within a short time (half-li...

  6. SWIFT X-RAY OBSERVATIONS OF CLASSICAL NOVAE. II. THE SUPER SOFT SOURCE SAMPLE

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    Schwarz, Greg J. [American Astronomical Society, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009-1231 (United States); Ness, Jan-Uwe [XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, ESAC, Apartado 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid (Spain); Osborne, J. P.; Page, K. L.; Evans, P. A.; Beardmore, A. P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Walter, Frederick M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800 (United States); Andrew Helton, L. [SOFIA Science Center, USRA, NASA Ames Research Center, M.S. N211-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Woodward, Charles E. [Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics, 116 Church Street S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Bode, Mike [Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Birkenhead CH41 1LD (United Kingdom); Starrfield, Sumner [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404 (United States); Drake, Jeremy J., E-mail: Greg.Schwarz@aas.org [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, MS 3, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

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    The Swift gamma-ray burst satellite is an excellent facility for studying novae. Its rapid response time and sensitive X-ray detector provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the previously poorly sampled evolution of novae in the X-ray regime. This paper presents Swift observations of 52 Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae. We included the X-Ray Telescope (0.3-10 keV) instrument count rates and the UltraViolet and Optical Telescope (1700-8000 A) filter photometry. Also included in the analysis are the publicly available pointed observations of 10 additional novae the X-ray archives. This is the largest X-ray sample of Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae yet assembled and consists of 26 novae with Super Soft X-ray emission, 19 from Swift observations. The data set shows that the faster novae have an early hard X-ray phase that is usually missing in slower novae. The Super Soft X-ray phase occurs earlier and does not last as long in fast novae compared to slower novae. All the Swift novae with sufficient observations show that novae are highly variable with rapid variability and different periodicities. In the majority of cases, nuclear burning ceases less than three years after the outburst begins. Previous relationships, such as the nuclear burning duration versus t{sub 2} or the expansion velocity of the eject and nuclear burning duration versus the orbital period, are shown to be poorly correlated with the full sample indicating that additional factors beyond the white dwarf mass and binary separation play important roles in the evolution of a nova outburst. Finally, we confirm two optical phenomena that are correlated with strong, soft X-ray emission which can be used to further increase the efficiency of X-ray campaigns.

  7. Mixing in classical novae: a 2-D sensitivity study

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    Casanova, Jordi; Garcia-Berro, Enrique; Calder, Alan; Shore, Steven N

    2010-01-01

    Classical novae are explosive phenomena that take place in stellar binary systems. They are powered by mass transfer from a low-mass, main sequence star onto a white dwarf. The material piles up under degenerate conditions and a thermonuclear runaway ensues. The energy released by the suite of nuclear processes operating at the envelope heats the material up to peak temperatures of ~ (1 - 4) \\times 108 K. During these events, about 10-4 - 10-5 M\\odot, enriched in CNO and other intermediate-mass elements, are ejected into the interstellar medium. To account for the gross observational properties of classical novae (in particular, a metallicity enhancement in the ejecta above solar values), numerical models assume mixing between the (solar-like) material transferred from the companion and the outermost layers (CO- or ONe-rich) of the underlying white dwarf. The nature of the mixing mechanism that operates at the core-envelope interface has puzzled stellar modelers for about 40 years. Here we investigate the rol...

  8. The 2011 Outburst of Recurrent Nova T Pyx: X-ray Observations Expose the White Dwarf Mass and Ejection Dynamics

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    Chomiuk, Laura; Mukai, Koji; Sokoloski, J L; Rupen, Michael P; Page, Kim L; Osborne, Julian P; Kuulkers, Erik; Mioduszewski, Amy J; Roy, Nirupam; Weston, Jennifer; Krauss, Miriam I

    2014-01-01

    The recurrent nova T Pyx underwent its sixth historical outburst in 2011, and became the subject of an intensive multi-wavelength observational campaign. We analyze data from the Swift and Suzaku satellites to produce a detailed X-ray light curve augmented by epochs of spectral information. X-ray observations yield mostly non-detections in the first four months of outburst, but both a super-soft and hard X-ray component rise rapidly after Day 115. The super-soft X-ray component, attributable to the photosphere of the nuclear-burning white dwarf, is relatively cool (~45 eV) and implies that the white dwarf in T Pyx is significantly below the Chandrasekhar mass (~1 M_sun). The late turn-on time of the super-soft component yields a large nova ejecta mass (>~10^-5 M_sun), consistent with estimates at other wavelengths. The hard X-ray component is well fit by a ~1 keV thermal plasma, and is attributed to shocks internal to the 2011 nova ejecta. The presence of a strong oxygen line in this thermal plasma on Day 194...

  9. Proton-Rich Sulphur and Nucleosynthesis in Classical Novae

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    Chen, A. A.; Setoodehnia, K.; Chen, J.; Geraedts, S. D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1 (Canada); Clark, J. A. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Deibel, C. M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Kahl, D. [Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, RIKEN branch, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Parker, P. D. [Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Seiler, D. [Physik Department E12, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Wrede, C. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

    2011-11-30

    The structure of proton-unbound states in {sup 30}{sub S} and {sup 31}{sub S} is important for determining the {sup 29}P(p,{gamma}){sup 30}S and {sup 30}P(p,{gamma}){sup 31}S reaction rates, which influence explosive hydrogen burning in classical novae. The former reaction rate in this temperature regime had been previously predicted to be dominated by two low-lying, unobserved, J{sup {pi}} = 3{sup +} and 2{sup +} resonances in {sup 30}S. To search for evidence for these levels, the structure of {sup 30}{sub S} was studied using the {sup 32}S(p,t){sup 30}S reaction with a magnetic spectrograph. We provide an update on the status of the ongoing analysis and some preliminary results.

  10. CNO abundances and hydrodynamic models of the nova outburst. II - 1.00 solar mass models with enhanced carbon and oxygen

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    Starrfield, S.; Sparks, W. M.; Truran, J. W.

    1974-01-01

    Results of a computation of a variety of evolutionary sequences involving thermonuclear runaways in the hydrogen-rich envelopes of 1.00-solar-mass carbon-oxygen white dwarfs. The evidence concerning the location of the outburst in the nova system is reexamined, and it is concluded that the white dwarf is the seat of the outburst. An order-of-magnitude argument is presented which indicates that for a 1.00-solar-mass white dwarf it is impossible to achieve mass ejection without an energy generation of approximately 10 to the 16th ergs/g/sec. A description is given of models with low nuclear enhancements that do not produce an outburst, although their evolution has certain implications for the cause of the dwarf-nova outburst. The results for models that produced a nova outburst are then presented, and on the basis of these results it is found possible to explain continuous ejection, Kukarkin and Parenago's (1934) relationship, and other gross features of the nova phenomena.

  11. EVIDENCE FOR AN FU ORIONIS-LIKE OUTBURST FROM A CLASSICAL T TAURI STAR

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    We present pre- and post-outburst observations of the new FU Orionis-like young stellar object PTF 10qpf (also known as LkHα 188-G4 and HBC 722). Prior to this outburst, LkHα 188-G4 was classified as a classical T Tauri star (CTTS) on the basis of its optical emission-line spectrum superposed on a K8-type photosphere and its photometric variability. The mid-infrared spectral index of LkHα 188-G4 indicates a Class II-type object. LkHα 188-G4 exhibited a steady rise by ∼1 mag over ∼11 months starting in August 2009, before a subsequent more abrupt rise of >3 mag on a timescale of ∼2 months. Observations taken during the eruption exhibit the defining characteristics of FU Orionis variables: (1) an increase in brightness by ∼>4 mag, (2) a bright optical/near-infrared reflection nebula appeared, (3) optical spectra are consistent with a G supergiant and dominated by absorption lines, the only exception being Hα which is characterized by a P Cygni profile, (4) near-infrared spectra resemble those of late K-M giants/supergiants with enhanced absorption seen in the molecular bands of CO and H2O, and (5) outflow signatures in H and He are seen in the form of blueshifted absorption profiles. LkHα 188-G4 is the first member of the FU Orionis-like class with a well-sampled optical to mid-infrared spectral energy distribution in the pre-outburst phase. The association of the PTF 10qpf outburst with the previously identified CTTS LkHα 188-G4 (HBC 722) provides strong evidence that FU Orionis-like eruptions represent periods of enhanced disk accretion and outflow, likely triggered by instabilities in the disk. The early identification of PTF 10qpf as an FU Orionis-like variable will enable detailed photometric and spectroscopic observations during its post-outburst evolution for comparison with other known outbursting objects.

  12. Evidence for an FU Orionis Outburst from a Classical T Tauri Star

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    Miller, Adam A; Covey, Kevin R; Poznanski, Dovi; Silverman, Jeffrey M; Kleiser, Io K W; Rojas-Ayala, Barbara; Muirhead, Philip S; Cenko, S Bradley; Bloom, Joshua S; Kasliwal, Mansi M; Filippenko, Alexei V; Law, Nicholas M; Ofek, Eran O; Dekany, Richard G; Rahmer, Gustavo; Hale, David; Smith, Roger; Quimby, Robert M; Nugent, Peter; Jacobsen, Janet; Zolkower, Jeff; Velur, Viswa; Walters, Richard; Henning, John; Bui, Khanh; McKenna, Dan; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Klein, Christopher R

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    We present pre- and post-outburst observations of the new FU Orionis-like young stellar object Lk Halpha 188-G4 (also known as HBC 722 and PTF 10qpf). Prior to this outburst, Lk Halpha 188-G4 would have been classified as a classical T Tauri star on the basis of its optical emission-line spectrum superposed on a K8-type photosphere, and photometric variability. The mid-infrared spectral index of Lk Halpha 188-G4 indicates a Class II type object. Lk Halpha 188-G4 exhibited a steady rise by ~1 mag over ~11 months starting in Aug. 2009, before a subsequent more abrupt rise of >3 mag on a time scale of ~2 months. Observations taken during and after eruption exhibit all of the defining characteristics of FU Orionis variables: (i) Lk Halpha 188-G4 increased in brightness by >4 mag, (ii) a bright optical/near-infrared reflection nebula has now appeared (iii) optical spectra in the outburst phase are consistent with a G supergiant and dominated by absorption lines, the only exception being Halpha which is characteriz...

  13. The spectroscopic evolution of the recurrent nova T Pyxidis during its 2011 outburst. II.The optically thin phase and the structure of the ejecta in recurrent novae

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    Shore, S N; Aquino, I De Gennaro; Augusteijn, T; Walter, F M; Starrfield, S; Sion, E M

    2012-01-01

    We continue our study of the physical properties of the recurrent nova T Pyx, focussing on the structure of the ejecta in the nebular stage of expansion during the 2011 outburst. The nova was observed contemporaneously with the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), at high resolution spectroscopic resolution (R ~ 65000) on 2011 Oct. 11 and 2012 Apr. 8 (without absolute flux calibration), and with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope, at high resolution (R ~ 30000) on 2011 Oct. 10 and 2012 Mar. 28 (absolute fluxes). We use standard plasma diagnostics (e.g. [O III] and [N II] line ratios and the H$\\beta$ line fluxes) to constrain electron densities and temperatures. Using Monte Carlo modeling of the ejecta, we derive the structure and filling factor from comparisons to the optical and ultraviolet line profiles. The ejecta can be modeled using an axisymmetric conical -- bipolar -- geometry with a low inclination of the axis to the line of sight, i=15+/-5 degrees, compatible...

  14. Binary Orbits as the Driver of Gamma-Ray Emission and Mass Ejection in Classical Novae

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    Chomiuk, Laura; Linford, Justin D.; Yang, Jun; O'Brien, T. J.; Paragi, Zsolt; Mioduszewski, Amy J.; Beswick, R. J.; Cheung, C. C.; Mukai, Koji; Nelson, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Classical novae are the most common astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, occurring on the surfaces of white dwarf stars accreting gas from companions in binary star systems. Novae typically expel about 10 (sup -4) solar masses of material at velocities exceeding 1,000 kilometers per second.However, the mechanism of mass ejection in novae is poorly understood, and could be dominated by the impulsive flash of thermonuclear energy, prolonged optically thick winds or binary interaction with the nova envelope. Classical novae are now routinely detected at giga-electronvolt gamma-ray wavelengths, suggesting that relativistic particles are accelerated by strong shocks in the ejecta. Here we report high-resolution radio imaging of the gamma-ray-emitting nova V959 Mon. We find that its ejecta were shaped by the motion of the binary system: some gas was expelled rapidly along the poles as a wind from the white dwarf, while denser material drifted out along the equatorial plane, propelled by orbital motion..At the interface between the equatorial and polar regions, we observe synchrotron emission indicative of shocks and relativistic particle acceleration, thereby pinpointing the location of gamma-ray production. Binary shaping of the nova ejecta and associated internal shocks are expected to be widespread among novae, explaining why many novae are gamma-ray emitters.

  15. X-ray nova MAXI J1828-249. Evolution of the broadband spectrum during its 2013-2014 outburst

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    Grebenev, S A; Burenin, R A; Krivonos, R A; Mescheryakov, A V

    2016-01-01

    Based on data from the SWIFT, INTEGRAL, MAXI/ISS orbital observatories, and the ground-based RTT-150 telescope, we have investigated the broadband (from the optical to the hard X-ray bands) spectrum of the X-ray nova MAXI J1828-249 and its evolution during the outburst of the source in 2013-2014. The optical and infrared emissions from the nova are shown to be largely determined by the extension of the power-law component responsible for the hard X-ray emission. The contribution from the outer cold regions of the accretion disk, even if the X-ray heating of its surface is taken into account, turns out to be moderate during the source's "high" state (when a soft blackbody emission component is observed in the X-ray spectrum) and is virtually absent during its "low" ("hard") state. This result suggests that much of the optical and infrared emissions from such systems originates in the same region of main energy release where their hard X-ray emission is formed. This can be the Compton or synchro-Compton radiati...

  16. Disks, Winds, and Veiling Curtains: Dissecting the Ultraviolet Spectrum of the Dwarf Nova Z Camelopardalis in Outburst

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    Knigge, Christian; Long, Knox S.; Blair, William P.; Wade, Richard A.

    1997-02-01

    We present a far-ultraviolet spectrum of the dwarf nova Z Cam near the peak of a normal outburst as observed with the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) on the Astro-2 mission. The continuum shape and luminosity are almost identical to an Astro-1 HUT spectrum of the same object in a similar state obtained about 4 years or 50 outburst episodes earlier. This suggests that, following the onset of an outburst, the system quickly reaches a (quasi-) steady state that is insensitive to the interoutburst history. A variance analysis of the Astro-2 data reveals no evidence for spectral variability on a timescale of minutes. The rms amplitude of any intrinsic fluctuations is ignored--or that the standard picture itself may require modification. Blackbody disk models actually match the data better at longer HUT wavelengths, but the redder color of these models is a direct consequence of the neglect of all radiative transfer effects. The same neglect prevents blackbody models from reproducing the turnover in the spectrum and causes them to overpredict the accretion rate. We use a Monte Carlo line profile synthesis code to model five of the high-ionization lines in Z Cam's spectrum in terms of a simple, kinematic description of a rotating, biconical accretion disk wind. Adopting the picture of such an outflow that has recently been proposed for another cataclysmic variable, UX UMa, we find that acceptable fits to the data can be obtained. The relative mean ionization fractions we derive for the ionic species included in our wind modeling appear to be consistent with photoionization by a radiation field with T ~ 1.2 × 105 K. This temperature is within the range that has recently been inferred for Z Cam's soft X-ray component from ROSAT data and similar to the boundary layer temperature that has been derived on the basis of Extreme-Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) observations for the dwarf nova U Gem in outburst. An important feature of our adopted outflow model is the existence of

  17. Swift X-ray and UV monitoring of the Classical Nova V458 Vul (Nova Vul 2007)

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    Ness, J -U; Beardmore, A P; Boyd, D; Bode, M F; Brady, S; Evans, P A; Gänsicke, B T; Kitamoto, S; Knigge, C; Miller, I; Osborne, J P; Page, K L; Rodríguez-Gil, P; Schwarz, G; Staels, B; Steeghs, D; Takei, D; Tsujimoto, M; Wesson, R; Zijlstra, A

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    We describe the highly variable X-ray and UV emission of V458 Vul (Nova Vul 2007), observed by Swift between 1 and 422 days after outburst. Initially bright only in the UV, V458 Vul became a variable hard X-ray source due to optically thin thermal emission at kT=0.64 keV with an X-ray band unabsorbed luminosity of 2.3x10^{34} erg s^{-1} during days 71-140. The X-ray spectrum at this time requires a low Fe abundance (0.2^{+0.3}_{-0.1} solar), consistent with a Suzaku measurement around the same time. On day 315 we find a new X-ray spectral component which can be described by a blackbody with temperature of kT=23^{+9}_{-5} eV, while the previous hard X-ray component has declined by a factor of 3.8. The spectrum of this soft X-ray component resembles those typically seen in the class of supersoft sources (SSS) which suggests that the nova ejecta were starting to clear and/or that the WD photosphere is shrinking to the point at which its thermal emission reaches into the X-ray band. We find a high degree of varia...

  18. The spectroscopic evolution of the recurrent nova T Pyxidis during its 2011 outburst I. The optically thick phase and the origin of moving lines in novae

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    Shore, S N; Ederoclite, A; Uthas, H

    2011-01-01

    The nova T Pyx was observed with high resolution spectroscopy (R ~ 65000) spectroscopy, beginning 1 day after discovery of the outburst and continuing through the last visibility of the star at the end of May 2011. The interstellar absorption lines of Na I, Ca II, CH, CH$^+$, and archival H I 21 cm emission line observations have been used to determine a kinematic distance. Interstellar diffuse absorption features have been used to determine the extinction independent of previous assumptions. Sample Fe-peak line profiles show the optical depth and radial velocity evolution of the discrete components. We propose a distance to T Pyx $\\geq$4.5kpc, with a strict lower limit of 3.5 kpc (the previously accepted distance). We derive an extinction, E(B-V)$\\approx0.5\\pm$0.1, that is higher than previous estimates. The first observation, Apr. 15, displayed He I, He II, C III, and N III emission lines and a maximum velocity on P Cyg profiles of the Balmer and He I lines of $\\approx$2500 km s$^{-1}$ characteristic of the...

  19. The 30P(p, γ31S reaction in classical novae: progress and prospects

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    C. Wrede

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The unknown thermonuclear rate of the 30P(p, γ31S reaction at classical-nova temperatures currently prohibits the accurate modeling of nova nucleosynthesis in the A ⩾ 30 region. This is hindering the calibration of nova thermometers based on observed O/S, S/Al, O/P, and P/Al abundance ratios in nova ejecta, the calibration of a meter to probe mixing at the core-envelope interface in novae based on the observed Si/H abundance ratio, and the identification of candidate pre-solar nova grains found in primitive meteorites based on laboratory measurements of their 30Si/28Si isotopic ratios. Each of these diagnostics could address key questions in our understanding of classical novae if the 30P(p, γ31S rate were known. We review progress on the determination of the 30P(p, γ31S rate leading to a critical assessment of current interpretations of published data and prospects for future work.

  20. CNO abundances and hydrodynamic models of the nova outburst. III - 0.5 solar mass models with enhanced carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen

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    Starrfield, S.; Sparks, W. M.; Truran, J. W.

    1974-01-01

    Consideration of the evolution of thermonuclear runaways in the hydrogen-rich envelopes of 0.5 solar mass carbon-oxygen white dwarfs. The larger radii of these stars, compared with the 1.00 solar mass white dwarfs, results in a lesser degree of degeneracy at the same depth in the star. Four models of luminosity with .00355 solar luminosity, differing only in the initial abundances of C-12, N-14, and O-16, are presented. The degree of enhancement required to produce mass ejection, and thereby a nova-type outburst, is greater than for the 1.00 solar mass model. Nevertheless, the evolution of the 0.5 solar mass model that ejected material is very similar to that of the 1.00 solar mass models, and it also ejects significant amounts of C-13, N-15, and O-17 into the interstellar medium. The 0.5 solar mass outburst is considerably less intense than the 1.00 solar mass outburst (even under optimum conditions), and this lower mass behavior is interpreted as associated with the observed outburst of the slowest novae.

  1. Pre-nova X-ray observations of V2491 Cyg (Nova Cyg 2008b)

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    Ibarra, A; Osborne, J P; Page, K; Ness, J U; Saxton, R D; Baumgartner, W; Beckmann, V; Bode, M F; Hernanz, M; Mukai, K; Orio, M; Sala, G; Starrfield, S; Wynn, G A

    2009-01-01

    Classical novae are phenomena caused by explosive hydrogen burning on an accreting white dwarf. So far, only one classical nova has been identified in X-rays before the actual optical outburst occurred (V2487 Oph). The recently discovered nova, V2491 Cyg, is one of the fastest (He/N) novae observed so far. Using archival ROSAT, XMM-Newton and Swift data, we show that V2491 Cyg was a persistent X-ray source during its quiescent time before the optical outburst. We present the X-ray spectral characteristics and derive X-ray fluxes. The pre-outburst X-ray emission is variable, and at least in one observation it shows a very soft X-ray source.

  2. Binary orbits as the driver of gamma-ray emission and mass ejection in classical novae

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    Chomiuk, Laura; Yang, Jun; O'Brien, T J; Paragi, Zsolt; Mioduszewski, Amy J; Beswick, R J; Cheung, C C; Mukai, Koji; Nelson, Thomas; Ribeiro, Valerio A R M; Rupen, Michael P; Sokoloski, J L; Weston, Jennifer; Zheng, Yong; Bode, Michael F; Eyres, Stewart; Roy, Nirupam; Taylor, Gregory B

    2014-01-01

    Classical novae are the most common astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, occurring on the surfaces of white dwarf stars accreting gas from companions in binary star systems. Novae typically expel ~10^(-4) solar masses of material at velocities exceeding 1,000 kilometres per second. However, the mechanism of mass ejection in novae is poorly understood, and could be dominated by the impulsive flash of thermonuclear energy, prolonged optically thick winds, or binary interaction with the nova envelope. Classical novae are now routinely detected in gigaelectronvolt gamma-ray wavelengths, suggesting that relativistic particles are accelerated by strong shocks in the ejecta. Here we report high-resolution radio imaging of the gamma-ray-emitting nova V959 Mon. We find that its ejecta were shaped by the motion of the binary system: some gas was expelled rapidly along the poles as a wind from the white dwarf, while denser material drifted out along the equatorial plane, propelled by orbital motion. At the interface ...

  3. On the Raman O VI and related lines in classical novae

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    Shore, Steven N; Scaringi, Simone; van Winckel, Hans

    2014-01-01

    We critically examine the recent claimed detection of Raman scattered O VI at around 6830\\AA\\ in the iron curtain stage spectra of the classical CO nova V339 Del. The observed line variations are compatible in profile and timing of emission line strength with an excited state transition of neutral carbon. Line formation in classical nova ejecta is physically very different from that in symbiotic binaries, in which the O VI emission line is formed within the wind of the companion red giant at low differential velocity. The ejecta velocity and density structure prevent the scattering from producing analogous features. There might , however, be a broadband spectropolarimetric signature of the Raman process and also Rayleigh scattering at some stage in the expansion. We show that the neutral carbon spectrum, hitherto under-exploited for novae, is especially useful as a probe of the structure of the ejecta during the early, optically thick stages of the expansion

  4. The Fall and the Rise of X-Rays from Dwarf Novae in Outburst: RXTE Observations of VW Hydri and WW Ceti

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    Fertig, D.; Mukai, K.; Nelson, T.; Cannizzo, J. K.

    2011-01-01

    In a dwarf nova, the accretion disk around the white dwarf is a source of ultraviolet, optical, and infrared photons, but is never hot enough to emit X-rays. Observed X-rays instead originate from the boundary layer between the disk and the white dwarf. As the disk switches between quiescence and outburst states, the 2-10 keV X-ray flux is usually seen to be anti-correlated with the optical brightness. Here we present RXTE monitoring observations of two dwarf novae, VW Hyi and WW Cet, confirming the optical/X-ray anti-correlation in these two systems. However, we do not detect any episodes of increased hard X-ray flux on the rise (out of two possible chances for WW Cet) or the decline (two for WW Cet and one for VW Hyi) from outburst, attributes that are clearly established in SS Cyg. The addition of these data to the existing literature establishes the fact that the behavior of SS Cyg is the exception, rather than the archetype as is often assumed. We speculate that only dwarf novae with a massive white dwarf may show these hard X-ray spikes.

  5. Nova Aquila 1919: a nova after all?

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    Lau, Herbert H B; Liu, X W

    2010-01-01

    Nova 1919 Aquila is today widely assumed to have been the result of a final helium shell flash occurring on a single post-asymptotic giant branch star. The fact that the outbursting star is in the middle of an old planetary nebula and that the ejecta associated with the outburst is hydrogen deficient supports this diagnosis. However, the material ejected during that outburst is also extremely neon rich, suggesting that it derives from an oxygen-neon-magnesium star, as is the case in the so-called neon novae. We have therefore attempted to construct a scenario that explains all the observations of the nebula and its central star, including the ejecta abundances. We find two scenarios that have the potential to explain the observations, although neither is a perfect match. The first scenario invokes the merger of a main sequence star and a massive oxygen-neon-magnesium white dwarf. The second invokes an oxygen-neon-magnesium classical nova that takes place shortly after a final helium shell flash. The main draw...

  6. Modelling the Soft X-Ray and EUV Emission in Classical Novae: EUVE and ROSAT Observations of V1974 Cygni

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    Stringfellow, Guy S.; Bowyer, Stuart

    1996-01-01

    We have conducted an extensive analysis of the observability of Classical Novae with the EUVE Lex/B and Al/Ti/C detectors. Predicted count rates have been computed using optically thin, isothermal plasma models for solar and metal-rich compositions, and hot ONeMg white dwarf model atmospheres. We find EUVE to be quite sensitive to both the EUV and soft X-ray emission emitted by the underlying hot white dwarf during novae outbursts, except for the coolest temperatures with very high intervening hydrogen column density. These results are used to interpret the emission detected during the EUVE all-sky survey of Nova Cygni 1992 (approx. = V1974 Cyg), 279-290 days after visual maximum. We find the best fit to the observed emission from V1974 Cyg arises from a hot ONeMg white dwarf with surface temperature approx. 4 x l0(exp 5) K and a mas of approx. 1.2 solar mass, and derive an interstellar hydrogen column density of approx. 3 x 10(exp 21)/sq cm. Virtually all this emission arises from supersoft X-rays rather than the EUV. We also report the detection of V1974 Cyg with the EUVE Deep Survey detector at 549 days after visual maximum. This observation is compatible with the above properties, indicating that the mechanism responsible for the soft X-ray emission, connected with the underlying white dwarf, had not yet entirely turned off. We also present analysis of a ROSAT PSPC observation which is contemporaneous with the EUVE survey observations; this independently confirms the high column density we derived from the EUVE survey observation. Light curves for the EUVE and ROSAT observations are presented. Statistical tests for variability show that all of these observations are indeed highly variable over various time scales. The EUVE survey data shows one day variations, the EUVE DS data show approx. 30 minute fluctuations, while the ROSAT data vary rapidly on time scales of seconds. The EUVE data shows no periodic variability on any time scale. The implications of the

  7. Three-dimensional simulations of turbulent convective mixing in ONe and CO classical nova explosions

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    Casanova, Jordi; Garcia-Berro, Enrique; Shore, Steven N

    2016-01-01

    Classical novae are thermonuclear explosions that take place in the envelopes of accreting white dwarfs in binary systems. The material piles up under degenerate conditions, driving a thermonuclear runaway. The energy released by the suite of nuclear processes operating at the envelope heats the material up to peak temperatures about 100 - 400 MK. During these events, about 10-3 - 10-7 Msun, enriched in CNO and, sometimes, other intermediate-mass elements (e.g., Ne, Na, Mg, Al) are ejected into the interstellar medium. To account for the gross observational properties of classical novae (in particular, the large concentrations of metals spectroscopically inferred in the ejecta), models require mixing between the (solar-like) material transferred from the secondary and the outermost layers (CO- or ONe-rich) of the underlying white dwarf. Recent multidimensional simulations have demonstrated that Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities can naturally produce self-enrichment of the accreted envelope with material from the...

  8. SOAR observations of the high-viscosity accretion disc of the dwarf nova V4140 Sagitarii in quiescence and in outburst

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    Baptista, Raymundo; Oliveira, Alexandre S

    2016-01-01

    We report the analysis of 22 B-band light curves of the dwarf nova V4140 Sgr obtained with SOI/SOAR during two nights along the decline of a superoutburst in 2006 Sep 12-24 and in quiescence over 50 days following the superoutburst. Three-dimensional eclipse mapping of the outburst light curves indicates that the accretion disc is elliptical (eccentricity e=0.13) and that superhump maximum occurs when the mass donor star is aligned with the bulge of the elliptical disc. The accretion disc is geometrically thin both in outburst and in quiescence; it fills the primary Roche lobe in outburst and shrinks to about half this size in quiescence. The stability of the eclipse shape, width and depth along quiescence and the derived disc surface brightness distribution indicate that the quiescent accretion disc is in a high-viscosity, steady-state. Flickering mapping of the quiescent data reveal that the low-frequency flickering arises from an azimuthally-extended stream-disc impact region at disc rim and from the inner...

  9. Swift observations of the 2006 outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi: II. 1D hydrodynamical models of wind driven shocks

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    Vaytet, N M H; Bode, M F

    2007-01-01

    Following the early Swift X-ray observations of the latest outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi in February 2006 (Paper I), we present new 1D hydrodynamical models of the system which take into account all three phases of the remnant evolution. The models suggest a novel way of modelling the system by treating the outburst as a sudden increase then decrease in wind mass-loss rate and velocity. The differences between this wind model and previous Primakoff-type simulations are described. A more complex structure, even in 1D, is revealed through the presence of both forward and reverse shocks, with a separating contact discontinuity. The effects of radiative cooling are investigated and key outburst parameters such as mass-loss rate, ejecta velocity and mass are varied. The shock velocities as a function of time are compared to the ones derived in Paper I. We show how the manner in which the matter is ejected controls the evolution of the shock and that for a well-cooled remnant, the shock deceleration ra...

  10. GMRT Observations of the 2006 outburst of the Nova RS Ophiuchi: First detection of emission at radio frequencies < 1.4 GHz

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    Kantharia, N G; Prabhu, T P; Ramya, S; Bode, M F; Eyres, S P S; O'Brien, T J

    2007-01-01

    The first low radio frequency (<1.4 GHz) detection of the outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi is presented in this letter. Radio emission was detected at 0.61 GHz on day 20 with a flux density of ~48 mJy and at 0.325 GHz on day 38 with a flux density of ~ 44 mJy. This is in contrast with the 1985 outburst when it was not detected at 0.327 GHz even on day 66. The emission at low radio frequencies is clearly non-thermal and is well-explained by a synchrotron spectrum of index alpha ~ -0.8 (S propto nu^alpha) suffering foreground absorption due to the pre-existing, ionized, warm, clumpy red giant wind. The absence of low frequency radio emission in 1985 and the earlier turn-on of the radio flux in the current outburst are interpreted as being due to higher foreground absorption in 1985 compared to that in 2006, suggesting that the overlying wind densities in 2006 are only ~30% of those in 1985.

  11. DISCOVERY OF X-RAY EMISSION IN THE OLD CLASSICAL NOVA DK LACERTAE

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    We report the discovery of X-ray emission at the position of the old classical nova DK Lacertae using the Swift satellite. Three observations were conducted using the X-Ray Telescope 62 years after the discovery of the nova, yielding 46 source signals in an exposure time of 4.8 ks. A background-subtracted count rate was 9 ± 2 × 10–3 counts s–1, corresponding to a detection significance level of 5σ. The X-ray spectrum was characterized by a continuum extending up to about 7 keV, which can be modeled by a power-law component with a photon index of 1.4-5.6, or by a thermal bremsstrahlung component with a temperature of 0.7-13.3 keV, convolved with interstellar absorption with an equivalent hydrogen column density of 0.3-2.4 × 1022 cm–2. Assuming a distance of 3900 pc to the source, the luminosity was 1032-1034 erg s–1 in the 0.3-10 keV energy band. The origin of X-rays is considered to be either mass accretion on the white dwarf or adiabatic shocks in nova ejecta, with the former appearing much more likely. In either case, DK Lacertae represents a rare addition to the exclusive club of X-ray emitting old novae.

  12. Fermi LAT Gamma-ray Detections of Classical Novae V1369 Centauri 2013 and V5668 Sagittarii 2015

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    Cheung, C C; Shore, S N; Stawarz, L; Corbet, R H D; Knodlseder, J; Starrfield, S; Wood, D L; Desiante, R; Longo, F; Pivato, G; Wood, K S

    2016-01-01

    We report the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) detections of high-energy (>100 MeV) gamma-ray emission from two recent optically bright classical novae, V1369 Centauri 2013 and V5668 Sagittarii 2015. At early times, Fermi target-of-opportunity observations prompted by their optical discoveries provided enhanced LAT exposure that enabled the detections of gamma-ray onsets beginning ~2 days after their first optical peaks. Significant gamma-ray emission was found extending to 39-55 days after their initial LAT detections, with systematically fainter and longer duration emission compared to previous gamma-ray detected classical novae. These novae were distinguished by multiple bright optical peaks that encompassed the timespans of the observed gamma rays. The gamma-ray light curves and spectra of the two novae are presented along with representative hadronic and leptonic models, and comparisons to other novae detected by the LAT are discussed.

  13. Fermi-LAT Gamma-Ray Detections of Classical Novae V1369 Centauri 2013 and V5668 Sagittarii 2015

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    Cheung, C. C.; Jean, P.; Shore, S. N.; Stawarz, Ł.; Corbet, R. H. D.; Knödlseder, J.; Starrfield, S.; Wood, D. L.; Desiante, R.; Longo, F.; Pivato, G.; Wood, K. S.

    2016-08-01

    We report the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) detections of high-energy (>100 MeV) γ-ray emission from two recent optically bright classical novae, V1369 Centauri 2013 and V5668 Sagittarii 2015. At early times, Fermi target-of-opportunity observations prompted by their optical discoveries provided enhanced LAT exposure that enabled the detections of γ-ray onsets beginning ˜2 days after their first optical peaks. Significant γ-ray emission was found extending to 39–55 days after their initial LAT detections, with systematically fainter and longer-duration emission compared to previous γ-ray-detected classical novae. These novae were distinguished by multiple bright optical peaks that encompassed the time spans of the observed γ-rays. The γ-ray light curves and spectra of the two novae are presented along with representative hadronic and leptonic models, and comparisons with other novae detected by the LAT are discussed.

  14. Classical novae and type I X-ray bursts: challenges for the 21st century

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    Parikh, A; Sala, G

    2014-01-01

    Classical nova explosions and type I X-ray bursts are the most frequent types of thermonuclear stellar explosions in the Galaxy. Both phenomena arise from thermonuclear ignition in the envelopes of accreting compact objects in close binary star systems. Detailed observations of these events have stimulated numerous studies in theoretical astrophysics and experimental nuclear physics. We discuss observational features of these phenomena and theoretical efforts to better understand the energy production and nucleosynthesis in these explosions. We also examine and summarize studies directed at identifying nuclear physics quantities with uncertainties that significantly affect model predictions.

  15. Detectability of gamma-ray emission from classical novae with Swift/BAT

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    Senziani, F.; Skinner, G. K.; Jean, P; Hernanz, M.

    2008-01-01

    Classical novae are expected to emit gamma rays during their explosions. The most important contribution to the early gamma-ray emission comes from the annihilation with electrons of the positrons generated by the decay of 13N and 18F. The photons are expected to be down-scattered to a few tens of keV, and the emission is predicted to occur some days before the visual discovery and to last ~2 days. Despite a number of attempts, no positive detections of such emission have been made, due to la...

  16. Classical novae and type I X-ray bursts: Challenges for the 21st century

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    Classical nova explosions and type I X-ray bursts are the most frequent types of thermonuclear stellar explosions in the Galaxy. Both phenomena arise from thermonuclear ignition in the envelopes of accreting compact objects in close binary star systems. Detailed observations of these events have stimulated numerous studies in theoretical astrophysics and experimental nuclear physics. We discuss observational features of these phenomena and theoretical efforts to better understand the energy production and nucleosynthesis in these explosions. We also examine and summarize studies directed at identifying nuclear physics quantities with uncertainties that significantly affect model predictions

  17. Simulations and interpretation of the 6-cm MERLIN images of the classical nova V723 Cas

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    Heywood, I

    2007-01-01

    We compare the predictions of simple models for the radio emission from classical novae with the MERLIN radio observations of nova V723 Cas (Nova Cas 1995). Spherically symmetric and ellipsoidal radiative transfer models are implemented in order to generate synthetic emission maps. These are then convolved with an accurate representation of the uv coverage of MERLIN. The parameters and geometry of the shell model are based on those returned by fitting models to the observed light curve. This allows direct comparison of the model images with the nine 6-cm MERLIN images of V723 Cas. It is found that the seemingly complex structure (clumping, apparent rotation) evident in the observations can actually be reproduced with a simple spherical emission model. The simulations showthat a 24-h track greatly reduces the instrumental effects and the synthetic radio map is a closer representation of the true (model) sky brightness distribution. It is clear that interferometric arrays with sparse uv coverage (e.g. MERLIN, V...

  18. V1006 Cygni: Dwarf Nova Showing Three Types of Outbursts and Simulating Some Features of the WZ Sge-Type Behavior

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    Kato, Taichi; Shchurova, Alisa V; Sosnovskij, Aleksei A; Babina, Julia V; Baklanov, Aleksei V; Shugarov, Sergey Yu; Littlefield, Colin; Dubovsky, Pavol A; Kudzej, Igor; Pickard, Roger D; Isogai, Keisuke; Kimura, Mariko; de Miguel, Enrique; Tordai, Tamas; Chochol, Drahomir; Maeda, Yutaka; Cook, Lewis M; Miller, Ian; Itoh, Hiroshi

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    We observed the 2015 July-August long outburst of V1006 Cyg and established this object to be an SU UMa-type dwarf nova in the period gap. Our observations have confirmed that V1006 Cyg is the second established object showing three types of outbursts (normal, long normal and superoutbursts) after TU Men. We have succeeded in recording the growing stage of superhumps (stage A superhumps) and obtained a mass ratio of 0.26-0.33, which is close to the stability limit of tidal instability. This identification of stage A superhumps demonstrated that superhumps indeed slowly grow in systems near the stability limit, the idea first introduced by Kato et al. 2014, arXiv:1406.6428). The superoutburst showed a temporary dip followed by a rebrightening. The moment of the dip coincided with the stage transition of superhumps, and we suggest that stage C superhumps is related to the start of the cooling wave in the accretion disk. We interpret that the tidal instability was not strong enough to maintain the disk in the ho...

  19. Origin of asymmetries in X-ray emission lines from the blast wave of the 2014 outburst of nova V745 Sco

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    Orlando, S; Miceli, M

    2016-01-01

    The symbiotic nova V745 Sco was observed in outburst on 2014 February 6. Its observations by the Chandra X-ray Observatory at days 16 and 17 have revealed a spectrum characterized by asymmetric and blue-shifted emission lines. Here we investigate the origin of these asymmetries through three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations describing the outburst during the first 20 days of evolution. The model takes into account thermal conduction and radiative cooling and assumes a blast wave propagates through an equatorial density enhancement. From the simulations, we synthesize the X-ray emission and derive the spectra as they would be observed with Chandra. We find that both the blast wave and the ejecta distribution are efficiently collimated in polar directions due to the presence of the equatorial density enhancement. The majority of the X-ray emission originates from the interaction of the blast with the equatorial density enhancement and is concentrated on the equatorial plane as a ring-like structure. Our "be...

  20. Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Observations of an Outburst of Recurrent X-Ray Nova GS 1354-644

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    We present the results of Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) observations of GS 1354-644 during a modest outburst in 1997-1998. The source is one of a handful of black hole X-ray transients that are confirmed to be recurrent in X-rays. A 1987 outburst of the same source observed by Ginga was much brighter and showed a high/soft spectral state. In contrast, the 1997-1998 outburst showed a low/hard spectral state. Both states are typical of black hole binaries. The RXTE All-Sky Monitor observed an outburst duration of 150-200 days. PCA and HEXTE observations covered ∼70 days near the maximum of the light curve and during the flux decline. Throughout the observations, the spectrum can be approximated by Compton upscattering of soft photons by energetic electrons. The hot electron cloud has a temperature kT∼30 keV and optical depth τ∼4-5. To fit the data well, an additional iron fluorescent line and reflection component are required, which indicates the presence of optically thick cool material, most probably in the outer part of the accretion disk. Dramatic fast variability was observed and has been analyzed in the context of a shot noise model. The spectrum appeared to be softest at the peaks of the shot noise variability. The shape of the power spectrum was typical for black hole systems in a low/hard state. We note a qualitative difference in the shape of the dependence of fractional variability on energy when we compare systems with black holes and with neutron stars. Since it is difficult to discriminate these systems on spectral grounds, at least in their low/hard states, this new difference might be important. (c) 2000 The American Astronomical Society

  1. The Onset of a Common Envelope Episode: Lessons from the Remarkable M31 2015 Luminous Red Nova Outburst

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    MacLeod, Morgan; Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico; Grindlay, Jonathan; Batta, Aldo; Montes, Gabriela

    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates the recent transient M31LRN 2015 in the Andromeda galaxy. We analyze published optical photometry and spectroscopy along with a Hubble Space Telescope detection of the color and magnitude of the pre-outburst source. Using these data, we determine that the transient outburst is caused by dynamically driven ejecta at the onset of a common envelope episode, which eventually leads to the complete merger of a binary system. Just prior to merger, we find that the primary star is a $3-5.5 M_\\odot$ sub-giant branch star with radius of $30-40R_\\odot$. Its position in the color-magnitude diagram shows that it is growing in radius to eventually engulf its companion. By matching the properties of the binary system to the transient outburst, we show that the light curve contains two components: first $10^{-2} M_\\odot$ of fast ejecta driven by shocks at contact in between the primary and secondary, and later, $0.2 M_\\odot$ of slower ejecta as the secondary becomes more deeply engulfed within the pri...

  2. X-Ray Spectroscopy of the Classical Nova V458 Vulpeculae with Suzaku

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    Tsujimoto, Masahiro; Drake, Jeremy J; Ness, Jan-Uwe; Kitamoto, Shunji

    2008-01-01

    We conducted a target of opportunity X-ray observation of the classical nova V458 Vulpeculae 88 days after the explosion using the Suzaku satellite. With a 20 ks exposure, the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer detected X-ray emission significantly harder than typical super-soft source emission. The X-ray spectrum shows K lines from N, Ne, Mg, Si, and S, and L-series emission from Fe in highly ionized states. The spectrum can be described by a single temperature (0.64 keV) thin thermal plasma model in collisional equilibrium with a hydrogen-equivalent extinction column density of ~3e21/cm2, a flux of ~1e-12 erg/s/cm2, and a luminosity of ~6e34 erg/s in the 0.3-3.0 keV band at an assumed distance of 13 kpc. We found a hint of an enhancement of N and deficiencies of O and Fe relative to other metals. The observed X-ray properties can be interpreted as the emission arising from shocks of ejecta from an ONe-type nova.

  3. On the Galactic Nova Progenitor Population

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    Darnley, M J; Harman, D J; Hounsell, R A; Munari, U; Ribeiro, V A R M; Surina, F; Williams, R P; Williams, S C

    2013-01-01

    Of the 350 or more known Galactic classical novae, only a handful of them, the recurrent novae, have been observed in outburst more than once. At least eight of these recurrents are known to harbour evolved secondary stars, rather than the main sequence secondaries typical in classical novae. Here we present a selection of the work and rationale that led to the proposal of a new nova classification scheme based not on the outburst properties but on the nature of the quiescent system. Also outlined are the results of a photometric survey of a sample of quiescent Galactic novae, showing that the evolutionary state of the secondary can be easily determined and leading to a number of predictions. We discuss the implications of these results, including their relevance to extragalactic work and the proposed link to type Ia supernovae. We also present a summary of the work using the SMEI instrument to produce exquisite nova light-curves and confirmation of the pre-maximum halt.

  4. Swift X-Ray Observations of Classical Novae. II. The Super Soft Source sample

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    Schwarz, Greg J; Osborne, J P; Page, K L; Evans, P A; Beardmore, A P; Walter, Frederick M; Helton, L Andrew; Woodward, Charles E; Bode, Mike; Starrfield, Sumner; Drake, Jeremy J

    2011-01-01

    The Swift GRB satellite is an excellent facility for studying novae. Its rapid response time and sensitive X-ray detector provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the previously poorly sampled evolution of novae in the X-ray regime. This paper presents Swift observations of 52 Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae. We included the XRT (0.3-10 keV) X-ray instrument count rates and the UVOT (1700-8000 Angstroms) filter photometry. Also included in the analysis are the publicly available pointed observations of 10 additional novae the X-ray archives. This is the largest X-ray sample of Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae yet assembled and consists of 26 novae with super soft X-ray emission, 19 from Swift observations. The data set shows that the faster novae have an early hard X-ray phase that is usually missing in slower novae. The Super Soft X-ray phase occurs earlier and does not last as long in fast novae compared to slower novae. All the Swift novae with sufficient observations show that novae are highly v...

  5. The Detailed Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of the 2011 Outburst of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis from 0.8 to 250 Days after Discovery

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    Surina, F; Bode, M F; Darnley, M J; Harman, D J; Walter, F M

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the optical lightcurve of T Pyx during its 2011 outburst by compiling a database of SMEI and AAVSO observations. The SMEI lightcurve, providing unprecedented detail covering 1.5-49d post-discovery, was divided into four phases based on the idealised CN optical lightcurve; the initial rise (1.5-3.3d), the pre-maximum halt (3.3-13.3d), the final rise (14.7-27.9d), and the early decline (27.9d-). The SMEI lightcurve contains a strongly detected period of 1.44+/-0.05d during the pre-maximum phase. These oscillations resemble those found in TNR models arising from instabilities in the expanding envelope. No spectral variation mirroring the lightcurve periodicity was found. A marked dip at 22-24d just before maximum light (27.9d) may represent the same phenomenon seen in novae observed by SMEI. Spectra from the Liverpool Telescope and SMARTS 1.5m were obtained from 0.8-80.7 and 155.1-249.9d, covering the major phases of development. A distinct high velocity ejection phase was evident during the earl...

  6. PHASE-RESOLVED INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY AND PHOTOMETRY OF V1500 CYGNI, AND A SEARCH FOR SIMILAR OLD CLASSICAL NOVAE

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    We present phase-resolved near-infrared photometry and spectroscopy of the classical nova (CN) V1500 Cyg to explore whether cyclotron emission is present in this system. While the spectroscopy do not indicate the presence of discrete cyclotron harmonic emission, the light curves suggest that a sizable fraction of its near-infrared fluxes are due to this component. The light curves of V1500 Cyg appear to remain dominated by emission from the heated face of the secondary star in this system. We have used infrared spectroscopy and photometry to search for other potential magnetic systems among old CNe. We have found that the infrared light curves of V1974 Cyg superficially resemble those of V1500 Cyg, suggesting a highly irradiated companion. The old novae V446 Her and QV Vul have light curves with large amplitude variations like those seen in polars, suggesting they might have magnetic primaries. We extract photometry for 79 old novae from the Two Micron All Sky Survey Point Source Catalog and use those data to derive the mean, un-reddened infrared colors of quiescent novae. We also extract WISE data for these objects and find that 45 of them were detected. Surprisingly, a number of these systems were detected in the WISE 22 μm band. While two of those objects produced significant dust shells (V705 Cas and V445 Pup), the others did not. It appears that line emission from their ionized ejected shells is the most likely explanation for those detections

  7. Search for Soft X-ray Flashes at Fireball Phase of Classical/Recurrent Novae using MAXI/GSC data

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    Morii, Mikio; Mihara, Tatehiro; Matsuoka, Masaru; Kawai, Nobuyuki

    2016-01-01

    We searched for precursive soft X-ray flashes (SXFs) associated with optically-discovered classical or recurrent novae in the data of five-years all-sky observations with Gas Slit Camera (GSC) of the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI). We first developed a tool to measure fluxes of point sources by fitting the event distribution with the model that incorporates the point-spread function (PSF-fit) to minimize the potential contamination from nearby sources. Then we applied the PSF-fit tool to 40 classical/recurrent novae that were discovered in optical observations from 2009 August to 2014 August. We found no precursive SXFs with significance above $3 \\sigma$ level in the energy range of 2$-$4 keV between $t_{d}-10$d and $t_{d}$, where $t_{d}$ is the date when each nova was discovered. We obtained the upper limits for the bolometric luminosity of SXFs, and compared them with the theoretical prediction and that observed for MAXI J0158$-$744. This result could constrain the population of massive white dwarfs ...

  8. Discovery of Irradiation Induced Variations in the Light Curve of the Classical Nova Cygni 2001 No.2 (V2275 Cyg)

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    Balman, S; Retter, A; Saygac, T; Esenoglu, H

    2004-01-01

    We present the CCD photometry, light curve and time series analysis of the classical nova V2275 Cyg (N Cyg 2001 No.2). The source was observed for 14 nights in total using an R filter in 2002 and 2003 with the 1.5 m Russian-Turkish joint telescope (RTT150) at the TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) National Observatory in Antalya Turkey, as part of a large program on the CCD photometry of Cataclysmic Variables (CVs). We report the detection of two distinct periodicities in the light curve of the nova : a) P_1=0.31449(15) d -- 7.6 h, b) P_2=0.017079(17) d -- 24.6 min. The first period is evident in both 2002 and 2003 whereas the second period is only detected in the 2003 data set. We interpret the first period as the orbital period of the system and attribute the orbital variations to aspect changes of the secondary irradiated by the hot WD. We suggest that the nova was a Super Soft X-ray source in 2002 and, perhaps, in 2003. The second period could be a QPO originating from the o...

  9. Discovery and Spectroscopic Classification of iPTFemh as a Classical Nova in M31

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    Chinetti, K.; Darnley, M. J.; Blagorodnova, N.; Neill, J. D.; Williams, S. C.

    2016-08-01

    We report the discovery of nova candidate iPTFemh with the CFH12k instrument taken on 2016 Aug 01.45 UT on the Palomar 48-in telescope. The new object is located at RA 00:43:57.77, DEC +41:34:52.6 (J2000.0), and was not detected in images taken 2016 July 26.49.

  10. Discovery of $^{34g,m}$Cl$(p,\\gamma)^{35}$Ar resonances activated at classical nova temperatures

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    Fry, C; Bishop, S; Brown, B A; Chen, A A; Faestermann, T; Hertenberger, R; Parikh, A; Pérez-Loureiro, D; Wirth, H -F; García, A; Ortez, R

    2015-01-01

    Background: The thermonuclear $^{34g,m}$Cl($p,\\gamma$)$^{35}$Ar reaction rates are unknown due to a lack of experimental nuclear physics data. Uncertainties in these rates translate to uncertainties in $^{34}$S production in models of classical novae on oxygen-neon white dwarfs. $^{34}$S abundances have the potential to aid in the classification of presolar grains. Purpose: Determine resonance energies for the $^{34g,m}$Cl($p,\\gamma$)$^{35}$Ar reactions within the region of astrophyical interest for classical novae to a precision of a few keV as an essential first step toward constraining their thermonuclear reaction rates. Method: $^{35}$Ar excited states were populated by the $^{36}$Ar($d,t$)$^{35}$Ar reaction at $E$(d)=22~MeV and reaction products were momentum analyzed by a high resolution quadrupole-dipole-dipole-dipole (Q3D) magnetic spectrograph. Results: Seventeen new $^{35}$Ar levels have been detected at a statistically significant level in the region $E_x\\approx$~5.9-6.7~MeV ($E_r$ \\textless~800~ k...

  11. Synthesis of C-rich dust in CO nova ourbursts

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    Jose, Jordi; Eid, Mounib F El

    2016-01-01

    Context. Classical novae are thermonuclear explosions that take place in the envelopes of accreting white dwarfs in stellar binary systems. The material transferred onto the white dwarf piles up under degenerate conditions, driving a thermonuclear runaway. In those outbursts, about 10-7 - 10-3 Msun, enriched in CNO and, sometimes, other intermediate-mass elements (e.g., Ne, Na, Mg, or Al, for ONe novae) are ejected into the interstellar medium. The large concentrations of metals spectroscopically inferred in the nova ejecta reveal that the (solar-like) material transferred from the secondary mixes with the outermost layers of the underlying white dwarf. Aims. Most theoretical models of nova outbursts reported to date yield, on average, outflows characterized by O > C, from which only oxidized condensates (e.g, O-rich grains) would be expected, in principle. Methods. To specifically address whether CO novae can actually produce C-rich dust, six different hydrodynamic nova models have been evolved, from accreti...

  12. Hydrodynamic studies of oxygen, neon, and magnesium novae

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    Starrfield, Sumner; Sparks, W. M.; Truran, J. W.

    1987-01-01

    Results are presented from recent theoretical studies that have examined the properties of nova outbursts on ONeMg white dwarfs. These outbursts are much more violent and occur much more frequently than outbursts on CO white dwarfs. Hydrodynamic simulations of both kinds of outbursts are in excellent agreement with the observations.

  13. Nuclear structure of 30S and its implications for nucleosynthesis in classical novae

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    Setoodehnia, K; Kahl, D; Komatsubara, T; José, J; Longland, R; Abe, Y; Binh, D N; Chen, J; Cherubini, S; Clark, J A; Deibel, C M; Fukuoka, S; Hashimoto, T; Hayakawa, T; Hendriks, J; Ishibashi, Y; Ito, Y; Kubono, S; Lennard, W N; Moriguchi, T; Nagae, D; Nishikiori, R; Niwa, T; Ozawa, A; Parker, P D; Seiler, D; Shizuma, T; Suzuki, H; Wrede, C; Yamaguchi, H; Yuasa, T

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    The uncertainty in the 29P(p,gamma)30S reaction rate over the temperature range of 0.1 - 1.3 GK was previously determined to span ~4 orders of magnitude due to the uncertain location of two previously unobserved 3+ and 2+ resonances in the 4.7 - 4.8 MeV excitation region in 30S. Therefore, the abundances of silicon isotopes synthesized in novae, which are relevant for the identification of presolar grains of putative nova origin, were uncertain by a factor of 3. To investigate the level structure of 30S above the proton threshold (4394.9(7) keV), a charged-particle spectroscopy and an in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments were performed. Differential cross sections of the 32S(p,t)30S reaction were measured at 34.5 MeV. Distorted wave Born approximation calculations were performed to constrain the spin-parity assignments of the observed levels. An energy level scheme was deduced from gamma-gamma coincidence measurements using the 28Si(3He,n-gamma)30S reaction. Spin-parity assignments based on measurements...

  14. First Direct Measurement of the ^{17}O(p,\\gamma)^{18}F Reaction Cross-Section at Gamow Energies for Classical Novae

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    Scott, D A; DiLeva, A; Formicola, A; Aliotta, M; Anders, M; Bemmerer, D; Broggini, C; Campeggio, M; Corvisiero, P; Elekes, Z; Fülöp, Zs; Gervino, G; Guglielmetti, A; Gustavino, C; Gyürky, Gy; Imbriani, G; Junker, M; Laubenstein, M; Menegazzo, R; Marta, M; Napolitani, E; Prati, P; Rigato, V; Roca, V; Somorjai, E; Salvo, C; Straniero, O; Strieder, F; Szücs, T; Terrasi, F; Trezzi, D

    2012-01-01

    Classical novae are important contributors to the abundances of key isotopes, such as the radioactive ^{18}F, whose observation by satellite missions could provide constraints on nucleosynthesis models in novae. The ^{17}O(p,\\gamma)^{18}F reaction plays a critical role in the synthesis of both oxygen and fluorine isotopes but its reaction rate is not well determined because of the lack of experimental data at energies relevant to novae explosions. In this study, the reaction cross section has been measured directly for the first time in a wide energy range Ecm = 200 - 370 keV appropriate to hydrogen burning in classical novae. In addition, the E=183 keV resonance strength, \\omega \\gamma=1.67\\pm0.12 \\mueV, has been measured with the highest precision to date. The uncertainty on the ^{17}O(p,\\gamma)^{18}F reaction rate has been reduced by a factor of 4, thus leading to firmer constraints on accurate models of novae nucleosynthesis.

  15. The orbital ephemeris of the classical nova RR Pictoris: presence of a third body?

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    Vogt, N; Hambsch, F -J; Retamales, G; Tappert, C; Schmidtobreick, L; Fuentes-Morales, I

    2016-01-01

    The ex-nova RR Pic presents a periodic hump in its light curve which is considered to refer to its orbital period. Analyzing all available epochs of these hump maxima in the literature, and combining them with those from new light curves obtained in 2013 and 2014, we establish an unique cycle count scheme valid during the past 50 years, and derive an ephemeris with the orbital period 0.145025959(15) days. The O - C diagram of this linear ephemeris reveals systematic deviations which could have different causes. One of them could be a light-travel-time effect caused by the presence of a hypothetical third body near the star/brown dwarf mass limit, with an orbital period of the order of 70 years. We also examine the difficulty of the problematic of detecting sub-stellar or planetary companions of close red-dwarf white-dwarf binaries (including cataclysmic variables), and discuss other possible mechanisms responsible for the observed deviations in O - C. For RR Pic, we propose strategies in order to solve this q...

  16. Very high energy gamma-ray follow-up observations of novae and dwarf novae with the MAGIC telescopes

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    López-Coto, R; Bednarek, W; Desiante, R; Longo, F

    2015-01-01

    In the last few years the Fermi-LAT instrument has detected GeV gamma-ray emission from several novae. Such GeV emission can be interpreted in terms of inverse Compton emission from electrons accelerated in the shock or in terms of emission from hadrons accelerated in the same conditions. The latter might reach much higher energies and could produce a second component in the gamma-ray spectrum at TeV energies. We perform follow-up observations of selected novae and dwarf novae in search of the second component in TeV energy gamma rays. This can shed light on the acceleration process of leptons and hadrons in nova explosions. We have performed observations with the MAGIC telescopes of 3 sources, a symbiotic nova YY Her, a dwarf nova ASASSN-13ax and a classical nova V339 Del, shortly after their outbursts. We did not detect TeV gamma-ray emission from any of the objects observed. The TeV upper limits from MAGIC observations and the GeV detection by Fermi constrain the acceleration parameters for electrons and h...

  17. EFFECTS OF A COMPANION STAR ON SLOW NOVA OUTBURSTS—TRANSITION FROM STATIC TO WIND EVOLUTIONS

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    Two types of nova evolutions can occur in low-mass white dwarfs of ∼0.5-0.7 M☉, i.e., an evolution with optically thick winds like in usual classical novae, or an another type of evolution without them like in the symbiotic nova PU Vul. The latter type is characterized by spectra with no indication of strong winds as well as a long-lasting flat optical peak in its light curve. We propose a transition from evolution with no optically thick wind to usual evolution with optically thick winds as a new outburst model for slow novae that show a relatively long-lasting multipeak phase followed by a wind phase like in the slow novae V723 Cas, HR Del, and V5558 Sgr. We calculated nova envelopes with one-dimensional approximation of the companion's effects and found that when the companion star is deeply embedded in the extended nova envelope, the structure of the static envelope approaches that of the optically thick wind solution. Thus, the transition from static to wind solution is triggered by the effect of the companion. The transition occurs in a close binary nova like V723 Cas, but is not triggered in a long-period binary like PU Vul. We reconfirm our previous results that the frictional energy deposition is negligibly small in almost all hydrogen/helium novae because of the low envelope density at the orbit.

  18. The 2015 super-active state of recurrent nova T CrB and the long term evolution after the 1946 outburst

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    Munari, U; Cherini, G

    2016-01-01

    The recurrent nova T CrB has entered in 2015 a phase of unprecedented high activity. To trace something equivalent, it is necessary to go back to 1938, before the last nova eruption in 1946. The 2015 super-active state is characterized by: a large increase in the mean brightness (Delta B =0.72 mag over the uderlying secular trend), vanishing of the orbital modulation from the B-band lightcurve, and appearance of strong and high ionization emission lines, on top of a nebular continuum that overwhelms at optical wavelengths the absoption spectrum of the M giant. Among the emission lines, HeII 4686 attains a flux in excess of Hgamma, the full set of OIII and NIII lines involved in the Bowen fluorescence mechanism are strong and varying in intensity in phase with HeII 4686, and OIV and [NeV] are present. A large increase in the radiation output from the hot source is reponsible for a large expansion in the ionized fraction of the M giant wind. The wind is completely ionized in the direction to the observer. A hig...

  19. The 2015 super-active state of recurrent nova T CrB and the long term evolution after the 1946 outburst

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    Munari, Ulisse; Dallaporta, Sergio; Cherini, Giulio

    2016-08-01

    The recurrent nova T CrB has entered in 2015 a phase of unprecedented high activity. To trace something equivalent, it is necessary to go back to 1938, before the last nova eruption in 1946. The 2015 super-active state is characterized by: a large increase in the mean brightness (ΔB=0.72 mag over the underlying secular trend), vanishing of the orbital modulation from the B-band lightcurve, and appearance of strong and high ionization emission lines, on top of a nebular continuum that overwhelms at optical wavelengths the absorption spectrum of the M giant. Among the emission lines, HeII 4686 attains a flux in excess of Hγ, the full set of OIII and NIII lines involved in the Bowen fluorescence mechanism are strong and varying in intensity in phase with HeII 4686, and OIV and [NeV] are present. A large increase in the radiation output from the hot source is responsible for a large expansion in the ionized fraction of the M giant wind. The wind is completely ionized in the direction to the observer. A high electron density is supported by the weakness of forbidden lines and by the large amplitude and short time scale of the reprocessing by the nebular material of the highly variable photo-ionization input from the hot source. During the super-active state the nebula is varying to and from ionization-bounded and density-bounded conditions, and the augmented irradiation of the cool giant has changed the spectral type of its side facing the WD from M3III to M2III, i.e. an increase of ˜80 K in effective temperature.

  20. Radio emission from novae

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    The nature and measurement of radio emission from novae is discussed. The classical novae for which there are reported measurements of radio flux densities are listed. The three which have been studied most extensively are the slow nova HR Delta, the moderate speed nova FH Ser and the fast nova V1500 Cyg. Two different types of models have been used to model classical novae, the variable speed model and a Hubble flow model. V1500 Cyg has been observed in both radio and infrared spectra. The behaviour which explains this is discussed. Estimates of distance shell, mass and kinetic energy have been made from the data. Radioemissions from related objects and nova remnants are also discussed. (U.K.)

  1. Very-high-energy {\\gamma}-ray observations of novae and dwarf novae with the MAGIC telescopes

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    Ahnen, M L; Antonelli, L A; Antoranz, P; Babic, A; Banerjee, B; Bangale, P; de Almeida, U Barres; Barrio, J A; González, J Becerra; Bednarek, W; Bernardini, E; Biasuzzi, B; Biland, A; Blanch, O; Bonnefoy, S; Bonnoli, G; Borracci, F; Bretz, T; Carmona, E; Carosi, A; Chatterjee, A; Clavero, R; Colin, P; Colombo, E; Contreras, J L; Cortina, J; Covino, S; Da Vela, P; Dazzi, F; De Angelis, A; De Caneva, G; De Lotto, B; Wilhelmi, E de Oña; Mendez, C Delgado; Di Pierro, F; Prester, D Dominis; Dorner, D; Doro, M; Einecke, S; Glawion, D Eisenacher; Elsaesser, D; Fernández-Barral, A; Fidalgo, D; Fonseca, M V; Font, L; Frantzen, K; Fruck, C; Galindo, D; López, R J García; Garczarczyk, M; Terrats, D Garrido; Gaug, M; Giammaria, P; Godinović, N; Muñoz, A González; Guberman, D; Hanabata, Y; Hayashida, M; Herrera, J; Hose, J; Hrupec, D; Hughes, G; Idec, W; Kellermann, H; Kodani, K; Konno, Y; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; La Barbera, A; Lelas, D; Lewandowska, N; Lindfors, E; Lombardi, S; Longo, F; López, M; López-Coto, R; López-Oramas, A; Lorenz, E; Majumdar, P; Makariev, M; Mallot, K; Maneva, G; Manganaro, M; Mannheim, K; Maraschi, L; Marcote, B; Mariotti, M; Martínez, M; Mazin, D; Menzel, U; Miranda, J M; Mirzoyan, R; Moralejo, A; Nakajima, D; Neustroev, V; Niedzwiecki, A; Rosillo, M Nievas; Nilsson, K; Nishijima, K; Noda, K; Orito, R; Overkemping, A; Paiano, S; Palacio, J; Palatiello, M; Paneque, D; Paoletti, R; Paredes, J M; Paredes-Fortuny, X; Persic, M; Poutanen, J; Moroni, P G Prada; Prandini, E; Puljak, I; Reinthal, R; Rhode, W; Ribó, M; Rico, J; Garcia, J Rodriguez; Saito, T; Saito, K; Satalecka, K; Scapin, V; Schultz, C; Schweizer, T; Sillanpää, A; Sitarek, J; Snidaric, I; Sobczynska, D; Stamerra, A; Steinbring, T; Strzys, M; Takalo, L; Takami, H; Tavecchio, F; Temnikov, P; Terzić, T; Tescaro, D; Teshima, M; Thaele, J; Torres, D F; Toyama, T; Treves, A; Verguilov, V; Vovk, I; Will, M; Zanin, R; Desiante, R; Hays, E

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    Context. In the last five years the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) instrument detected GeV {\\gamma}-ray emission from five novae. The GeV emission can be interpreted in terms of an inverse Compton process of electrons accelerated in a shock. In this case it is expected that protons in the same conditions can be accelerated to much higher energies. Consequently they may produce a second component in the {\\gamma}-ray spectrum at TeV energies. Aims. We aim to explore the very-high-energy domain to search for {\\gamma}-ray emission above 50 GeV and to shed light on the acceleration process of leptons and hadrons in nova explosions. Methods. We have performed observations with the MAGIC telescopes of the classical nova V339 Del shortly after the 2013 outburst, triggered by optical and subsequent GeV {\\gamma}-ray detec- tions. We also briefly report on VHE observations of the symbiotic nova YY Her and the dwarf nova ASASSN-13ax. We complement the TeV MAGIC observations with the analysis of con- temporaneous Fermi-...

  2. Spectral mapping of the spiral structures in IP Pegasi on the decline from an outburst

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    Baptista, R; Thomas, G; Baptista, Raymundo; Haswell, Carole A.; Thomas, Gino

    2002-01-01

    (abridged) We report eclipse mapping of time resolved spectroscopy of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi on the late decline from the May 1993 outburst. The spiral arms are still visible some 8 days after the onset of the outburst. Their fractional contribution to the continuum emission is similar to that measured close to outburst maximum, whereas their orientation is rotated by 58 degrees with respect to the spirals seen in the eclipse map at outburst maximum. Velocity-resolved light curves across the Halpha and the HeI lines show the classical rotational disturbance, with the blue side of the line being eclipsed earlier than the red side. The differences between the Halpha and the HeI maps are significant. The spiral arms are clearly seen in the HeI maps, with the receding arm being stronger in the red side while the approaching arm is stronger in the blue side of the line. The analysis of the Halpha maps suggests that this emission arises mainly from a large and vertically-extended region which we interpret as an o...

  3. The reproducible radio outbursts of SS Cygni

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    Russell, T. D.; Miller-Jones, J. C. A.; Sivakoff, G. R.; Altamirano, D.; O'Brien, T. J.; Page, K. L.; Templeton, M. R.; Körding, E. G.; Knigge, C.; Rupen, M. P.; Fender, R. P.; Heinz, S.; Maitra, D.; Markoff, S.; Migliari, S.; Remillard, R. A.; Russell, D. M.; Sarazin, C. L.; Waagen, E. O.

    2016-08-01

    We present the results of our intensive radio observing campaign of the dwarf nova SS Cyg during its 2010 April outburst. We argue that the observed radio emission was produced by synchrotron emission from a transient radio jet. Comparing the radio light curves from previous and subsequent outbursts of this system (including high-resolution observations from outbursts in 2011 and 2012) shows that the typical long and short outbursts of this system exhibit reproducible radio outbursts that do not vary significantly between outbursts, which is consistent with the similarity of the observed optical, ultraviolet and X-ray light curves. Contemporaneous optical and X-ray observations show that the radio emission appears to have been triggered at the same time as the initial X-ray flare, which occurs as disc material first reaches the boundary layer. This raises the possibility that the boundary region may be involved in jet production in accreting white dwarf systems. Our high spatial resolution monitoring shows that the compact jet remained active throughout the outburst with no radio quenching.

  4. Rapid Dust Formation in Novae: The Speed Class - Formation Timescale Correlation Explained

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    Williams, S C; Darnley, M J; Evans, A; Zubko, V; Shafter, A W

    2013-01-01

    Observations show that the time of onset of dust formation in classical novae depends strongly on their speed class, with dust typically taking longer to form in slower novae. Using empirical relationships between speed class, luminosity and ejection velocity, it can be shown that dust formation timescale is expected to be essentially independent of speed class. However, following a nova outburst the spectrum of the central hot source evolves, with an increasing proportion of the radiation being emitted short-ward of the Lyman limit. The rate at which the spectrum evolves also depends on the speed class. We have therefore refined the simple model by assuming photons at energies higher than the Lyman limit are absorbed by neutral hydrogen gas internal to the dust formation sites, therefore preventing these photons reaching the nucleation sites. With this refinement the dust formation timescale is theoretically dependent on speed class and the results of our theoretical modification agree well with the observat...

  5. Neon novae, recurrent novae, and type I supernovae

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    Over the past few years, we have been investigating the effects of accretion onto massive white dwarfs and its implications for their growth in mass toward the Chandrasekhar limit, in attempts to identify a possible relationship between SN I and novae. In our studies we have considered accretion at various mass accretion rates onto a variety of different white dwarf masses. We have found that there is a critical white dwarf mass above which a significant fraction of the accreted mass can remain on the white dwarf after the outburst. Below this value of the white dwarf mass, all of the accreted mass, plus core material dredged up into the envelope, is ejected as a result of the explosion. Our latest results include accretion and boundary layer heating produced by the infalling material. From these studies, we have identified some members of the class of recurrent novae, those involving a thermonuclear runaway, as the novae that are occurring on very massive white dwarfs and evolving toward an SN I explosion. One of the outgrowths of our uv studies of novae in outburst has been the identification of a class of novae which eject material that is very rich in the elements from oxygen to aluminum. We have shown that these outbursts occur on ONeMg white dwarfs, which are necessarily very massive white dwarfs. 11 refs

  6. Classical-Nova Contribution to the Milky Way's $^{26}$Al Abundance: Exit Channel of the Key $^{25}$Al($p,\\gamma$)$^{26}$Si Resonance

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    Bennett, M B; Chipps, K A; José, J; Liddick, S N; Santia, M; Bowe, A; Chen, A A; Cooper, N; Irvine, D; McNeice, E; Montes, F; Naqvi, F; Ortez, R; Pain, S D; Pereira, J; Prokop, C; Quaglia, J; Quinn, S J; Schwartz, S B; Shanab, S; Simon, A; Spyrou, A; Thiagalingam, E

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    Classical novae are expected to contribute to the 1809-keV Galactic $\\gamma$-ray emission by producing its precursor $^{26}$Al, but the yield depends on the thermonuclear rate of the unmeasured $^{25}$Al($p,\\gamma$)$^{26}$Si reaction. Using the $\\beta$ decay of $^{26}$P to populate the key $J^{\\pi}=3^+$ resonance in this reaction, we report the first evidence for the observation of its exit channel via a $1741.6 \\pm 0.6 (\\textrm{stat}) \\pm 0.3 (\\textrm{syst})$ keV primary $\\gamma$ ray, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. By combining the measured $\\gamma$-ray energy and intensity with other experimental data on $^{26}$Si, we find the center-of-mass energy and strength of the resonance to be $E_r = 414.9 \\pm 0.6(\\textrm{stat}) \\pm 0.3 (\\textrm{syst}) \\pm 0.6(\\textrm{lit.})$ keV and $\\omega\\gamma = 23 \\pm 6 (\\textrm{stat})^{+11}_{-10}(\\textrm{lit.})$ meV, respectively, where the last uncertainties are from adopted literature data. We use hydrodynamic nova simulations to model $...

  7. The reproducible radio outbursts of SS Cygni

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    Russell, T D; Sivakoff, G R; Altamirano, D; O'Brien, T J; Page, K L; Templeton, M R; Koerding, E G; Knigge, C; Rupen, M P; Fender, R P; Heinz, S; Maitra, D; Markoff, S; Migliari, S; Remillard, R A; Russell, D M; Sarazin, C L; Waagen, E O

    2016-01-01

    We present the results of our intensive radio observing campaign of the dwarf nova SS Cyg during its 2010 April outburst. We argue that the observed radio emission was produced by synchrotron emission from a transient radio jet. Comparing the radio light curves from previous and subsequent outbursts of this system (including high-resolution observations from outbursts in 2011 and 2012) shows that the typical long and short outbursts of this system exhibit reproducible radio outbursts that do not vary significantly between outbursts, which is consistent with the similarity of the observed optical, ultraviolet and X-ray light curves. Contemporaneous optical and X-ray observations show that the radio emission appears to have been triggered at the same time as the initial X-ray flare, which occurs as disk material first reaches the boundary layer. This raises the possibility that the boundary region may be involved in jet production in accreting white dwarf systems. Our high spatial resolution monitoring shows th...

  8. Nova LMC 1990 no. 1: The first extragalactic neon nova

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    Sonneborn, George; Shore, Steven N.; Starrfield, Sumner G.

    1990-01-01

    International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) observations of nova LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud) 1990 No. 1, the first neon (or ONeMg) nova observed outside the Galaxy are presented. The observations were obtained from 17 Jan. to Mar. 1990, with especially dense coverage during the first 25 days of the outburst. (The neon nova categorization is based on the detection of forbidden Ne 3-4 lines in optical spectra; the ultraviolet neon lines were not detected.) During the first 30 days of the outburst, the radiative losses were dominated by the N 5 delta 1240 and C 4 delta 1550 lines. The maximum ejection velocity was approximately 8000 km/s, based on the blue absorption edge of the C 4 P-Cygni profile. Early in the outburst of Nova LMC 1990 No. 1 the UV luminosity alone was approximately 3 times 10 to the 38th power erg/sec, implying that the bolometric luminosity was well in excess of the Eddington luminosity for a one solar mass object.

  9. Radiative shocks create environments for dust formation in novae

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    Derdzinski, Andrea M; Lazzati, Davide

    2016-01-01

    Classical novae commonly show evidence of rapid dust formation within months of the outburst. However, it is unclear how molecules and grains are able to condense within the ejecta given the potentially harsh environment created by ionizing radiation from the white dwarf. Motivated by the evidence for powerful radiative shocks within nova outflows, we propose that dust formation occurs within the cool, dense shell behind these shocks. We incorporate a simple molecular chemistry network and classical nucleation theory with a model for the thermodynamic evolution of the post-shock gas to demonstrate the formation of both carbon and forsterite ($\\rm Mg_2SiO_4$) grains. The high densities due to radiative shock compression ($n \\sim 10^{14}$ cm$^{-3}$) result in CO saturation and rapid dust nucleation. Grains grow efficiently to large sizes $\\gtrsim 0.1\\mu$m, in agreement with IR observations of dust-producing novae, and with total dust masses sufficient to explain massive extinction events such as V705 Cas. As in...

  10. Spectrophotometry of DWARF Novae

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    The spectrophotometry of seven dwarf novae was obtained from lambda lambda3800-5200 A three objects were observed during outburst and four near minimum. The Balmer lines in emission and absorption have similar widths (approx4540 km s-1). RU Peg, SS Cyg and AB Dra show weak C II lambda4227 in emission. EM Cyg shows strong He II lambda 4686 in emission during outburst. CY Lyr and UU Aq1 have, near maximum, equivalent widths comparable with those of a B3 III star. The emission line ratios from optically thin steady state accretion disc models are lower than the observed values. The latter are approx.3 times greater than Case B recombination values. The observed He I/H I flux ratios are consistent with the predicted values by Williams and Ferguson (1982) for models with high helium abundance. (author)

  11. Spectrophotometry of DWARF Novae

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    Echevarria, J.; Costero, R.

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    The spectrophotometry of seven dwarf novae was obtained from lambda lambda3800-5200 A three objects were observed during outburst and four near minimum. The Balmer lines in emission and absorption have similar widths (approx4540 km s/sup -1/). RU Peg, SS Cyg and AB Dra show weak C II lambda4227 in emission. EM Cyg shows strong He II lambda 4686 in emission during outburst. CY Lyr and UU Aq1 have, near maximum, equivalent widths comparable with those of a B3 III star. The emission line ratios from optically thin steady state accretion disc models are lower than the observed values. The latter are approx.3 times greater than Case B recombination values. The observed He I/H I flux ratios are consistent with the predicted values by Williams and Ferguson (1982) for models with high helium abundance.

  12. Transient Classification and Novae Ejecta

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    Williams, Robert

    2016-01-01

    A third parameter, in addition to luminosity and rate of brightness decline, that is derived from the spectra of transients is suggested as a means of more accurately classifying objects in outburst. Principal component analysis of the spectra of transients is suggested as the best way to determine the third parameter. A model is suggested for novae ejecta that is based on the ballistic ejection of an ensemble of clouds having a wide range of sizes. Short term brightness fluctuations of novae, the formation of dust, and the production of X-ray emission follow naturally from such a picture of the evolving clouds.

  13. Presolar Grains from Novae: Evidence from Neon and Helium Isotopes in Comet Dust Collections

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    Pepin, Robert O; Gehrz, Robert D; Starrfield, Sumner; 10.1088/0004-637X/742/2/86

    2012-01-01

    Presolar grains in meteorites and interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) carry non-solar isotopic signatures pointing to origins in supernovae, giant stars, and possibly other stellar sources. There have been suggestions that some of these grains condensed in the ejecta of classical nova outbursts, but the evidence is ambiguous. We report neon and helium compositions in particles captured on stratospheric collectors flown to sample materials from comets 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup and 55P/Tempel-Tuttle that point to condensation of their gas carriers in the ejecta of a neon (ONe) nova. The absence of detectable 3He in these particles indicates space exposure to solar wind (SW) irradiation of a few decades at most, consistent with origins in cometary dust streams. Measured 4He/20Ne, 20Ne/22Ne, 21Ne/22Ne and 20Ne/21Ne isotope ratios, and a low upper limit on 3He/4He, are in accord with calculations of nucleosynthesis in neon nova outbursts. Of these, the uniquely low 4He/20Ne and high 20Ne/22Ne ratios are the most diagn...

  14. Near-infrared studies of the carbon monoxide and dust-forming Nova V5668 Sgr

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    Banerjee, D. P. K.; Srivastava, Mudit K.; Ashok, N. M.; Venkataraman, V.

    2016-01-01

    We present near-infrared (NIR) observations of Nova V5668 Sgr, discovered in outburst on 2015 March 15.634 UT, between 2 and 107 d after outburst. NIR spectral features are used to classify it as a Fe II class of nova. The spectra follow the evolution of the spectral lines from a P Cygni stage to a pure emission phase where the shape of the profiles suggests the presence of a bipolar flow. A notable feature is the presence of carbon monoxide first overtone bands which are seen in emission. The CO emission is modelled to make estimates of the mass, temperature and column density to be (0.5-2.0) × 10-8 M⊙, 4000 ± 300 K and (0.36-1.94) × 1019 cm-2, respectively. The 12C/13C ratio is estimated to be ˜1.5. V5668 Sgr was a strong dust producer exhibiting the classical deep dip in its optical light curve during dust formation. Analysis of the dust SED yields a dust mass of 2.7 × 10-7 M⊙, a blackbody angular diameter of the dust shell of 42 mas and a distance estimate to the nova of 1.54 kpc which agrees with estimates made from MMRD relations.

  15. Nuclear ashes and outflow in the eruptive star Nova Vul 1670

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    Kaminski, Tomasz; Tylenda, Romuald; Hajduk, Marcin; Patel, Nimesh A; Kraus, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    CK Vulpeculae was observed in outburst in 1670-16721, but no counterpart was seen until 1982, when a bipolar nebula was found at its location. Historically, CK Vul has been considered to be a nova (Nova Vul 1670), but a similarity to 'red transients', which are more luminous than classical nova and thought to be the result of stellar collisions, has re-opened the question of CK Vul's status. Red transients cool to resemble late M-type stars, surrounded by circumstellar material rich in molecules and dust. No stellar source has been seen in CK Vul, though a radio continuum source was identified at the expansion centre of the nebula. Here we report CK Vul is surrounded by chemically rich molecular gas with peculiar isotopic ratios, as well as dust. The chemical composition cannot be reconciled with a nova or indeed any other known explosion. In addition, the mass of the surrounding gas is too high for a nova, though the conversion from observations of CO to a total mass is uncertain. We conclude that CK Vul is ...

  16. Analysis of the AAVSO light curves of 21 dwarf novae

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    Measurements of all observed outbursts of 21 dwarf novae during a three-year interval (JD2442300-JD2443300), using the data records of the AAVSO, are reported. Relationships among the rise time, outburst length, decline time, quiescent interval, maximum V magnitude, and physical-system parameters (such as orbital period and masses of the component stars) were investigated. The results confirm some, but not all, of the correlations previously found for the best-studied system SS Cyg and other less consistent surveys. The long-outburst and short-outburst separation characteristic of the SU UMa class are used to identify several prime suspects for this group

  17. Serendipitous discovery of a dwarf Nova in the Kepler field near the G dwarf KIC 5438845

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    Brown, Alexander; Ayres, Thomas R. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado, 593 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0593 (United States); Neff, James E.; Wells, Mark A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 (United States); Kowalski, Adam [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Hawley, Suzanne [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Berdyugina, Svetlana [Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, D-79104 (Germany); Harper, Graham M. [School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Korhonen, Heidi [Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA), University of Turku, Väisäläntie 20, FI-21500 Piikkiö (Finland); Piskunov, Nikolai [Department of Astronomy and Space Physics, Uppsala University, Uppsala SE-751-20 (Sweden); Saar, Steven [Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Walkowicz, Lucianne, E-mail: Alexander.Brown@colorado.edu [Astrophysical Sciences Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1001 (United States)

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    The Kepler satellite provides a unique window into stellar temporal variability by observing a wide variety of stars with multi-year, near-continuous, high precision, optical photometric time series. While most Kepler targets are faint stars with poorly known physical properties, many unexpected discoveries should result from a long photometric survey of such a large area of sky. During our Kepler Guest Observer programs that monitored late-type stars for starspot and flaring variability, we discovered a previously unknown dwarf nova that lies within a few arcseconds of the mid-G dwarf star KIC 5438845. This dwarf nova underwent nine outbursts over a 4 year time span. The two largest outbursts lasted ∼17–18 days and show strong modulations with a 110.8 minute period and a declining amplitude during the outburst decay phase. These properties are characteristic of an SU UMa-type cataclysmic variable. By analogy with other dwarf nova light curves, we associate the 110.8 minute (1.847 hr) period with the superhump period, close to but slightly longer than the orbital period of the binary. No precursor outbursts are seen before the super-outbursts and the overall super-outburst morphology corresponds to Osaki and Meyer “Case B” outbursts, which are initiated when the outer edge of the disk reaches the tidal truncation radius. “Case B” outbursts are rare within the Kepler light curves of dwarf novae. The dwarf nova is undergoing relatively slow mass transfer, as evidenced by the long intervals between outbursts, but the mass transfer rate appears to be steady, because the smaller “normal” outbursts show a strong correlation between the integrated outburst energy and the elapsed time since the previous outburst. At super-outburst maximum the system was at V ∼ 18, but in quiescence it is fainter than V ∼ 22, which will make any detailed quiescent follow-up of this system difficult.

  18. Recurrent Novae - A Review

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    Mukai, Koji

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, recurrent nova eruptions are often observed very intensely in wide range of wavelengths from radio to optical to X-rays. Here I present selected highlights from recent multi-wavelength observations. The enigma of T Pyx is at the heart of this paper. While our current understanding of CV and symbiotic star evolution can explain why certain subset of recurrent novae have high accretion rate, that of T Pyx must be greatly elevated compared to the evolutionary mean. At the same time, we have extensive data to be able to estimate how the nova envelope was ejected in T Pyx, and it turns to be a rather complex tale. One suspects that envelope ejection in recurrent and classical novae in general is more complicated than the textbook descriptions. At the end of the review, I will speculate that these two may be connected.

  19. THE DUSTY NOVA V1065 CENTAURI (NOVA CEN 2007): A SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF ABUNDANCES AND DUST PROPERTIES

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    We examine the ejecta evolution of the classical nova V1065 Centauri, constructing a detailed picture of the system based on spectrophotometric observations obtained from 9 to approximately 900 days post-outburst with extensive coverage from optical to mid-infrared wavelengths. We estimate a reddening toward the system of E(B-V) = 0.5 ± 0.1, based upon the B - V color and analysis of the Balmer decrement, and derive a distance estimate of 8.7+2.8-2.1 kpc. The optical spectral evolution is classified as P ofe Nne Ao according to the CTIO Nova Classification system of Williams et al. Photoionization modeling yields absolute abundance values by number, relative to solar of He/H = 1.6 ± 0.3, N/H = 144 ± 34, O/H = 58 ± 18, and Ne/H = 316 ± 58 for the ejecta. We derive an ejected gas mass of Mg = (1.6 ± 0.2) x 10-4 Msun. The infrared excess at late epochs in the evolution of the nova arises from dust condensed in the ejecta composed primarily of silicate grains. We estimate a total dust mass, Md , of order (0.2-3.7) x 10-7 Msun, inferred from modeling the spectral energy distribution observed with the Spitzer IRS and Gemini-South GNIRS spectrometers. Based on the speed class, neon abundance, and the predominance of silicate dust, we classify V1065 Cen as an ONe-type classical nova.

  20. X-ray Emission from an Asymmetric Blast Wave and a Massive White Dwarf in the Gamma-ray Emitting Nova V407 Cyg

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    Nelson, Thomas; Mukai, Koji; Sokoloski, Jeno; Chomiuk, Laura

    2012-01-01

    Classical nova events in symbiotic stars, although rare, offer a unique opportunity to probe the interaction between ejecta and a dense environment in stellar explosions. In this work, we use X-ray data obtained with Swift and Suzaku during the recent classical nova outburst in V407 Cyg to explore such an interaction. We find evidence of both equilibrium and non-equilibrium ionization plasmas at the time of peak X-ray brightness, indicating a strong asymmetry in the density of the emitting region. Comparing a simple model to the data, we find that the X-ray evolution is broadly consistent with nova ejecta driving a forward shock into the dense wind of the Mira companion. We detect a highly absorbed soft X-ray component in the spectrum during the first 50 days of the outburst that is consistent with supersoft emission from the nuclear burning white dwarf. The high temperature and short turn off time of this emission component, in addition to the observed breaks in the optical and UV lightcurves, indicate that ...

  1. X-Ray Emission from an Asymmetric Blast Wave and a Massive White Dwarf in the Gamma Ray Emitting Nova V407 CYG

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    Nelson, Thomas; Donato, Davide; Mukai, Koji; Sokoloski, Jennifer; Chomiuk, Laura

    2012-01-01

    Classical nova events in symbiotic stars, although rare, offer a unique opportunity to probe the interaction between ejecta and a dense environment in stellar explosions. In this work, we use X-ray data obtained with Swift and Suzaku during the recent classical nova outburst in V407 Cyg to explore such an interaction. We find evidence of both equilibrium and non-equilibrium ionization plasmas at the time of peak X-ray brightness, indicating a strong asymmetry in the density of the emitting region. Comparing a simple model to the data, we find that the X-ray evolution is broadly consistent with nova ejecta driving a forward shock into the dense wind of the Mira companion. We detect a highly absorbed soft X-ray component in the spectrum during the first 50 days of the outburst that is consistent with supersoft emission from the nuclear burning white dwarf. The high temperature and short turn off time of this emission component, in addition to the observed breaks in the optical and UV lightcurves, indicate that the white dwarf in the binary is extremely massive. Finally, we explore the connections between the X-ray and GeV-ray evolution, and propose that the gamma ray turn-off is due to the stalling of the forward shock as the ejecta reach the red giant surface.

  2. Thermal radio emission from novae & symbiotics with the Square Kilometre Array

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    O’Brien, T J.; Rupen, M.; Chomiuk, L.; Ribeiro, V. A. R. M.; Bode, M.; Sokoloski, J.; Woudt, P.A.

    2014-01-01

    The thermal radio emission of novae during outburst enables us to derive fundamental quantities such as the ejected mass, kinetic energy, and density profile of the ejecta. Recent observations with newly-upgraded facilities such as the VLA and e-MERLIN are just beginning to reveal the incredibly complex processes of mass ejection in novae (ejections appear to often proceed in multiple phases and over prolonged timescales). Symbiotic stars can also exhibit outbursts, which are sometimes accomp...

  3. Nuclear Reaction Rate Uncertainties and their effects on Nova Nucleosynthesis Modeling

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    Hix, W. Raphael; Smith, Michael S.; Mezzacappa, Anthony; Starrfield, Sumner; Smith, Donald L.

    2001-01-01

    The nucleosynthesis and other observable consequences of a nova outburst depend sensitively on the details of the thermonuclear runaway which initiates the outburst. One important source of uncertainty in our current models is the nuclear reaction data used as input for the evolutionary calculations. We present preliminary results of the first analyses of the impact on nova nucleosynthesis of all reaction rate uncertainties considered simultaneously.

  4. Near Infrared studies of the carbon-monoxide and dust forming nova V5668 Sgr

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    Banerjee, D P K; Ashok, N M; Venkataraman, V

    2015-01-01

    We present near-infrared (NIR) observations of Nova V5668 Sgr, discovered in outburst on 2015 March 15.634 UT, between 2d to 107d after outburst. NIR spectral features are used to classify it as a FeII class of nova. The spectra follow the evolution of the spectral lines from a P Cygni stage to a pure emission phase where the shape of the profiles suggests the presence of a bipolar flow. A notable feature is the presence of carbon monoxide first overtone bands which are seen in emission. The CO emission is modeled to make estimates of the mass, temperature and column density to be (0.5--2.0)$\\times$ 10$^{-8}$ M$_\\odot$, 4000 $\\pm$ 300K and (0.36--1.94)$\\times$ 10$^{19}$ cm$^{-2}$ respectively. The $^{12}$C/$^{13}$C ratio is estimated to be $\\sim$ 1.5. V5668 Sgr was a strong dust producer exhibiting the classical deep dip in its optical light curve during dust formation. Analysis of the dust SED yields a dust mass of 2.7 $\\times$ 10${^{\\rm -7}}$ $M_\\odot $, a blackbody angular diameter of the dust shell of 42 ...

  5. The formation of Cataclysmic Variables: the influence of nova eruptions

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    Nelemans, G; Repetto, S; Toonen, S; Phinney, E S

    2015-01-01

    The theoretical and observed populations of pre-cataclysmic variables (pre-CVs) are dominated by systems with low-mass white dwarfs (WDs), while the WD masses in CVs are typically high. In addition, the space density of CVs is found to be significantly lower than theoretical models. We investigate the influence of nova outbursts on the formation and (initial) evolution of CVs. In particular, we calculate the stability of the mass transfer in case all the material accreted on the WD is lost in classical novae, and part of the energy to eject the material comes from a common-envelope like interaction with the companion. In addition, we study the effect of an asymmetry in the mass ejection, that may lead to small eccentricities in the orbit. We find that a common-envelope like ejection significantly decreases the stability of the mass transfer, in particular for low-mass WD. Similarly, the influence of asymmetric mass loss can be important for short-period systems and even more so for low-mass WD, but likely dis...

  6. The Early Spectrophotometric Evolution of V1186 Scorpii (Nova Scorpii 2004 #1)

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    Schwarz, G J; Evans, A; Eyres, S P; Geballe, T R; Gehrz, R D; Greenhouse, M A; Hauschildt, P H; Helton, L A; Lyke, J E; Lynch, D K; O'Brien, T J; Rudy, R J; Russell, R W; Shore, S N; Starrfield, S G; Temim, T; Truran, J W; Venturini, C C; Williams, R E; Woodward, C E; Zamanov, R

    2007-01-01

    We report optical photometry and optical through mid-infrared spectroscopy of the classical nova V1186 Sco. This slowly developing nova had an complex light curve with multiple secondary peaks similar to those seen in PW Vul. The time to decline 2 magnitudes, t$_2$, was 20 days but the erratic nature of the light curve makes determination of intrinsic properties based on the decline time (e.g., luminosity) problematic, and the often cited MMRD relationship of Della Valle and Livio (1995) fails to yield a plausible distance. Spectra covering 0.35 to 35 $\\mu$m were obtained in two separate epochs during the first year of outburst. The first set of spectra, taken about 2 months after visible maximum, are typical of a CO-type nova with narrow line emission from \\ion{H}{1}, \\ion{Fe}{2}, \\ion{O}{1} and \\ion{He}{1}. Later data, obtained between 260 and 380 days after maximum, reveal an emerging nebular spectrum. \\textit{Spitzer} spectra show weakening hydrogen recombination emission with the emergence of [\\ion{Ne}{2...

  7. Disc structure and variability in dwarf novae

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    Harlaftis, Emilios Theofanus

    An introduction is given to dwarf novae reviewing the current research status in the field. We present IUE observations of Z Cha which support the mass transfer instability as the cause of the superoutbursts observed in SU UMa type dwarf novae. Comparison between the superoutburst and a normal outburst of Z Cha shows that the disc is flatter and has significantly less azimuthal structure than during superoutburst. Z Cha exhibits a soft x-ray deficit during superoutburst compared to OY Car. We find that the secondary star of Z Cha contributes approximately 30 percent of the infrared flux at peak of outburst. The second part of the thesis presents results from the 1988 International Time Project at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos. Investigation of the behavior of SU UMa and YZ Cnc is carried out through the outburst cycle. The secular changes of the equivalent widths of both systems shows an increasing trend even during quiescence and are caused by the continuum decrease. Both systems show a low-velocity emission component which contaminates the wings of the H(alpha) profile. In addition to doppler broadening, the Stark effect is found to cause significant broadening to the line profile. The radial dependence of the emission lines is discussed in relation to other cataclysmic variables. H(alpha) emission from the secondary star of YZ Cnc is found during superoutburst, during outburst and during quiescence after outburst. Photometry during late decline of outburst shows a sinusoidal, weak variation peaking at 0.5 orbital phase and which is related to heating of the red star or to a transient disc event. During quiescence, the flickering is found to be caused by the bright spot. This modulation increases with time and is maximum before the outburst. Doppler tomography of IP Peg during quiescence reveals an emission line distribution not consistent to the standard model. We find Balmer emission from the secondary star, at a level of only 2.5 percent of the

  8. Delays in dwarf novae I: The case of SS Cygni

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    Schreiber, M; Lasota, J P; Schreiber, Matthias R.; Hameury, Jean-Marie; Lasota, Jean-Pierre

    2003-01-01

    Using the disc instability model and a simple but physically reasonable model for the X-ray, extreme UV, UV and optical emission of dwarf novae we investigate the time lags observed between the rise to outburst at different wavelengths. We find that for ``normal'', i.e. fast-rise outbursts, there is good agreement between the model and observations provided that the disc is truncated at a few white dwarf radii in quiescence, and that the viscosity parameter alpha is ~0.02 in quiescence and ~0.1 in outburst. In particular, the increased X-ray flux between the optical and EUV rise and at the end of an outburst, is a natural outcome of the model. We cannot explain, however, the EUV delay observed in anomalous outbursts because the disc instability model in its standard alpha-prescription form is unable to produce such outbursts. We also find that the UV delay is, contrary to common belief, slightly longer for inside-out than for outside-in outbursts, and that it is not a good indicator of the outburst type.

  9. Morpho-Kinematical Modelling of Nova Eridani 2009 (KT Eri)

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    Ribeiro, V A R M; Darnley, M J; Barnsley, R M; Munari, U; Harman, D J

    2013-01-01

    Modelling the morphology of a nova outburst provides valuable information on the shaping mechanism in operation at early stages following the outburst. We performed morpho-kinematical studies, using {\\sc shape}, of the evolution of the H\\alpha\\ line profile following the outburst of the nova KT Eridani. We applied a series of geometries in order to determine the morphology of the system. The best fit morphology was that of a dumbbell structure with a ratio between the major to minor axis of 4:1, with an inclination angle of 58$^{+6}_{-7}$ degrees and a maximum expansion velocity of 2800$\\pm$200 km/s. Although, we found that it is possible to define the overall structure of the system, the radial density profile of the ejecta is much more difficult to disentangle. Furthermore, morphology implied here may also be consistent with the presence of an evolved secondary as suggested by various authors.

  10. Nova-induced mass transfer variations

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    Kolb, U; Schenker, K; Howell, S; Kolb, Ulrich; Rappaport, Saul; Schenker, Klaus; Howell, Steve

    2001-01-01

    We investigate variations of the mass transfer rate in cataclysmic variables (CVs) that are induced by nova outbursts. The ejection of nova shells leads to a spread of transfer rates in systems with similar orbital period. The effect is maximal if the specific angular momentum in the shell is the same as the specific orbital angular momentum of the white dwarf. We show analytically that in this case the nova-induced widening of the mass transfer rate distribution can be significant if the system, in the absence of nova outbursts, is close to mass transfer instability (i.e., within a factor of ~1.5 of the critical mass ratio). Hence the effect is negligible below the period gap and for systems with high-mass white dwarfs. At orbital periods between about 3 and 6 hrs the width of the mass transfer rate distribution exceeds an order of magnitude if the mass accreted on the white dwarf prior to the runaway is larger than a few 10^{-4} M_sun. At a given orbital period in this range, systems with the highest transf...

  11. Eclipsing SU UMa-Type Dwarf Nova 1RXS J003828.7+250920 During thE "Period Gap". I. Multiperiodicity and Color Features in 2011-2012

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    Pavlenko, E. P.; Sosnovskij, A. A.; Katysheva, N. A.; Kato, T.; Littlefield, K.

    2016-09-01

    Results are reported from multicolor photometric observations of the SU UMa-type dwarf nova 1RXS J003828.7+250920 in 2011, roughly a year after the super-outburst of 2010, and in 2012, when the object was in a quiescent state and underwent an outburst. Partial eclipses were observed in the system with depths of about 0m.6 in all color bands, both in the quiescent state and during the outburst. The orbital period of the system, 0.09451001(4) days, was determined for the first time and identifies the object as a dwarf nova in the "gap" in the orbital-period distribution of the cataclysmic variables. The ephemerides for the middle of the eclipse are determined. The average light curve profile resembles the "classical" light curve of U Gem. The orbital periodicity in the brightness variations of 1RXS J003828.7+250920 coexists with another signal with a period of 0.092 days, which we interpret as a period of negative superhumps. The color temperatures derived from the color indices may indicate multicomponent emission from 1RXS J003828.7+250920 by sources which appear to be hot and cold parts of the accretion disk and a hot spot on the accretion disk.

  12. Novae news

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    As announced in the previous Bulletin, Novae has opened a new snack bar on the Flagstaff car park, just a few metres from CERN's reception area (Building 33).   Just a few metres from the CERN Reception, the new Novae snack point welcomes visitors and CERNois. Opening hours Currently: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. From September: Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The snack bar selection includes breakfast, starting at 2.70 CHF, cold dishes from 5 CHF, and hot dishes from 6 CHF.   Novae has also installed a 24-hour-a-day food vending machine in the CERN hostel (Building 39) and in Building 13. You can buy pasta and cooked dishes for 6.50 CHF to 8 CHF. In addition, a groceries vending machine has been installed in the main building, just across from the news kiosk. Nearly 60 different items are available around the clock. Finally, Novae has introduced a new payment system in several buildings on the Meyrin site. It accepts credit ca...

  13. GW Librae: Still Hot Eight Years Post-Outburst

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    Szkody, Paula; Gaensicke, Boris T; Chote, Paul; Nelson, Peter; Myers, Gordon; Toloza, Odette; Waagen, Elizabeth O; Sion, Edward M; Sullivan, Denis J; Townsley, Dean M

    2016-01-01

    We report continued Hubble Space Telescope (HST) ultraviolet spectra and ground-based optical photometry and spectroscopy of GW Librae eight years after its largest known dwarf nova outburst in 2007. This represents the longest cooling timescale measured for any dwarf nova. The spectra reveal that the white dwarf still remains about 3000 K hotter than its quiescent value. Both ultraviolet and optical light curves show a short period of 364-373 s, similar to one of the non-radial pulsation periods present for years prior to the outburst, and with a similar large UV/optical amplitude ratio. A large modulation at a period of 2 h (also similar to that observed prior to outburst) is present in the optical data preceding and during the HST observations, but the satellite observation intervals did not cover the peaks of the optical modulation so it is not possible to determine its corresponding UV amplitude. The similarity of the short and long periods to quiescent values implies the pulsating, fast spinning white d...

  14. An energetic stellar outburst accompanied by circumstellar light echoes

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    Bond, H E; Levay, Z G; Panagia, N; Sparks, W B; Starrfield, S; Wagner, R M; Corradi, R L M; Munari, U; Bond, Howard E.; Henden, Arne; Levay, Zoltan G.; Panagia, Nino; Sparks, William B.; Starrfield, Sumner

    2003-01-01

    Some classes of stars, including supernovae and novae, undergo explosive outbursts that eject stellar material into space. In 2002, the previously unknown variable star V838 Monocerotis brightened suddenly by a factor of about 10^4. Unlike a supernova or nova, V838 Mon did not explosively eject its outer layers; rather, it simply expanded to become a cool supergiant with a moderate-velocity stellar wind. Superluminal light echoes were discovered as light from the outburst propagated into surrounding, pre-existing circumstellar dust. Here we report high-resolution imaging and polarimetry of the light echoes, which allow us to set direct geometric distance limits to the object. At a distance of >6 kpc, V838 Mon at its maximum brightness was temporarily the brightest star in the Milky Way. The presence of the circumstellar dust implies that previous eruptions have occurred, and spectra show it to be a binary system. When combined with the high luminosity and unusual outburst behavior, these characteristics indic...

  15. Infrared outburst in Arp 299

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    Mattila, Seppo; Meikle, Peter; Kotak, Rubina; Perez-Torres, Miguel; Romero-Canizales, Cristina; Alberdi, Antxon

    2011-05-01

    Arp 299 is one of the nearest examples of a luminous infrared galaxy. We discovered a strong outburst in Arp 299 which is apparent at infrared (IR) wavelengths but not in the optical indicating emission from warm dust and a high extinction. This source could originate from an IR 'dust echo' resulting either from a highly obscured outburst in an active galactic nucleus or an energetic supernova. To continue our study of the origin of this outburst we propose short IRAC observations.

  16. Modelling nova populations in galaxies

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    Chen, Hai-Liang; Yungelson, L R; Gilfanov, M; Han, Zhanwen

    2016-01-01

    Theoretical modelling of the evolution of classical and recurrent novae plays an important role in studies of binary evolution, nucleosynthesis and accretion physics. However, from a theoretical perspective the observed statistical properties of novae remain poorly understood. In this paper, we have produced model populations of novae using a hybrid binary population synthesis approach for differing star formation histories (SFHs): a starburst case (elliptical-like galaxies), a constant star formation rate case (spiral-like galaxies) and a composite case (in line with the inferred SFH for M31). We found that the nova rate at 10\\;Gyr in an elliptical-like galaxy is $\\sim 10-20$ times smaller than a spiral-like galaxy with the same mass. The majority of novae in elliptical-like galaxies at the present epoch are characterized by low mass white dwarfs (WDs), long decay times, relatively faint absolute magnitudes and long recurrence periods. In contrast, the majority of novae in spiral-like galaxies at 10\\;Gyr hav...

  17. Early Spectroscopy of the 2010 Outburst of U Scorpii

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    Yamanaka, Masayuki; Kawabata, Koji S; Fujii, Mitsugu; Tanabe, Kenji; Imamura, Kazuyoshi; Komatsu, Tomoyuki; Arai, Akira; Sasada, Mahito; Itoh, Ryosuke; Harao, Tatsuya; Kunitomi, Nanae; Nagae, Osamu; Nose, Mikiha; Ohsugi, Takashi; Okushima, Takako; Sakimoto, Kiyoshi; Yoshida, Michitoshi

    2010-01-01

    We present early spectroscopy of the recurrent nova U~Sco during the outburst in 2010. We successfully obtained time-series spectra at $t_{\\rm d}=$0.37--0.44~d, where $t_{\\rm d}$ denotes the time from the discovery of the present outburst. This is the first time-resolved spectroscopy on the first night of U Sco outbursts. At $t_{\\rm d}\\sim 0.4$~d the H$\\alpha$ line consists of a blue-shifted ($-5000$ km s$^{-1}$) narrow absorption component and a wide emission component having triple peaks, a blue ($\\sim -3000$ km s$^{-1}$), a central ($\\sim 0$ km s$^{-1}$) and a red ($\\sim +3000$ km s$^{-1}$) ones. The blue and red peaks developed more rapidly than the central one during the first night. This rapid variation would be caused by the growth of aspherical wind produced during the earliest stage of the outburst. At $t_{\\rm d}=1.4$~d the H$\\alpha$ line has a nearly flat-topped profile with weak blue and red peaks at $\\sim \\pm 3000$ km s$^{-1}$. This profile can be attributed to a nearly spherical shell, while the ...

  18. Intense soft x-rays from RS Ophiuchi during the 1985 outburst

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    Mason, K.O.; Cordova, F.A.; Bode, M.F.; Barr, P.

    1985-01-01

    Intense soft x-ray emission with a characteristic temperature of a few million degrees has been detected from the recurrent nova RS Oph approximately two months after its January 1985 optical outburst. This is the first detection of x-rays from such a system at outburst. The x-radiation is interpreted as emission from circumstellar gas that is shock heated by the passage of the blast wave from the nova explosion. The rapid decline of the x-ray flux between about 60 and 90 days after the outburst probably occurs because the blast wave has reached the edge of the volume filled, between outbursts, by the stellar wind of the red giant component of the binary system. Residual x-ray emission detected from RS Oph 250 days after the outburst is interpreted as coming from the surface of a white dwarf, at a temperature of approx.300,000K, where thermonuclear burning is persisting. 7 refs., 3 figs.

  19. The soft X-ray turnoff of Nova Muscae 1983

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    Shanley, L.; Ogelman, H.; Gallagher, J. S.; Orio, M.; Krautter, J.

    1995-01-01

    Nova GQ Muscae 1983 was detected by ROSAT as a luminous 'supersoft' X-ray source in 1992, nearly a decade after outburst. Further, this is the only classical postnova known to have maintained constant luminosity on a timescale predicted by theoretical models. Follow-up observations were made with the ROSAT position-sensitive proportional counter in 1993 January and September, and complemented with B-band photometry taken in 1993 January. By 1993 January, the X-ray count rate had declined by a factor of 17, while there was neither an appreciable decrease in the optical magnitude nor a change in the amplitude of modulation. In 1993 September the soft X-ray flux was below the ROSAT threshold limit, implying a decrease of a factor greater than or equal to 30 in the count rate. This decline can be interpreted by the turnoff of nuclear processes due to the complete consumption of the residual hydrogen-rich envelope. However, the optical luminosity of the system is not simply coupled to the X-ray luminosity (e.g., through reprocessing).

  20. High spectral resolution monitoring of Nova V339 Delphini with TIGRE

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    De Gennaro Aquino, I.; Schröder, K.-P.; Mittag, M.; Wolter, U.; Jack, D.; Eenens, P.; González-Pérez, J. N.; Hempelmann, A.; Schmitt, J. H. M. M.; Hauschildt, P. H.; Rauw, G.

    2015-09-01

    Aims: We investigate the early development of the classical nova V339 Del (Nova Delphini 2013) through high-resolution optical spectroscopy. To study the structure of the ejecta, we focus on the evolution of the absorption and emission features and the changes within the line profiles. Methods: We obtained spectra with the robotic 1.2 m telescope TIGRE equipped with the HEROS spectrograph (R = 20 000, wavelength coverage from 3800 to 8800 Å). Our data set covers the outburst from 3 until 121 days after discovery. Results: We provide a qualitative analysis of the spectra, describing the line profiles evolution and providing a rich list of identified lines. During the optically thick phase, we detected several blue-shifted absorption features from s-processed elements, whose origin is unclear. The presence of strong lines from C/O and the absence of Neon features confirm that the nature of the central white dwarf is a CO type. The later "nebular" phase spectra show evidence of the non-spherical, inhomogeneous structure of the ejecta. The detailed evolution of the line profiles and appearance of high ionization species (e.g. N III, O III, He II, [Fe VII]) are direct consequences of the re-ionization of the ejecta during the peak of the soft X-ray emission.

  1. Spectroscopic view on the outburst activity of the symbiotic binary AG Draconis

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    Leedjärv, Laurits; Hric, Ladislav; Merc, Jaroslav; Burmeister, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Variations of the emission lines in the spectrum of the yellow symbiotic star AG Dra have been studied for over 14 years (1997 - 2011), using more than 500 spectra obtained on the 1.5-metre telescope at Tartu Observatory, Estonia. The time interval covered includes the major (cool) outburst of AG Dra that started in 2006. Main findings can be summarized as follows: (i) cool and hot outbursts of AG Dra can be distinguished from the variations of optical emission lines; (ii) the Raman scattered emission line of O VI at $\\lambda\\,6825$ almost disappeared during the cool outburst; (iii) lower excitation emission lines did not change significantly during the cool outburst, but they vary in hot outbursts and also follow orbital motion; (iv) similarity of variations in AG Dra to those in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And allows to suggest that a "combination nova" model proposed for the latter object might also be responsible for the outburst behaviour of AG Dra.

  2. A remarkable recurrent nova in M31 - The optical observations

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    Darnley, M J; Bode, M F; Henze, M; Ness, J -U; Shafter, A W; Hornoch, K; Votruba, V

    2014-01-01

    Context. In late November 2013 a fourth outburst in five years of the M31 recurrent nova M31N 2008-12a was announced. Aims. In this Letter we address the optical lightcurve and progenitor system of M31N 2008-12a. Methods. Optical imaging data of the 2013 outburst from the Liverpool Telescope, La Palma, and Danish 1.54m Telescope, La Silla, and archival Hubble Space Telescope near-IR, optical and near-UV data are astrometrically and photometrically analysed. Results. Photometry of the 2013 outburst, combined with the previous three, enabled construction of a template lightcurve of a very fast nova (t2 (V) ~4 days). The archival data allowed recovery of the progenitor system in optical and near-UV data, indicating a red-giant secondary with bright accretion disk, or alternatively a system with a sub-giant secondary but dominated by a disk. Conclusions. The outbursts of M31N 2008-12a, plus a number of historic X-ray detections, indicate a unique system with a recurrence timescale of ~1 year. This implies the pre...

  3. The Unusually Luminous Extragalactic Nova SN 2010U

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    Czekala, Ian; Chornock, R; Pastorello, A; Marion, G H; Margutti, R; Botticella, M T; Challis, P; Ergon, M; Smartt, S; Sollerman, J; Vinkó, J; Wheeler, J C

    2012-01-01

    We present observations of the unusual optical transient SN 2010U, including spectra taken 1.03 days to 15.3 days after maximum light that identify it as a fast and luminous Fe II type nova. Our multi-band light curve traces the fast decline (t_2 = 3.5 days) from maximum light (M_V = -10.2 mag), placing SN 2010U in the top 0.5% of the most luminous novae ever observed. We find typical ejecta velocities of approximately 1100 km/s and that SN 2010U shares many spectral and photometric characteristics with two other fast and luminous Fe II type novae, including Nova LMC 1991 and M31N-2007-11d. For the extreme luminosity of this nova, the maximum magnitude vs. rate of decline relationship indicates a massive white dwarf progenitor with a low pre-outburst accretion rate. However, this prediction is in conflict with emerging theories of nova populations, which predict that luminous novae from massive white dwarfs should preferentially exhibit an alternate spectral type (He/N) near maximum light.

  4. Novae in gamma-rays

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    Hernanz, M

    2013-01-01

    Classical novae produce radioactive nuclei which are emitters of gamma-rays in the MeV range. Some examples are the lines at 478 and 1275 keV (from 7Be and 22Na) and the positron-electron annihilation emission (511 keV line and a continuum below this energy, with a cut-off at 20-30 keV). The analysis of gamma-ray spectra and light curves is a potential unique and powerful tool both to trace the corresponding isotopes and to give insights on the properties of the expanding envelope determining its transparency. Another possible origin of gamma-rays is the acceleration of particles up to very high energies, so that either neutral pions or inverse Compton processes produce gamma-rays of energies larger than 100 MeV. MeV photons during nova explosions have not been detected yet, although several attempts have been made in the last decades; on the other hand, GeV photons from novae have been detected in some particular novae, in symbiotic binaries, where the companion is a red giant with a wind, instead of a main ...

  5. The progenitor of Nova Cygni 2006 (=V2362 Cyg)

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    Steeghs, D.; Greimel, R.; Drew, J.; Irwin, M.; Gaensicke, B.; Groot, P.J.; Knigge, C.

    2006-01-01

    We report on the detection of the likely progenitor to Nova Cygni 2006 = V2362 Cyg (IAUC #8697, #8698, ATel #792) using images from the INT Photometric H-Alpha Survey (IPHAS; http://www.iphas.org). The field containing the classical nova was observed as part of our galactic plane survey on Aug. 3rd

  6. CNO "Breakout" and Nucleosynthesis in Classical Novae

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    Glasner, S. Ami; Truran, Jame. W.

    2008-01-01

    For very slow white dwarf accretors in CV's Townsley and Bildsten (2004) found a relation between the accretion rate and the central temperature of the white dwarf Tc. According to this relation for accretion rates less than 10^-10 solar masses per year Tc is much lower than 10^7 K. Motivated by this study we follow the thermonuclear runaway on massive white dwarfs (M_WD=1.25 - 1.40 solar masses) with Tc lower than 10^7 K, accreting matter of solar composition. We demonstrate that in that ran...

  7. CNO "Breakout" and Nucleosynthesis in Classical Novae

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    Glasner, S Ami

    2008-01-01

    For very slow white dwarf accretors in CV's Townsley and Bildsten (2004) found a relation between the accretion rate and the central temperature of the white dwarf Tc. According to this relation for accretion rates less than 10^-10 solar masses per year Tc is much lower than 10^7 K. Motivated by this study we follow the thermonuclear runaway on massive white dwarfs (M_WD=1.25 - 1.40 solar masses) with Tc lower than 10^7 K, accreting matter of solar composition. We demonstrate that in that range of the relevant parameter space (Tc,M_WD and accretion rate) the slope of the relation between the peak temperatures achieved during the runaway and Tc becomes much steeper than its value for Tc above 10^7 K. The peak temperatures we derive can lead to nuclear breakout from the conventional "hot carbon-nitrogen-oxygen" cycle. When breakout conditions are achieved the heavy element abundances can show a much wider variety than what is possible with the common enrichment mechanisms.

  8. Synthesis of radioactive nuclei and $\\gamma$-line radiation from novae

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    Kudryashov, A D; Tutukov, A V

    1999-01-01

    We carried out kinetic calculations of thermonuclear burning in the hydrogen-rich matter to simulate nucleosynthesis yields in nova outbursts. These results are used to calculate the light curves of annihilation gamma-ray line from N, O and F radioactive isotopes.

  9. SW Sex stars, old novae, and the evolution of cataclysmic variables

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    Schmidtobreick, Linda

    2014-01-01

    The population of cataclysmic variables with orbital periods right above the period gap are dominated by systems with extremely high mass transfer rates, the so-called SW Sextantis stars. On the other hand, some old novae in this period range which are expected to show high mass transfer rate instead show photometric and/or spectroscopic resemblance to low mass transfer systems like dwarf novae. We discuss them as candidates for so-called hibernating systems, CVs that changed their mass transfer behaviour due to a previously experienced nova outburst. This paper is designed to provide input for further research and discussion as the results as such are still very preliminary.

  10. The evolution of Rapid Burster outbursts

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    Guerriero, R; Fox, DW; Kommers, J; Lewin, WHG; Rutledge, R; Moore, CB; Morgan, E; Van Paradijs, J; Van der Klis, M; Bildsten, L; Dotani, T

    1999-01-01

    We describe the evolutionary progression of an outburst of the Rapid Burster. Four outbursts have been observed with the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer between 1996 February and 1998 May, and our observations are consistent with a standard evolution over the course of each. An outburst can be divided i

  11. NOVA 201 ultrasonic thickness gage (NOVA Gage)

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    Garecht, Diane

    1990-01-01

    The measurement integrity of the NOVA 201 digital ultrasonic thickness gage (NOVA gage) was demonstrated by comparing the NOVA gage measurements to the thickness gage measurements, and determining the bias and uncertainty of the NOVA gage when measuring redesigned solid rocket motor (RSRM) hardware per engineering test plans (ETP). The NOVA gage was tested by three different operators on steel and aluminum RSRM hardware for wall thickness. The results show that the measurement bias is not consistent. The uncertainty of the bias is caused by the heterogeneous material properties of the RSRM components that influence the time of flight of ultrasonic waves. The measurement uncertainty inherent to the design and operation of the NOVA gage is less in comparison to the uncertainty of the bias. The total measurement uncertainty cannot be substantially reduced by taking more than one measurement. There is no correlation between bias and the surface finish range of this test unless 3-in-One oil is used as a couplant, in which case there appears to be a slight trend. There is no correlation between uncertainty and the surface finish range. The measurement uncertainty of the NOVA gage can be reduced using 3-in-One oil as a couplant.

  12. Magnetar outbursts: an observational review

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    Rea, Nanda

    2011-01-01

    Transient outbursts from magnetars have shown to be a key property of their emission, and one of the main way to discover new sources of this class. From the discovery of the first transient event around 2003, we now count about a dozen of outbursts, which increased the number of these strongly magnetic neutron stars by a third in six years. Magnetar outbursts might involve their multi-band emission resulting in an increased activity from radio to hard X-ray, usually with a soft X-ray flux increasing by a factor of 10-1000 with respect to the quiescent level. A connected X-ray spectral evolution is also often observed, with a spectral softening during the outburst decay. The flux decay times vary a lot from source to source, ranging from a few weeks to several years, as also the decay law which can be exponential-like, a power-law or even multiple power-laws can be required to model the flux decrease. We review here on the latest observational results on the multi-band emission of magnetars, and summarize one...

  13. Dwarf nova-type cataclysmic variable stars are significant radio emitters

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    Coppejans, Deanne L; Miller-Jones, James C A; Rupen, Michael P; Sivakoff, Gregory R; Knigge, Christian; Groot, Paul J; Woudt, Patrick A; Waagen, Elizabeth O; Templeton, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    We present 8--12\\,GHz radio light curves of five dwarf nova (DN) type Cataclysmic Variable stars (CVs) in outburst (RX And, U Gem and Z Cam), or superoutburst (SU UMa and YZ Cnc), increasing the number of radio-detected DN by a factor of two. The observed radio emission was variable on time-scales of minutes to days, and we argue that it is likely to be synchrotron emission. This sample shows no correlation between the radio luminosity and optical luminosity, orbital period, CV class, or outburst type; however higher-cadence observations are necessary to test this, as the measured luminosity is dependent on the timing of the observations in these variable objects. The observations show that the previously detected radio emission from SS Cyg is not unique in type, luminosity (in the plateau phase of the outburst), or variability time-scales. Our results prove that DN, as a class, are radio emitters in outburst.

  14. Inner Disk Structure of Dwarf Novae in the Light of X-ray Observations

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    Balman, S

    2014-01-01

    Diversity of the X-ray observations of dwarf nova are still not fully understood. I review the X-ray spectral characteristics of dwarf novae during the quiescence in general explained by cooling flow models and the outburst spectra that show hard X-ray emission dominantly with few sources that reveal soft X-ray/EUV blackbody emission. The nature of aperiodic time variability of brightness of dwarf novae shows band limited noise, which can be adequately described in the framework of the model of propagating fluctuations. The frequency of the break (1-6 mHz) indicates inner disk truncation of the optically thick disk with a range of radii (3.0-10.0)$\\times$10$^{9}$ cm. The RXTE and optical (RTT150) data of SS Cyg in outburst and quiescence reveal that the inner disk radius moves towards the white dwarf and receeds as the outburst declines to quiescence. A preliminary analysis of SU UMa indicates a similar behaviour. In addition, I find that the outburst spectra of WZ Sge shows two component spectrum of only har...

  15. Recovery of old novae

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    L. Schmidtobreick

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante un proyecto a largo plazo dedicado a la investigaci on de novas cl asicas con explosiones de grandes amplitudes hemos llevado a cabo fotometr a a m ultiples longitudes de onda y espectroscop a optica de varios candidatos de novas viejas. Introducimos aqu el objetivo del proyecto, la b usqueda de novas con baja trans- ferencia de masa y per odos orbitales cortos, y explicamos el m etodo para recuperar estas novas viejas a trav es de sus caracter sticas de color. Finalmente nos concentramos en los primeros resultados para una selecci on de objetos de nuestra muestra.

  16. KVN Monitoring Obsevations toward the Recent Outburst Symbiotic Star V407 Cygni

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    Cho, Se-Hyung; Yun, Youngjoo

    2015-01-01

    Simultaneous time monitoring observations of H$_{2}$O and SiO maser lines were performed toward the D-type symbiotic binary system V407 Cyg with the Korean VLBI Network single dish radio telescope. These monitoring observations were carried out from March 2, 2010 (optical phase $\\phi$ = 0.0), 8 days before the nova outburst on March 10, 2010 to June 5, 2014 ($\\phi$ = 2.13). Eight days before the nova outburst, we detected the SiO $v$ = 1, 2, $J$ = 1--0 maser lines which exhibited values of 0.51 K ($\\sim$ 6.70 Jy) and 0.71 K ($\\sim$ 9.30 Jy), respectively, while after the outburst we could not detect them on April 2 ($\\phi$ = 0.04), May 5 ($\\phi$ = 0.09), May 8 ($\\phi$ = 0.09), or on June 5, 2010 ($\\phi$ = 0.13) within the upper limits of our KVN observations. After restarting our monitoring observations, we detected SiO $v$ = 2, $J$ = 1--0 masers starting on October 20, 2011 ($\\phi$ = 0.83) and detected SiO $v$ = 1, $J$ = 1--0 masers starting on December 22, 2011 ($\\phi$ = 0.92). These results provide clear e...

  17. Radio Mode Outbursts in Giant Elliptical Galaxies

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    Nulsen, Paul; Forman, William; Churazov, Eugene; McNamara, Brian; David, Laurence; Murray, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    Outbursts from active galactic nuclei (AGN) affect the hot atmospheres of isolated giant elliptical galaxies (gE's), as well as those in groups and clusters of galaxies. Chandra observations of a sample of nearby gE's show that the average power of AGN outbursts is sufficient to stop their hot atmospheres from cooling and forming stars, consistent with radio mode feedback models. The outbursts are intermittent, with duty cycles that increases with size.

  18. V899 MON: AN OUTBURSTING PROTOSTAR WITH A PECULIAR LIGHT CURVE, AND ITS TRANSITION PHASES

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    Ninan, J. P.; Ojha, D. K.; Baug, T. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Bhatt, B. C.; Anupama, G. C. [Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Korama ngala, Bangalore 560 034 (India); Mohan, V. [Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune 411 007 (India); Ghosh, S. K. [National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune 411 007 (India); Men’shchikov, A. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot, IRFU/SAp, CEA Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Tamura, M. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Henning, Th., E-mail: ninan@tifr.res.in [Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2015-12-10

    We present a detailed study of V899 Mon (a new member in the FUors/EXors family of young low-mass stars undergoing outburst), based on our long-term monitoring of the source starting from 2009 November to 2015 April. Our optical and near-infrared photometric and spectroscopic monitoring recorded the source transitioning from its first outburst to a short-duration quiescence phase (<1 yr), and then returning to a second outburst. We report here the evolution of the outflows from the inner region of the disk as the accretion rate evolved in various epochs. Our high-resolution (R ∼ 37,000) optical spectrum could resolve interesting clumpy structures in the outflow traced by various lines. Change in far-infrared flux was also detected between two outburst epochs. Based on our observations, we constrained various stellar and envelope parameters of V899 Mon, as well as the kinematics of its accretion and outflow. The photometric and spectroscopic properties of this source fall between classical FUors and EXors. Our investigation of V899 Mon hints at instability associated with magnetospheric accretion being the physical cause of the sudden short-duration pause of the outburst in 2011. It is also a good candidate to explain similar short-duration pauses in outbursts of some other FUors/EXors sources.

  19. GK Per 2015 dwarf nova covered by Suzaku

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    Yuasa, Takayuki; Ishida, Manabu

    2016-01-01

    The intermediate polar GK Per exhibited a dwarf nova outburst in March-April 2015. Suzaku X-ray telescope serendipitously captured the onset of the outburst during its pre-scheduled pointing observation spanning four days. In this paper, we present temporal and spectral analysis results of this outburst, together with those from archival data of quiescent obtained in 2009 and 2014. Our temporal analysis confirmed previously reported spin modulation of X-ray count rates in outburst with a WD spin period of P_WD=351.4+/-0.5 s. The modulation is also detected in the hard X-ray band (16-60 keV), and spectral modeling of the absorption suggests obscuration by a dense absorption with a line-of-sight column density of N_H>10^23 cm^-2. A complex time evolution of spin modulation profiles is seen; the spin minimum phase shifts from phase ~0.25 in the first half of the observation to ~0.65 in the second one, and the pulse shape significantly changes epoch by epoch. Spectral fitting in the Fe Kalpha band revealed an inc...

  20. Massive NLTE models for X-ray novae with PHOENIX

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    van Rossum, Daniel R

    2012-01-01

    X-ray grating spectra provide the confirmation of continued mass loss from novae in the super-soft source (SSS) phase of the outburst. In this work expanding nova atmosphere models are developed and used to study the effect of mass loss on the SSS spectra. The very high temperatures combined with high expansion velocities and large radial extension make nova in the SSS phase very interesting but also difficult objects to model. The radiation transport code PHOENIX was applied to SSS novae before, but careful analysis of the old results has revealed a number of problems which lead to new methods and improvements to the code: 1) an improved NLTE module (a new opacity formalism, rate matrix solver, global iteration scheme, and temperature correction method); 2) a new hybrid hydrostatic-dynamic nova atmosphere setup; 3) the models are treated in pure NLTE (no LTE approximation for any opacity). With the new framework a modest amount of models (limited by computation time) are calculated. These show: 1) systematic...

  1. The Expanding Fireball of Nova Delphini 2013

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    Schaefer, G H; Gies, D R; Farrington, C D; Kloppenborg, B; Chesneau, O; Monnier, J D; Ridgway, S T; Scott, N; Tallon-Bosc, I; McAlister, H A; Boyajian, T; Maestro, V; Mourard, D; Meilland, A; Nardetto, N; Stee, P; Sturmann, J; Vargas, N; Baron, F; Ireland, M; Baines, E K; Che, X; Jones, J; Richardson, N D; Roettenbacher, R M; Sturmann, L; Turner, N H; Tuthill, P; van Belle, G; von Braun, K; Zavala, R T; Banerjee, D P K; Ashok, N M; Joshi, V; Becker, J; Muirhead, P S

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    A classical nova occurs when material accreting onto the surface of a white dwarf in a close binary system ignites in a thermonuclear runaway. Complex structures observed in the ejecta at late stages could result from interactions with the companion during the common envelope phase. Alternatively, the explosion could be intrinsically bipolar, resulting from a localized ignition on the surface of the white dwarf or as a consequence of rotational distortion. Studying the structure of novae during the earliest phases is challenging because of the high spatial resolution needed to measure their small sizes. Here we report near-infrared interferometric measurements of the angular size of Nova Delphini 2013, starting from one day after the explosion and continuing with extensive time coverage during the first 43 days. Changes in the apparent expansion rate can be explained by an explosion model consisting of an optically thick core surrounded by a diffuse envelope. The optical depth of the ejected material changes ...

  2. The Investigation of Nova-like Variable MV Lyr during the 1999–2001 Years

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    N. A. Katysheva; S. Yu. Shugarov; E. P. Pavlenko; P. V. Abolmasov

    2002-03-01

    A peculiar nova-like MV Lyr was investigated. The CCD-observations ofMVLyr were continued in Crimea during the outbursts and quiescent states. Last year its behavior became non-typical for ``anti-dwarf novae”. The length of its first deep minimum was 10 years. A modern state is characterized by very strong outbursts and very often changes of the stages. The periods 0.d128 and 0.d136 were obtained for 1998 and 1999 years accordingly. Possibly, a relation between the photometric period and the brightness exists.

  3. OPTICAL AND X-RAY OBSERVATIONS OF M31N 2007-12b: AN EXTRAGALACTIC RECURRENT NOVA WITH A DETECTED PROGENITOR?

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    We report combined optical and X-ray observations of nova M31N 2007-12b. Optical spectroscopy obtained 5 days after the 2007 December outburst shows evidence of very high ejection velocities (FWHM Hα ≅ 4500 km s-1). In addition, Swift X-ray data show that M31N 2007-12b is associated with a Super-Soft Source (SSS) which appeared between 21 and 35 days post-outburst and turned off between then and day 169. Our analysis implies that M WD ∼> 1.3 M sun in this system. The optical light curve, spectrum, and X-ray behavior are consistent with those of a recurrent nova. Hubble Space Telescope observations of the pre-outburst location of M31N 2007-12b reveal the presence of a coincident stellar source with magnitude and color very similar to the Galactic recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi at quiescence, where the red giant secondary dominates the emission. We believe that this is the first occasion on which a nova progenitor system has been identified in M31. However, the greatest similarities of outburst optical spectrum and SSS behavior are with the supposed Galactic recurrent nova V2491 Cygni. A previously implied association of M31N 2007-12b with nova M31N 1969-08a is shown to be erroneous, and this has important lessons for future searches for recurrent novae in extragalactic systems. Overall, we show that suitable complementary X-ray and optical observations can be used not only to identify recurrent nova candidates in M31, but also to determine subtypes and important physical parameters of these systems. Prospects are therefore good for extending studies of recurrent novae into the Local Group with the potential to explore in more detail such important topics as their proposed link to Type Ia Supernovae.

  4. T Pyxidis: Death by a Thousand Novae

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    Patterson, Joseph; Kemp, Jonathan; Monard, Berto; Rea, Robert; Hambsch, Franz-Josef; McCormick, Jennie; Nelson, Peter; Allen, William; Krajci, Thomas; Lowther, Simon; Dvorak, Shawn; Borgman, Jordan; Richards, Thomas; Myers, Gordon; Harlingten, Caisey; Bolt, Greg

    2016-01-01

    We report a 20-year campaign to track the 1.8 hour photometric wave in the recurrent nova T Pyxidis, using the global telescope network of the Center for Backyard Astrophysics. During 1996-2011, that wave was highly stable in amplitude and waveform, resembling the orbital wave commonly seen in supersoft binaries. The period, however, was found to increase on a timescale P/P-dot=3x10^5 years. This suggests a mass transfer rate in quiescence of ~10^-7 M_sol/yr, in substantial agreement with the accretion rate based on the star's luminosity. This is ~2000x greater than is typical for cataclysmic variables of that orbital period. During the post-eruption quiescence (2012-2016), the star continued on its merry but mysterious way - similar luminosity, similar P/P-dot (2.4x10^5 years). The orbital signal became vanishingly weak (300 years of accretion at the pre-outburst rate, but the time between outbursts was only 45 years. Thus the erupting white dwarf seems to have ejected at least 6x more mass than it accreted....

  5. Gamma-ray Novae: Rare or Nearby?

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    Morris, Paul J; Brown, Anthony M; Chadwick, Paula M

    2016-01-01

    Classical Novae were revealed as a surprise source of gamma-rays in Fermi LAT observations. During the first 8 years since the LAT was launched, 6 novae in total have been detected to > 5 sigma in gamma-rays, in contrast to the 69 discovered optically in the same period. We attempt to resolve this discrepancy by assuming all novae are gamma-ray emitters, and assigning peak one-day fluxes based on a flat distribution of the known emitters to a simulated population. To determine optical parameters, the spatial distribution and magnitudes of bulge and disc novae in M31 are scaled to the Milky Way, which we approximate as a disc with a 20 kpc radius and elliptical bulge with semi major axis 3 kpc and axis ratios 2:1 in the xy plane. We approximate Galactic reddening using a double exponential disc with vertical and radial scale heights of r_d = 5 kpc and z_d = 0.2 kpc, and demonstrate that even such a rudimentary model can easily reproduce the observed fraction of gamma-ray novae, implying that these apparently r...

  6. Early optical spectra of nova V1369 Cen show presence of Lithium

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    Izzo, L; Mason, E; Matteucci, F; Romano, D; Pasquini, L; Vanzi, L; Jordan, A; Fernandez, J M; Bluhm, P; Brahm, R; Espinoza, N; Williams, R

    2015-01-01

    We present early high resolution spectroscopic observations of the nova V1369 Cen. We have detected an absorption feature at 6695.6 \\AA\\, that we have identified as blue--shifted $^7$Li I $\\lambda$6708 \\AA. The absorption line, moving at -550 km/s, was observed in five high-resolution spectra of the nova obtained at different epochs. On the basis of the intensity of this absorption line we infer that a single nova outburst can inject in the Galaxy $M_{Li} =$ 0.3 - 4.8 $\\times 10^{-10}$ M$_{\\odot}$. Given the current estimates of Galactic nova rate, this amount is sufficient to explain the puzzling origin of the overabundance of Lithium observed in young star populations.

  7. Rebirth of Novae as Distance Indicators Due to Efficient Large Telescopes

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    Valle, M D; Valle, Massimo Della; Gilmozzi, Roberto

    2002-01-01

    Nova outbursts are the result of strong thermonuclear runaways on the surface of a white dwarf accreting Hydrogen-rich material from a small mass companion. These giant explosions cause the star to increase its brightness by hundreds of thousands of times then making these objects powerful standard candles useful to measure the extragalactic distances.We have used the Very Large Telescope, located in the Chilean Atacama desert, to search for novae in NGC 1316--an early type galaxy in the Fornax cluster. We discovered 4 novae with 3h of observing time. The use of 8-10m class telescopes coupled with new detectors, can dramatically improve the efficiency of nova searches in extragalactic systems.

  8. Life after eruption - II. The eclipsing old nova V728 Scorpii

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    Tappert, C; Schmidtobreick, L; Ederoclite, A; Vanderbeke, J

    2013-01-01

    The old nova V728 Sco has been recently recovered via photometric and spectroscopic observations, 150 years after the nova eruption. The spectral properties pointed to a high-inclination system with a comparatively low mass-transfer rate. In this paper we show that the object is an eclipsing system with an orbital period of 3.32 h. It has enhanced long-term variability that can be interpreted as 'stunted' dwarf-nova-type outbursts. Using the ingress and egress times of the eclipsed components we calculate the radius of the central object. The latter turns out to be significantly larger than a white dwarf and we identify it with a hot inner disc. The implications for models on the behaviour of post-novae are discussed.

  9. Orbital period determination in an eclipsing dwarf nova HT Cas

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    Bąkowska, Karolina; Olech, Arkadiusz

    2014-09-01

    HT Cassiopeiae was discovered over seventy years ago (Hoffmeister 1943). Unfortunately, for 35 years this object did not receive any attention, until the eclipses of HT Cas were observed by Bond. After a first analysis, Patterson (1981) called HT Cas "a Rosetta stone among dwarf novae". Since then, the literature on this star is still growing, reaching several dozens of publications. We present an orbital period determination of HT Cas during the November 2010 super-outburst, but also during a longer time span, to check its stability.

  10. OUTBURSTS OF COMET HALE-BOPP

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    Yang Benyou; Zhang Chunsheng; Fan Yixin; Cai Hongfang; Sun Shousheng; Zhang Yan; Sun Linan

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, we present the observations of Comet Hale-Bopp by means of photoelectric and photographic photometry during the period from September to November of 1996. It is shown that there appears to have been 3 outbursts around 24 Sept., 26 Oct. and 13 Nov.; and it is also possible that an event of outburst has taken place around 9 Oct.

  11. Near-infrared studies of V2944 Ophiuchi (Nova Ophiuchi 2015)

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    Srivastava, Mudit K.; Banerjee, D. P. K.; Ashok, N. M.; Venkataraman, V.; Sand, D.; Diamond, T.

    2016-10-01

    We present multi-epoch near-infrared observations of Nova Ophiuchi 2015 which was discovered during outburst in March 2015. This nova showed a few special properties viz. (i) it displayed an unusual prolonged flat-top light curve which does not easily fit into known classes of nova light curves, (ii) it showed evidence for possessing an evolved secondary in the outbursting binary system, and (iii) it made a rare reverse hybrid transition from the He/N class to Fe II class early during its outburst. The present studies focus on the spectroscopic evolution of the object around maximum light and early decline. We show that there was a unique, rapid strengthening and decline in the He 1.0831, 2.0581 μm line strengths during this stage, wherein the nova combined the traits of both the He/N and Fe II classes. Possible causes for this behaviour are discussed. The relative strengths of the Lyβ fluoresced O I 0.8446, 1.1287 μm lines are used to estimate the reddening to the nova. A recombination Case B analysis of the early spectra is used to set constraints on the electron density and emission measure, and a later time spectrum when the ejecta were optically thin is used to estimate the ejecta mass to be (0.95-1.9) × 10-4 M⊙. Power-law fits made to study the evolution of the continuum, show a fairly constant slope which differs from the trend generally expected during a nova's evolution viz. beginning with a blackbody and evolving to a free-free distribution at later stages.

  12. V390 Nor = Nova Normae 2007

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    Waagen, Elizabeth O.

    2007-06-01

    Nova Normae 2007 was discovered photographically by William Liller on June 15.086 UT at magnitude 9.4. Precise position measured by G. Bolt from his unfiltered CCD image of June 16.7 UT: 16:32:11.51 -45:09:13.4 (2000.0). Giorgio Di Scala reported to the AAVSO that a low-resolution spectrum indicates a nova a week or so after outburst, with strong H-alpha emission. E. Kazarovets, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, reports that N Nor 07 has been assigned the name V390 Nor. Discovery originally announced in IAU Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 982 (Daniel W. E. Green) and AAVSO Special Notice #49 (Arne Henden). Information in this Alert Notice was received at AAVSO from William Liller, Giorgio Di Scala, or via IAU Circular No. 8850, ed. Daniel W. E. Green. A chart for V390 Nor is available via the Variable Star Plotter (VSP). Go to: http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/ and enter the name V390 NOR.

  13. V4743 Sgr, a magnetic nova?

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    Zemko, P; Mukai, K; Bianchini, A; Ciroi, S; Cracco, V

    2016-01-01

    Two XMM Newton observations of Nova V4743 Sgr (Nova Sgr 2002) were performed shortly after it returned to quiescence, 2 and 3.5 years after the explosion. The X-ray light curves revealed a modulation with a frequency of ~0.75 mHz, indicating that V4743 Sgr is most probably an intermediate polar (IP). The X-ray spectra have characteristics in common with known IPs, with a hard thermal plasma component that can be fitted only assuming a partially covering absorber. In 2004 the X-ray spectrum had also a supersoft blackbody-like component, whose temperature was close to that of the white dwarf (WD) in the supersoft X-ray phase following the outburst, but with flux by at least two orders of magnitude lower. In quiescent IPs, a soft X-ray flux component originates at times in the polar regions irradiated by an accretion column, but the supersoft component of V4743 Sgr disappeared in 2006, indicating a possible origin different from accretion. We suggest that it may have been due to an atmospheric temperature gradie...

  14. Optical and Near-Infrared spectroscopy of Nova V1494 Aquilae 1999 #2

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    Kamath, U S; Ashok, N M; Mayya, Y D; Sahu, D K

    2005-01-01

    Optical and near-infrared spectroscopic observations of the fast nova V1494 Aquilae 1999 #2 covering various phases -- early decline, transition and nebular -- during the first eighteen months of its post-outburst evolution are presented in this paper. During this period, the nova evolved in the P_fe P_fe^o C_o spectral sequence. The transition from an optically thick wind to a polar blob - equatorial ring geometry is seen in the evolution of the spectral line profiles. There is evidence of density and temperature stratification in the ejecta. Physical conditions in the ejecta have been estimated based on our observations.

  15. Nova program at LLNL

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    At LLNL, successful experimental work is being performed with the Nova laser facility, a solid state laser system using neodymium-doped glass laser technology. Nova is the primary U.S. facility devoted to the study of the indirect drive approach to inertial fusion. In this concept, energy from a laboratory driver is converted to radiation that is used to implode and heat the fusion fuel in an inertial fusion capsule. Nova's principial objective is to demonstrate that laser-driven hohlraums (chambers that trap electromagnetic radiation) can meet the conditions of driver/target coupling efficiency, driver irradiation symmetry, driver pulse-shaping, target preheat, and hydrodynamic stability required by hot spot ignition and by fuel compression in order to realize net fusion gain (fusion energy released/driver energy delivered). Major results within the Nova Program fall within the areas of laser performance, target diagnostics, and implosion experiments. (author) 2 figs

  16. Echelle-MEPSICRON time-resolved spectroscopy of the dwarf nova SS Cygni

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    High-dispersion time-resolved spectroscopy of the dwarf nova SS Cygni was obtained during two consecutive days at the end of an outburst. The emission lines present a double-peaked profile with a peak-to-peak separation of 526±14 km s-1. The lines have a complex structure which includes a narrow asymmetric component coming from a hot spot in the accretion disc or from the chromosphere of the red dwarf. (author)

  17. Echelle-MEPSICRON time-resolved spectroscopy of the dwarf nova SS Cygni

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    Echevarria, J.; Tapia, M. (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Baja California (Mexico). Inst. de Astronomia); Diego, F. (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Godalming (UK)); Costero, R.; Ruiz, E.; Salas, L.; Gutierrez, L.; Enriquez, R. (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico). Inst. de Astronomia)

    1989-10-15

    High-dispersion time-resolved spectroscopy of the dwarf nova SS Cygni was obtained during two consecutive days at the end of an outburst. The emission lines present a double-peaked profile with a peak-to-peak separation of 526{plus minus}14 km s{sup -1}. The lines have a complex structure which includes a narrow asymmetric component coming from a hot spot in the accretion disc or from the chromosphere of the red dwarf. (author).

  18. The Be X-ray Binary Outburst Zoo

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    Kretschmar, Peter; Reig, Pablo; Anders, Friedrich

    2013-01-01

    Be X-ray binaries are among the best known transient high-energy sources. Their outbursts are commonly classified into a simple scheme of 'normal' and 'giant' outbursts, but a closer look shows that actual outbursts do not always follow this simple scheme. Recent data show a variety of properties, like pre-flares, shifts of the outburst peaks with respect to the periastron, multi-peaked outbursts etc. We present results from a systematic study of a large number of outbursts monitored by various space missions, comparing outburst properties and their relation to system parameters and current theoretical understanding.

  19. The pre-outburst flare of the A0535+26 August/September 2005 outburst

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    Caballero, I.; Santangelo, A.; Kretschmar, P.; Staubert, R.; Postnov, K.; Klochkov, D.; Camero-Arranz, Ascensión; Finger, M. H.; I. Kreykenbohm(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Pottschmidt, K.; Rothschild, R. E.; S. Suchy(IAAT - Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Universität Tübingen, Germany); Wilms, J.; Wilson, C. A.

    2008-01-01

    Aims. We study the spectral and temporal behavior of the High Mass X-ray Binary A 0535+26 during a “pre-outburst flare” which took place ∼5 d before the peak of a normal (type I) outburst in August/September 2005. We compare the studied behavior with that observed during the outburst. Methods. We analyse RXTE observations that monitored A 0535+26 during the outburst. We complete spectral and timing analyses of the data. We study the evolution of the pulse period, present energy-dependent puls...

  20. When does an old nova become a dwarf nova? Kinematics and age of the nova shell of the dwarf nova AT Cnc

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    Shara, Michael M; Martin, Thomas; Alarie, Alexandre

    2016-01-01

    The Z Cam-type dwarf nova AT Cnc displays a classical nova (CN) shell, demonstrating that mass transfer in cataclysmic binaries decreases substantially after a CN eruption. The hibernation scenario of cataclysmic binaries predicts such a decrease, on a timescale of a few centuries. In order to measure the time since AT Cnc's last CN eruption, we have measured the radial velocities of a hundred clumps in its ejecta with SITELLE, CFHT's recently commissioned imaging Fourier transform spectrometer. These range from -455 to +490 km/s. Coupled with the known distance to AT Cnc of 460 pc (Shara 2012), the size of AT Cnc's shell, and a simple model of nova ejecta deceleration, we determine that the last CN eruption of this system occurred $330_{-90}^{+135}$ years ago. This is the most rapid transition from a high mass transfer rate, novalike variable to a low mass transfer rate, dwarf nova yet measured, and in accord with the hibernation scenario of cataclysmic binaries. We conclude by noting the similarity in deduc...

  1. Continuous `stunted' outbursts detected from the Cataclysmic Variable KIC 9202990 using Kepler data

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    Ramsay, Gavin; Wood, Matt A; Howell, Steve B; Smale, Alan; Still, Martin; Barclay, Tom

    2015-01-01

    Based on early Kepler data, Ostensen et al. (2010) found that KIC 9202990 showed a 4 hr and a two-week photometric period. They suggested the 4 hr period was a signature of an orbital period; the longer period was possibly due to precession of an accretion disk and KIC 9202990 was a cataclysmic variable with an accretion disk which is always in a bright state (a nova-like system). Using the full Kepler dataset on KIC 9202990 which covers 1421 d (Quarter 2--17), and includes 1 min cadence data from the whole of Quarters 5 and 16, we find that the 4 hr period is stable and therefore a signature of the binary orbital period. In contrast, the 10--12 d period is not stable and shows an amplitude between 20--50 percent. This longer period modulation is similar to those nova-like systems which show `stunted' outbursts. We discuss the problems that a precessing disk model has in explaining the observed characteristics and indicate why we favour a stunted outburst model. Although such stunted events are considered to ...

  2. Changes in the structure of the accretion disc of EX Draconis through the outburst cycle

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    Baptista, R; Baptista, Raymundo

    2000-01-01

    (Abridged) We report on the analysis of high-speed photometry of the dwarf nova EX Dra through its outburst cycle with eclipse mapping techniques. The eclipse maps show evidence of the formation of a one-armed spiral structure in the disc at the early stages of the outburst and reveal how the disc expands during the rise until it fills most of the primary Roche lobe at maximum light. The eclipse maps also suggest the presence of an inward and an outward-moving heating wave during the rise and an inward-moving cooling wave in the decline. Our results suggest a systematic deceleration of both the heating and the cooling waves as they travel across the disc, in agreement with predictions of the disc instability model. The analysis of the brightness temperature profiles indicates that most of the disc appears to be in steady-state during quiescence and at outburst maximum, but not during the intermediate stages. As a general trend, the mass accretion rate in the outer regions is larger than in the inner disc on t...

  3. Evolution of the stellar-merger red nova V1309 Scorpii: SED analysis

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    Tylenda, R

    2016-01-01

    One very important object for understanding the nature of red novae is V1309 Sco. Its pre-outburst observations showed that, before its red-nova eruption in 2008, it was a contact binary quickly evolving to the merger of the components. It thus provided us with a direct evidence that the red novae result from stellar mergers. We analyse the spectral energy distribution (SED) of the object and its evolution with time. From various optical and infrared surveys and observing programmes carried out with OGLE, HST, VVV, Gemini South, WISE, Spitzer, and Herschel we constructed observed SED in 2010 and 2012. Some limited data are also available for the red-nova progenitor in 2007. We analyse the data with our model of a dusty envelope surrounding a central star. Dust was present in the pre-outburst state of V1309 Sco. Its high temperature (900-1000 K) suggests that this was a freshly formed dust in a presumable mass-loss from the spiralling-in binary. Shortly after its 2008 eruption, V1309~Sco became almost complete...

  4. The Be X-ray Binary Outburst Zoo II

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    Kuehnel, M.; Kretschmar, P.; Nespoli, E.; Okazaki, A. T.; Schoenherr, G.; Wilson-Hodge, C. A.; Falkner, S.; Brand, T.; Anders, F.; Schwarm, F.-W.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Mueller, S.; Pottschmidt, K.; Fuerst, F.; Grinberg, V.; Wilms, J.

    2015-03-01

    We have continued our recently started systematic study of Be X-ray binary (BeXRB) outbursts. Specifically, we are developing a catalogue of outbursts including their basic properties based on nearly all available X-ray all-sky-monitors. These properties are derived by fitting asymmetric Gaussians to the outburst lightcurves. This model describes most of the outbursts covered by our preliminary catalogue well; only 13% of all datasets show more complex outburst shapes. Analyzing the basic properties, we reveal a strong correlation between the outburst length and the reached peak flux. As an example, we discuss possible models describing the observed correlation in EXO 2030+375.

  5. Aprendizagens e novas tecnologias

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    Pedro Demo*

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Pretendo aqui, muito preliminarmente, reunir alguns argumentos favoráveis à multiplicidade de oportunidades de aprender que o aluno pode encontrar hoje em ambientes de aprendizagem mediados por novas tecnologias. Centro-me principalmente na desconstrução de algumas resistências pedagógicas (EVANS, 2001 ainda persistentes entre nós como “transmissão de conteúdos”; agarramento a uma única teoria; fixação na aula instrucionista; extirpação/endeusamento de processos avaliativos, etc. Procuro ver, em um vasto âmbito de ofertas teóricas, componentes atualmente ressaltados na discussão tecnológica em vigor, com o objetivo de indicar oportunidades de reconstrução muito aproveitável de autores e clássicos, uma vez que aprender bem não foi algo inventado pelas novas tecnologias; sempre existiu e os grandes pedagogos tiveram consciência disso, insinuando infinitas maneiras de aprender bem (DEMO, 2008. As novas tecnologias proporcionam oportunidades ainda mais ampliadas, em meio também a enormes riscos e desacertos. O que menos interessa aqui é incidir em panaceias tecnológicas, bem a gosto do consumismo neoliberal. Interessa, porém, explorar novas oportunidades de aprendizagem, bem mais centradas na atividade dos alunos, flexíveis, motivadoras e capazes de sustentar processos de autoria e autonomia.

  6. New Novae snack point

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    2012-01-01

    Located next to the car park by the flag poles, a few metres from the Main CERN Reception (building 33), a new snack point catered by Novae will open to the public on Wednesday 8 August. More information will be available in the next issue of the Bulletin!

  7. The Relationship Between X-ray Luminosity and Duty Cycle for Dwarf Novae and their Specific Frequency in the Inner Galaxy

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    Britt, C T; Pretorius, M L; Hynes, R I; Jonker, P G; Torres, M A P; Knigge, C; Heinke, C O; Johnson, C B; Steeghs, D; Greiss, S; Nelemans, G

    2015-01-01

    We measure the duty cycles for an existing sample of well observed, nearby dwarf novae using data from AAVSO, and present a quantitative empirical relation between the duty cycle of dwarf novae outbursts and the X-ray luminosity of the system in quiescence. We have found that $\\log DC=0.63(\\pm0.21)\\times(\\log L_{X}({\\rm erg\\,s^{-1}})-31.3)-0.95(\\pm0.1)$, where DC stands for duty cycle. We note that there is intrinsic scatter in this relation greater than what is expected from purely statistical errors. Using the dwarf nova X-ray luminosity functions from \\citet{Pretorius12} and \\citet{Byckling10}, we compare this relation to the number of dwarf novae in the Galactic Bulge Survey which were identified through optical outbursts during an 8-day long monitoring campaign. We find a specific frequency of X-ray bright ($L_{X}>10^{31}\\,{\\rm erg\\,s^{-1}}$) Cataclysmic Variables undergoing Dwarf Novae outbursts in the direction of the Galactic Bulge of $6.6\\pm4.7\\times10^{-5}\\,M_{\\odot}^{-1}$. Such a specific frequency...

  8. Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Old Novae I. V603 Aquila

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    Sion, Edward M; Bisol, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    We present the results of a synthetic spectral analysis of the far ultraviolet archival IUE, HST and FUSE observations of the fast old nova V603 Aql, obtained some 90 years after its 1918 nova outburst. Our analysis utilizes the new Hubble FGS parallax distance for this nearly face-on old nova, a high white dwarf mass and a low reddening. Our analysis includes non-truncated optically thick accretion disks since V603 Aql is neither a polar nor an intermediate polar. Our synthetic spectral modeling of the FUSE and HST spectra analyzed separately indicate a mass transfer rate of 1.5-2.2xe-9 solar mass per year for the FUSE and HST spectra respectively, assuming a WD mass of 1.2Msun. The mass accretion rate also depends on the assumed WD mass, and increases by a factor of two for a WD mass of 0.8Msun. Combining the FUSE and HST spectra together lead to the same results. Potential implications are discussed.

  9. Changes in the structure of the accretion disc of HS1804+67 through the outburst cycle

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    Baptista, R; Baptista, Raymundo

    1999-01-01

    We report on the analysis of high-speed photometry of the dwarf-nova HS1804+67 through its outburst cycle with eclipse mapping techniques. Eclipse maps show evidences of the formation of a spiral structure in the disc at the early stages of the outburst and reveal how the disc expands during the rise until its fills most of the primary Roche lobe at maximum light. During the decline phase, the disc becomes progressively fainter as the cooling front moves inwards from the outer regions, until only a small bright region around the white dwarf is left at minimum light. The variable part of the uneclipsed light is possibly due to emission in a wind emanating from the inner parts of the disc. The emission from this region is sensitive to the mass accretion rate.

  10. Fermi Reveals New Light on Novae in Gamma rays

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    Cheung, C C; Shore, S N; Grove, J E; Leising, M

    2016-01-01

    Novae are now firmly established as a high-energy (>100 MeV) gamma-ray source class by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT). In symbiotic binary systems such as V407 Cyg 2010, there is a firm theoretical framework for the production of shock-accelerated particles in the nova ejecta from interactions with the dense wind of the red giant companion. Yet, the high-energy gamma-ray emission detected in classical novae involving less evolved stellar companions cannot be explained in the same way and could instead be produced in internal shocks in the ejecta. We summarize the Fermi-LAT gamma-ray observations of novae, highlighting the main properties that will guide further studies. Additionally, we report on the soft gamma-ray (~0.1 MeV) continuum detection of the oxygen-neon type classical nova V382 Vel 1999 with the OSSE detector aboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory in light of its Fermi-era analog, V959 Mon 2012.

  11. The Galactic Nova Rate Revisited

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    Shafter, A W

    2016-01-01

    Despite its fundamental importance, a reliable estimate of the Galactic nova rate has remained elusive. Here, the overall Galactic nova rate is estimated by extrapolating the observed rate for novae reaching $m\\leq2$ to include the entire Galaxy using a two component disk plus bulge model for the distribution of stars in the Milky Way. The present analysis improves on previous work by considering important corrections for incompleteness in the observed rate of bright novae. Several models are considered to account for differences in the assumed properties of bulge and disk nova populations. The simplest models, which assume uniform properties between bulge and disk novae, predict Galactic nova rates between $\\sim$50 to as many as $\\sim$100 per year, depending on the assumed incompleteness at bright magnitudes. Models where the disk novae are assumed to be more luminous than bulge novae are explored, and predict nova rates up to 30% lower, in the range of $\\sim$35 to $\\sim$70 per year. An average of the most p...

  12. THE RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND OUTBURST MECHANISM OF GASEOUS COAL

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    何学秋; 周世宁; 林柏泉

    1991-01-01

    Coal and methane outburst is one of the harmful disasters in coal mines. We have studied the rheological properties of gaseous coal in laboratory and obtained its rheological fracture principle. This principle can better explain and describe the outburst mechanism of gaseous coal. Thereby a rheological hypothesis of coal and methane outburst is put forward in this paper.

  13. X-Ray Nova Light Curves

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    Shrader, Chris; Titarchuk, Lev

    2002-04-01

    We describe recent work in which we revisit the database of historical X-Ray nova (XRN) light curves compiled by Chen, Shrader & Livio (1997, ApJ 491, 312), augmented by subsequent events recorded by RXTE, in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the outburst phenomenon. Previously, we demonstrated that, given the occurrence of an instability in the mass transfer rate from the secondary, a model based on viscous diffusion of matter through the disk (Wood et al, 2001, astro-ph/0108189) we could reproduce a large number of fast-rise exponential decay (FRED) type XRN light curves. We augment this effort by considering deviations from the FRED form, such as plateaus and power-law decay forms are also considered within this framework. More complex structures are, in a number of instances, successfully modeled as a superposition of mass- injection, diffusive propagation events. In addition, for a large number of cases, we perform a joint analysis of optical light curve data. In particular, we will attempt to characterize empirical characteristics such as possible tie lags, and relative decay time scales, and then interpret such effects withing the context of diffusive propagation in the disk.

  14. Dramatic Outburst Reveals Nearest Black Hole

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    2000-01-01

    Scientists have discovered the closest black hole yet, a mere 1,600 light years from Earth. Its discovery was heralded by four of the most dramatic rapid X-ray intensity changes ever seen from one star. Astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Science Foundation's National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announced their findings at the American Astronomical Society's meeting in Atlanta. The black hole in the constellation Sagittarius, along with a normal star dubbed V4641 Sgr, form a violent system that briefly flooded part of our Milky Way Galaxy with X-rays and ejected subatomic particles moving at nearly the speed of light one day last September. At the peak of its X-ray output, V4641 Sgr was the brightest X-ray emitter in the sky. Astronomers call this type of system an X-ray nova because it suddenly becomes a bright source of X-rays, but this object shows characteristics never seen in an X-ray nova. "V4641 Sgr turns on and off so fast that it seems to represent a new subclass of X-ray novae," said Donald A. Smith, postdoctoral associate in MIT's Center for Space Research. Smith worked on data from this object with MIT principal research scientist Ronald Remillard and NRAO astronomer Robert Hjellming. "In X-rays, the intensity rose by a factor of more than 1,000 in seven hours, then dropped by a factor of 100 in two hours," Remillard said. The radio emission was seen as an image of an expanding "jet" of particles shooting out from the binary system. After reaching a maximum, the radio intensity dropped by a factor of nearly 40 within two days. "Radio telescopes give us a quick glimpse of something moving at a fantastically high velocity," Hjellming said. Black holes harbor enormous gravitational force that can literally rip the gas away from a nearby star. This transfer of gas is visible in many forms of radiation. Both orbiting X-ray telescopes and ground-based radio and optical telescopes saw the outburst of V4641

  15. Vila Nova de Gaia

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    Almeida, Salvador de Pinho Ferreira de

    2012-01-01

    The Old Historic Centre of Vila Nova de Gaia is a real living document of the life conditions and construction techniques of ancestral generations representative of cultural values, namely historical, architectural, urbanistic or just emotional that cannot be lost by neglect or carelessness, as they constitute a collective memory. It is necessary to draw attention to the hygienic-sanitary issues (water supply, wastewater disposal, solid urban waste), quality of life (noise, air...

  16. IR study of nova V2468 Cyg from early decline to the coronal phase

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    Raj, A; Rudy, Richard J; Russell, Ray W; Lynch, David K; Woodward, Charles E; Sitko, Michael; Day-Wilson, Amanda; Perry, R Brad; KIM, Sang Chul; Pak, Mina

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    We present infrared spectroscopic and photometric observations of the nova V2468 Cyg covering the period from 2008 March 13 till 2008 November 11. The JHK spectra of the object have been taken from the Mount Abu Infrared Observatory using the Near-Infrared Imager/Spectrometer. Spectra from 0.8-5.2 micron are also presented that were obtained using the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the SPEX instrument. The spectra are dominated by strong H I lines from the Brackett and Paschen series, Fe II, OI and CI lines in the initial days, typical of an Fe II type nova. The lines were broader in the period immediately after outburst with measured FWHM of 1800-2300 km/s for the Pa-beta and Br-gamma lines. These values narrowed to 1500-1600 km/s by 12 days from outburst. The spectra showed prominent He I lines at 1.0830 and 2.0581 micron together with H I and O I emission features after 36 days from outburst. Our IR observations show the comparatively broad emission lines, the rapid development of the spectrum to hig...

  17. The unreasonable effectiveness of experiments in constraining nova nucleosynthesis

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    Parikh Anuj

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Classical nova explosions arise from thermonuclear ignition in the envelopes of accreting white dwarfs in close binary star systems. Detailed observations of novae have stimulated numerous studies in theoretical astrophysics and experimental nuclear physics. These phenomena are unusual in nuclear astrophysics because most of the thermonuclear reaction rates thought to be involved are constrained by experimental measurements. This situation allows for rather precise statements to be made about which measurements are still necessary to improve the nuclear physics input to astrophysical models. We briefly discuss desired measurements in these environments with an emphasis on recent experimental progress made to better determine key rates.

  18. X-ray Observations of Novae with Swift

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    Page, Kim

    2016-07-01

    The rapid response capabilities of the Swift satellite, together with the daily planning of its observing schedule, make it an ideal mission for following novae in the X-ray and UV bands, particularly during their early phases of rapid evolution. A number of both classical and recurrent novae have been extensively monitored by Swift throughout their super-soft phase and later decline. We report results from these observations, including the high-amplitude flux variation often see at the start of the super-soft emission, the differing relationships between the X-ray and UV variability, and the spectral evolution seen in the X-ray band.

  19. Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. VI: The Sixth Year (2013-2014)

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    Kato, Taichi; Kudzej, Igor; Hambsch, Franz-Josef; Miller, Ian; Ohshima, Tomohito; Nakata, Chikako; Kawabata, Miho; Nishino, Hirochika; Masumoto, Kazunari; Mizoguchi, Sahori; Yamanaka, Masayuki; Matsumoto, Katsura; Sakai, Daisuke; Fukushima, Daiki; Matsuura, Minami; Bouno, Genki; Takenaka, Megumi; Nakagawa, Shinichi; Noguchi, Ryo; Iino, Eriko; Pickard, Roger D; Maeda, Yutaka; Henden, Arne; Kasai, Kiyoshi; Kiyota, Seiichiro; Akazawa, Hidehiko; Imamura, Kazuyoshi; de Miguel, Enrique; Maehara, Hiroyuki; Monard, Berto; Pavlenko, Elena P; Antonyuk, Kirill; Pit, Nikolaj; Antonyuk, Oksana I; Baklanov, Aleksei V; Ruiz, Javier; Richmond, Michael; Oksanen, Arto; Harlingten, Caisey; Shugarov, Sergey Yu; Chochol, Drahomir; Masi, Gianluca; Nocentini, Francesca; Schmeer, Patrick; Bolt, Greg; Nelson, Peter; Ulowetz, Joseph; Sabo, Richard; Goff, William N; Stein, William; Michel, Raul; Dvorak, Shawn; Voloshina, Irina B; Metlov, Vladimir; Katysheva, Natalia; Neustroev, Vitaly V; Sjoberg, George; Littlefield, Colin; Debski, Bartlomiej; Sowicka, Paulina; Klimaszewski, Marcin; Curylo, Malgorzata; Morelle, Etienne; Curtis, Ivan A; Iwamatsu, Hidetoshi; Butterworth, Neil D; Andreev, Maksim V; Parakhin, Nikolai; Sklyanov, Aleksandr; Shiokawa, Kazuhiko; Novak, Rudolf; Irsmambetova, Tat'yana R; Itoh, Hiroshi; Ito, Yoshiharu; Hirosawa, Kenji; Denisenko, Denis; Kochanek, Christopher S; Shappee, Benjamin; Stanek, Krzysztof Z; Prieto, Jose L; Itagaki, Koh-ichi; Stubbings, Rod; Ripero, Jose; Muyllaert, Eddy; Poyner, Gary

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    Continuing the project described by Kato et al. (2009, PASJ, 61, S395, arXiv:0905.1757), we collected times of superhump maxima for 56 SU UMa-type dwarf novae mainly observed during the 2013-2014 season and characterized these objects. We detected negative superhumps in VW Hyi and indicated that the low number of normal outbursts in some supercycle can be interpreted as a result of the disk tilt. This finding, combined with the Kepler observation of V1504 Cyg and V344 Lyr, suggests that the disk tilt is responsible for modulating the outburst pattern in SU UMa-type dwarf novae. We also studied the deeply eclipsing WZ Sge-type dwarf nova MASTER OT J005740.99+443101.5 and found evidence of a sharp eclipse during the phase of early superhumps. The profile can be reproduced by a combination of the eclipse of the axisymmetric disk and the uneclipsed light source of early superhumps. This finding confirms the lack of evince of a greatly enhanced hot spot during the early stage of WZ Sge-type outburst. We detected g...

  20. Evolution of the stellar-merger red nova V1309 Scorpii: Spectral energy distribution analysis

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    Tylenda, R.; Kamiński, T.

    2016-08-01

    Context. One very important object for understanding the nature of red novae is V1309 Sco. Its pre-outburst observations showed that, before its red-nova eruption in 2008, it was a contact binary quickly evolving to the merger of the components. It thus provided us with a direct evidence that the red novae result from stellar mergers. Aims: We will study the evolution of the post-merger remnant of V1309 Sco over time. Methods: We analyse the spectral energy distribution (SED) of the object and its evolution with time. From various optical and infrared surveys and observing programmes carried out with OGLE, HST, VVV, Gemini South, WISE, Spitzer, and Herschel we constructed observed SED in 2010 and 2012. Some limited data are also available for the red-nova progenitor in 2007. We analyse the data with our model of a dusty envelope surrounding a central star. Results: Dust was present in the pre-outburst state of V1309 Sco. Its high temperature (900-1000 K) suggests that this was a freshly formed dust in a presumable mass-loss from the spiralling-in binary. Shortly after its 2008 eruption, V1309 Sco became almost completely embedded in dust. The parameters (temperature, dimensions) of the dusty envelope in 2010 and 2012 evidence that we then observed matter lost by the object during the 2008 outburst. Its mass is at least 10-3M⊙. The object remains quite luminous, although since its maximum brightness in September 2008, it has faded in luminosity by a factor of ~50 (in 2012). Far infrared data from Herschel reveal presence of a cold (~30 K) dust at a distance of a few thousand AU from the object. Conclusions: Similarly to other red novae, V1309 Sco formed a slowly-expanding, dense, and optically-thick dusty envelope during its 2008 outburst. The main remnant is thus hidden for us. Far infrared data suggests that the object passed an episode of intense mass loss in its recent history. This conclusion could be verified by submillimeter interferometric observations.

  1. Integrated outburst detector sensor-model tests

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    DZIURZY(N)SKI Wac(I)aw; WASILEWSKI Stanis(I)aw

    2011-01-01

    Outbursts of methane and rocks are,similarly to rock bursts,the biggest hazards in deep mines and are equally difficult to predict.The violent process of the outburst itself,along with the scale and range of hazards following the rapid discharge of gas and rocks,requires solutions which would enable quick and unambiguous detection of the hazard,immediate power supply cut-off and evacuation of personnel from potentially hazardous areas.For this purpose,an integrated outburst detector was developed.Assumed functions of the sensor which was equipped with three measuring and detection elements:a chamber for constant measurement of methane concentration,pressure sensor and microphone.Tests of the sensor model were carried out to estimate the parameters which characterize the dynamic properties of the sensor.Given the impossibility of carrying out the full scale experimental outburst,the sensor was tested during the methane and coal dust explosions in the testing gallery at KD Barbara.The obtained results proved that the applied solutions have been appropriate.

  2. Experimental modelling of outburst flood - bed interactions

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    Carrivick, J. L.; Xie, Z.; Sleigh, A.; Hubbard, M.

    2009-04-01

    Outburst floods are a sudden release and advancing wave of water and sediment, with a peak discharge that is often several orders of magnitude greater than perennial flows. Common outburst floods from natural sources include those from glacial and moraine-impounded lakes, freshwater dyke and levee bursts, volcanic debris dams, landslides, avalanches, coastal bay-bars, and those from tree or vegetation dams. Outburst flood hazards are regularly incorporated into risk assessments for urban, coastal and mountainous areas, for example. Outburst flood hazards are primarily due to direct impacts, caused by a frontal surge wave, from debris within a flow body, and from the mass and consistency of the flows. A number of secondary impacts also pose hazards, including widespread deposition of sediment and blocked tributary streams. It is rapid landscape change, which is achieved the mobilization and redistribution of sediment that causes one of the greatest hazards due to outburst floods. The aim of this project is therefore to parameterise hydrodynamic - sedimentary interactions in experimental outburst floods. Specifically, this project applies laboratory flume modelling, which offers a hitherto untapped opportunity for examining complex interactions between water and sediment within outburst floods. The experimental set-up is of a tradition lock-gate design with a straight 4 m long tank. Hydraulics are scaled at 1:20 froude scale and the following controls on frontal wave flow-bed interactions and hence on rapid landscape change are being investigated: 1. Pre-existing mobile sediment effects, fixed bed roughness effects, sediment concentration effects, mobile bed effects. An emphasis is being maintained on examining the downstream temporal and spatial change in physical character of the water / sediment frontal wave. Facilities are state-of-the-art with a fully-automated laser bed-profiler to measure bed elevation after a run, Seatek arrays to measure transient flow

  3. Hydrodynamic models for novae with ejecta rich in oxygen, neon and magnesium

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    Starrfield, S.; Sparks, W. M.; Truran, J. W.

    1985-01-01

    The characteristics of a new class of novae are identified and explained. This class consists of those objects that have been observed to eject material rich in oxygen, neon, magnesium, and aluminum at high velocities. We propose that for this class of novae the outburst is occurring not on a carbon-oxygen white dwarf but on an oxygen-neon-magnesium white dwarf which has evolved from a star which had a main sequence mass of approx. 8 solar masses to approx. 12 solar masses. An outburst was simulated by evolving 1.25 solar mass white dwarfs accreting hydrogen rich material at various rates. The effective enrichment of the envelope by ONeMg material from the core is simulated by enhancing oxygen in the accreted layers. The resulting evolutionary sequences can eject the entire accreted envelope plus core material at high velocities. They can also become super-Eddington at maximum bolometric luminosity. The expected frequency of such events (approx. 1/4) is in good agreement with the observed numbers of these novae.

  4. Pan-Chromatic observations of the Recurrent Nova LMC 2009a (LMC 1971b)

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    Bode, M F; Beardmore, A P; Osborne, J P; Page, K L; Walter, F M; Krautter, J; Melandri, A; Ness, J -U; O'Brien, T J; Orio, M; Schwarz, G J; Shara, M M; Starrfield, S

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    Nova LMC 2009a is confirmed as a Recurrent Nova (RN) from positional coincidence with nova LMC 1971b. The observational data set is one of the most comprehensive for any Galactic or extragalactic RN: optical and near-IR photometry from outburst until over 6 years later; optical spectra for the first 6 months, and Swift satellite Ultraviolet and X-ray observations from 9 days to almost 1 year post-outburst. We find $M_V = -8.4\\pm0.8_{\\mathrm{r}}\\pm0.7_{\\mathrm{s}}$ and expansion velocities between 1000 and 4000 km s$^{-1}$. Coronal line emission before day 9 indicates shocks in the ejecta. Strengthening of He II $\\lambda$4686 preceded the emergence of the Super-Soft Source (SSS) in X-rays at $\\sim63-70$ days, which was initially very variable. Periodic modulations, $P=1.2$ days, most probably orbital in nature, were evident in the UV and optical from day 43. Subsequently, the SSS shows an oscillation with the same period but with a delay of 0.28P. The progenitor system has been identified; the secondary is mos...

  5. Detection and evolution of the CO (v = 2) emission in nova V2615 Ophiuchi (2007)

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    Das, Ramkrishna; Ashok, N M

    2009-01-01

    We present near-infrared (1 - 2.5 micron) spectroscopic and photometric results of Nova V2615 Ophiuchi which was discovered in outburst in 2007 March. Our observations span a period of ~ 80 days starting from 2007 March 28 when the nova was at its maximum light. The evolution of the spectra are shown from the initial P-Cygni phase to an emission-line phase and finally to a dust formation stage. The characteristics of the JHK spectra are very similar to those observed in a nova outburst occurring on a carbon-oxygen white dwarf. We analyse an observed line at 2.088 micron and suggest it could be due to FeII excited by Lyman alpha fluorescence. The highlight of the observations is the detection of the first overtone bands of carbon monoxide (CO) in the 2.29 - 2.40 micron region. The CO bands are modeled to estimate the temperature and mass of the emitting CO gas and also to place limits on the 12C/13C ratio. The CO bands are recorded over several epochs thereby allowing a rare opportunity to study its evolution ...

  6. The 1991-2012 light curve of the old nova HR Lyrae

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    Honeycutt, R. K. [Astronomy Department, Indiana University, Swain Hall West, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); Shears, J. [Bunbury Observatory, Pemberton, School Lane, Bunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9NR (United Kingdom); Kafka, S. [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5241 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Robertson, J. W. [Department of Physical Sciences, Arkansas Tech University, 1701 N. Boulder, Russellville, AR 72801-2222 (United States); Henden, A. A., E-mail: honey@astro.indiana.edu, E-mail: bunburyobservatory@hotmail.com, E-mail: skafka@aip.org, E-mail: Jeff.Robertson@atu.edu, E-mail: arne@aavso.org [American Association of Variable Star Observers, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138-1203 (United States)

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    The 22 yr light curve of HR Lyr, acquired with a typical cadence of 2-6 days, is examined for periodic and quasi-periodic variations. No persistent periodicities are revealed. Rather, the light curve variations often take the form of nearly linear rises and falls having typical e-folding times of about 100 days. Occasional ∼0.6 mag outbursts are also seen, with properties similar to those of small outbursts found in some nova-like cataclysmic variables. When the photometry is formed into yearly averages, a decline of 0.012 ± 0.005 mag yr{sup –1} is apparent, consistent with the fading of irradiation-induced M-dot following the nova. The equivalent width of Hα is tabulated at three epochs over the interval 1986-2008 in order to compare with a recent result for DK Lac in which Hα was found to be fading 50 yr after the nova. However, our results for such a fading in HR Lyr are inconclusive.

  7. Thermal radio emission from novae & symbiotics with the Square Kilometre Array

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    O'Brien, Tim; Chomiuk, Laura; Ribeiro, Valerio; Bode, Michael; Sokoloski, Jennifer; Woudt, Patrick

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    The thermal radio emission of novae during outburst enables us to derive fundamental quantities such as the ejected mass, kinetic energy, and density profile of the ejecta. Recent observations with newly-upgraded facilities such as the VLA and e-MERLIN are just beginning to reveal the incredibly complex processes of mass ejection in novae (ejections appear to often proceed in multiple phases and over prolonged timescales). Symbiotic stars can also exhibit outbursts, which are sometimes accompanied by the expulsion of material in jets. However, unlike novae, the long-term thermal radio emission of symbiotics originates in the wind of the giant secondary star, which is irradiated by the hot white dwarf. The effect of the white dwarf on the giant's wind is strongly time variable, and the physical mechanism driving these variations remains a mystery (possibilities include accretion instabilities and time-variable nuclear burning on the white dwarf's surface). The exquisite sensitivity of SKA1 will enable us to su...

  8. On The Nature Of Superoutbursts In Dwarf Novae

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    Truss, M R; Wynn, G A; Truss, Michael; Murray, James; Wynn, Graham

    2001-01-01

    We present the first detailed hydrodynamic simulation of a superoutburst to incorporate the full tidal potential of a binary system. A two-dimensional smoothed particle hydrodynamics code is used to simulate a superoutburst in a binary with the parameters of the SU UMa system Z Chamaeleontis. The simulated light curves shows all the features observed in such systems. Analysis of the mass flux through the disc and the growth rate of the superhumps and disc eccentricity show that the superoutburst-superhump phenomenon is a direct result of tidal instability. No enhanced mass transfer from the secondary is required to initiate or sustain these phenomena. Comparisons of superoutbursts with normal outbursts are made and we show that the model can be reconciled with the behavior of U Geminorum type dwarf novae, which show no superoutbursts.

  9. Análises histopatológica e morfométrica no diagnóstico da "nova" displasia broncopulmonar e comparação clinicopatológica com a forma clássica da doença Histopathological and morphometric analysis in the diagnosis of "new" broncopulmonar dysplasia and clinical and pathological comparison with the classic form of the disease

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    Cristina Terumy Okamoto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A displasia broncopulmonar (DBP continua sendo a principal complicação nos recém-nascidos (RN prematuros. Com o uso de surfactante exógeno e da prevenção de doenças respiratórias no período neonatal a incidência de DBP clássica vem diminuindo, porém uma nova forma de DBP tem surgido, mais branda e associada aos desenvolvimentos pulmonar alveolar e vascular incompletos. Do ponto de vista anatomopatológico a DBP clássica é caracterizada por processos de lesão e reparação, e os achados da "nova" DBP são de hipoplasia alveolar com nenhuma fibrose. OBJETIVOS: Demonstrar as alterações histopatológicas e morfométricas em pulmões de prematuros que foram a óbito, com quadro clínico compatível com "nova" DBP, comparando-as com um grupo controle (sem DBP e com a forma clássica da doença, além de correlacionar os três grupos com o tempo de uso de oxigênio entre outros fatores de risco da DBP. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: A população foi composta por 59 amostras de pulmões de prematuros com idade gestacional (IG menor que 34 semanas e submetidos à oxigenioterapia. Fatores de risco para DBP foram coletados por meio da revisão de prontuários. Amostras pulmonares foram separadas em dois grupos, o com DBP clássica e o sem DBP clássica. O segundo grupo foi então submetido à análise morfométrica para contagem do número de alvéolos, medidas as áreas e os perímetros dos alvéolos. Após esta análise a população estudada ficou dividida em grupo com DBP clássica; com "nova" DBP (casos com mais de sete dias de oxigenioterapia; e grupo controle ou sem DBP clássica ou "nova" (casos com menos de sete dias de oxigenioterapia. RESULTADOS: o primeiro grupo apresentava inflamação e fibrose septal evidentes. Já os segundo e terceiro grupos apresentavam alterações histopatológicas mínimas, sendo então necessária a análise morfométrica para separá-los. O grupo com "nova" DBP apresentou número de alv

  10. NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS NO ENVELHECIMENTO

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    Rosa Maria Farah

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Gerontologia/PUC-SP desenvolve pesquisas em diversificadas linhas algumas das quais têm em comum o acolhimento à questão das novas tecnologias no envelhecimento. São investigações de caráter interdisciplinar que envolvem docentes-pesquisadores, orientandos de mestrado e de iniciação científica. Na área da educação a distância, a PUC-SP inaugura um trabalho em que o idoso interessado em avançar em seus conhecimentos é recebido em um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem, em que pode participar de cursos avançados de aquisição de novas linguagens e de navegação na Internet, cujas consequências são o investimento em uma via mais digna para o envelhecer no sentido de esse idoso sentir-se um ser ligado aos novos tempos em que a interatividade digital traz-lhe possibilidades ilimitadas de contatos com o outro, com o mundo enfim. A pesquisa sobre a inclusão cibersocial do idoso mostra o que significa colocar o idoso em contato com a Internet, quando este recebe, por meio das redes sociais, ofertas de várias ordens, e equipamentos que contornam limitações de ordem física ou motora. Além disso, o registro digital da memória do idoso, de sua história e referências também podem constituir conteudos preciosos para pesquisas. A relação do idoso com a informática pode situá-lo como um ator, produtor e reprodutor no ciberespaço. Isso significa que as vantagens do uso do computador fazem o idoso ganhar novo sentido na vida, na medida em que pode assim preencher o vazio causado pelas perdas que lhe vão ocorrendo, possibilitando que ele redimensione seu olhar para o presente e futuro. Palavras-chave: o sujeito-idoso nas novas tecnologias; novas tecnologias e envelhecimento; o idoso na educação a distância; internet na velhice.

  11. Recurrent Novae in M31

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    Shafter, A W; Rector, T A; Schweizer, F; Hornoch, K; Orio, M; Pietsch, W; Darnley, M J; Williams, S C; Bode, M F; Bryan, J

    2014-01-01

    The reported positions of 964 suspected nova eruptions in M31 recorded through the end of calendar year 2013 have been compared in order to identify recurrent nova candidates. To pass the initial screen and qualify as a recurrent nova candidate two or more eruptions were required to be coincident within 0.1', although this criterion was relaxed to 0.15' for novae discovered on early photographic patrols. A total of 118 eruptions from 51 potential recurrent nova systems satisfied the screening criterion. To determine what fraction of these novae are indeed recurrent the original plates and published images of the relevant eruptions have been carefully compared. This procedure has resulted in the elimination of 27 of the 51 progenitor candidates (61 eruptions) from further consideration as recurrent novae, with another 8 systems (17 eruptions) deemed unlikely to be recurrent. Of the remaining 16 systems, 12 candidates (32 eruptions) were judged to be recurrent novae, with an additional 4 systems (8 eruptions) b...

  12. Economic Security in Nova Scotia

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    Lars Osberg; Andrew Sharpe

    2008-01-01

    The report uses an aggregate index, based on security from the economic risks imposed by four key factors – unemployment, illness, old age, and single parenthood – to examine trends in economic security in Nova Scotia from 1981 to 2007. It concludes that economic security in Nova Scotia decreased during the 1981-2007 period.

  13. Quiescent Superhumps Detected in the Dwarf Nova V344 Lyrae by Kepler

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    Still, Martin; Wood, Matt A; Cannizzo, John K; Smale, Alan P

    2010-01-01

    The timing capabilities and sensitivity of Kepler, NASA's observatory to find Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone of stars, are well matched to the timescales and amplitudes of accretion disk variability in cataclysmic variables. This instrumental combination provides an unprecedented opportunity to test and refine stellar accretion paradigms with high-precision, uniform data, containing none of the diurnal or season gaps that limit ground-based observations. We present a 3-month, 1 minute cadence Kepler light curve of V344 Lyr, a faint, little-studied dwarf nova within the Kepler field. The light curve samples V344 Lyr during five full normal outbursts and one superoutburst. Surprisingly, the superhumps found during superoutburst continue to be detected during the following quiescent state and normal outburst. The fractional excess of superhump period over the presumed orbital period suggests a relatively high binary mass ratio in a system where the radius of the accretion disk must vary by less th...

  14. The secondary maxima in black hole X-ray nova light curves - Clues toward a complete picture

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    Chen, Wan; Livio, Mario; Gehrels, Neil

    1993-01-01

    We study the secondary maxima observed commonly in the X-ray/optical light curves of black hole X-ray novae and show that they can play an important role in our understanding of the X-ray nova phenomenon. We discuss the observational characteristics of the secondary maxima and possible mechanisms to produce them. We propose a complete scenario for black hole X-ray nova events. The main outburst is caused by a disk instability. The second maximum is caused by X-ray evaporation of the matter near the inner Lagrangian (L1) region when the disk becomes optically thin. The third maximum (or the final minioutburst) is due to a mass transfer instability caused by hard X-ray heating of the subphotospheric layers of the secondary during the outburst. We predict that the newly discovered X-ray nova GRO J0422 + 32 may develop a final minioutburst in early 1993 and that its binary orbital period is less than 7 hr.

  15. Classical antiparticles

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    Costella, J.P.; McKellar, B.H.J.; Rawlinson, A.A.

    1997-03-01

    We review how antiparticles may be introduced in classical relativistic mechanics, and emphasize that many of their paradoxical properties can be more transparently understood in the classical than in the quantum domain. (authors). 13 refs., 1 tab.

  16. THE RADIO LIGHT CURVE OF THE GAMMA-RAY NOVA IN V407 CYG: THERMAL EMISSION FROM THE IONIZED SYMBIOTIC ENVELOPE, DEVOURED FROM WITHIN BY THE NOVA BLAST

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    We present multi-frequency radio observations of the 2010 nova event in the symbiotic binary V407 Cygni, obtained with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and spanning 1-45 GHz and 17-770 days following discovery. This nova—the first ever detected in gamma rays—shows a radio light curve dominated by the wind of the Mira giant companion, rather than the nova ejecta themselves. The radio luminosity grew as the wind became increasingly ionized by the nova outburst, and faded as the wind was violently heated from within by the nova shock. This study marks the first time that this physical mechanism has been shown to dominate the radio light curve of an astrophysical transient. We do not observe a thermal signature from the nova ejecta or synchrotron emission from the shock, due to the fact that these components were hidden behind the absorbing screen of the Mira wind. We estimate a mass-loss rate for the Mira wind of M-dotw approx. 10-6 M☉ yr-1. We also present the only radio detection of V407 Cyg before the 2010 nova, gleaned from unpublished 1993 archival VLA data, which shows that the radio luminosity of the Mira wind varies by a factor of ∼>20 even in quiescence. Although V407 Cyg likely hosts a massive accreting white dwarf, making it a candidate progenitor system for a Type Ia supernova, the dense and radially continuous circumbinary material surrounding V407 Cyg is inconsistent with observational constraints on the environments of most Type Ia supernovae.

  17. A spiral structure in the disk of EX Draconis on the rise to outburst maximum

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    Baptista, R; Baptista, Raymundo

    2000-01-01

    We report on the R-band eclipse mapping analysis of high-speed photometry of the dwarf nova EX Dra on the rise to the maximum of the November 1995 outburst. The eclipse map shows a one-armed spiral structure of ~180 degrees in azimuth, extending in radius from R ~0.2 to 0.43 R_{L1} (where R_{L1} is the distance from the disk center to the inner Lagrangian point), that contributes about 22 per cent of the total flux of the eclipse map. The spiral structure is stationary in a reference frame co-rotating with the binary and is stable for a timescale of at least 5 binary orbits. The comparison of the eclipse maps on the rise and in quiescence suggests that the outbursts of EX Dra may be driven by episodes of enhanced mass-transfer from the secondary star. Possible explanations for the nature of the spiral structure are discussed.

  18. IGR j17497-2821: a new X-ray nova

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    Walter, R.; Lubinski, P.; Paltani, S.; Produit, N. [INTEGRAL Sci Data Ctr, CH-1290 Versoix, (Switzerland); Walter, R.; Paltani, S.; Produit, N.; Blecha, A.; Cherix, M. [Univ Genova, Observ Geneva, CH-1290 Sauverny, (Switzerland); Lubinski, P. [Nicholas Copernicus Astron Ctr, PL-00716 Warsaw, (Poland); Zurita, J. [CEA Saclay, DSM, DAPNIA, SAp, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, (France); Kuulkers, E. [ESA, ESAC, ISOC, Madrid 28080, (Spain); Beckmann, V.; Gehrels, N. [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Astrophys Sci Div, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Beckmann, V. [Univ Maryland Baltimore Cty, Joint Ctr Astrophys, Baltimore, MD 21250 (United States); Carrier, F. [Katholieke Univ Leuven, Inst Sterrenkunde, B-3001 Louvain, (Belgium)

    2007-07-01

    Context. A new hard X-ray transient has been discovered by INTEGRAL on 2006 Sep. 17 at 1 degree from the Galactic Centre. Aims. INTEGRAL, Swift/XRT and optical photometric observations are used to characterize IGR J17497-2821 and to unveil its nature. Methods. The X-ray position has been refined to arcsec level through a study of the optical variability of the possible counterparts. Hard X-ray variability and spectroscopy are used to determine the nature of the source outburst. Results. IGR J17497-2821 is a new X-ray Nova in low-hard state, probably a new Black-Hole Candidate. (authors)

  19. RECURRENT NOVAE IN M31

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    The reported positions of 964 suspected nova eruptions in M31 recorded through the end of calendar year 2013 have been compared in order to identify recurrent nova (RN) candidates. To pass the initial screen and qualify as a RN candidate, two or more eruptions were required to be coincident within 0.′1, although this criterion was relaxed to 0.′15 for novae discovered on early photographic patrols. A total of 118 eruptions from 51 potential RN systems satisfied the screening criterion. To determine what fraction of these novae are indeed recurrent, the original plates and published images of the relevant eruptions have been carefully compared. This procedure has resulted in the elimination of 27 of the 51 progenitor candidates (61 eruptions) from further consideration as RNe, with another 8 systems (17 eruptions) deemed unlikely to be recurrent. Of the remaining 16 systems, 12 candidates (32 eruptions) were judged to be RNe, with an additional 4 systems (8 eruptions) being possibly recurrent. It is estimated that ∼4% of the nova eruptions seen in M31 over the past century are associated with RNe. A Monte Carlo analysis shows that the discovery efficiency for RNe may be as low as 10% that for novae in general, suggesting that as many as one in three nova eruptions observed in M31 arise from progenitor systems having recurrence times ≲100 yr. For plausible system parameters, it appears unlikely that RNe can provide a significant channel for the production of Type Ia supernovae

  20. Study of coal and gas outbursts by numerical modeling approach

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    LI Sheng; ZHANG Hong-wei

    2007-01-01

    During mining or road-way development, the distribution of stress and coal pore pressure in the coal face and rib around the new opening will change, under certain conditions, dynamic failure of coal in the form of an outburst can occur. In the modeling studies presented in this paper, an outburst was considered to consist of three distinct stages:preinitiation, initiation and post-initiation, which takes into account the major processes and mechanisms that can influence both outburst-proneness and post-initiation outburst behavior. The model has been applied to simulate the effects of mechanisms in the coal matrix, coal strength, coal damage, geological structures on outbursts. The model constructed using the FLAC software, which were undertaken to research the effects on outbursts of coal strength pressure gradient, and other factors.

  1. Outbursts in two new cool pulsating DA white dwarfs

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    Bell, Keaton J; Montgomery, M H; Fusillo, N P Gentile; Raddi, R; Gaensicke, B T; Winget, D E; Dennihy, E; Gianninas, A; Tremblay, P -E; Chote, P; Winget, K I

    2016-01-01

    The unprecedented extent of coverage provided by Kepler observations recently revealed outbursts in two hydrogen-atmosphere pulsating white dwarfs (DAVs) that cause hours-long increases in the overall mean flux of up to 14%. We have identified two new outbursting pulsating white dwarfs in K2, bringing the total number of known outbursting white dwarfs to four. EPIC 211629697, with T_eff = 10,780 +/- 140 K and log(g) = 7.94 +/- 0.08, shows outbursts recurring on average every 5.0 d, increasing the overall flux by up to 15%. EPIC 229227292, with T_eff = 11,190 +/- 170 K and log(g) = 8.02 +/- 0.05, has outbursts that recur roughly every 2.4 d with amplitudes up to 9%. We establish that only the coolest pulsating white dwarfs within a small temperature range near the cool, red edge of the DAV instability strip exhibit these outbursts.

  2. Outbursts in Two New Cool Pulsating DA White Dwarfs

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    Bell, Keaton J.; Hermes, J. J.; Montgomery, M. H.; Gentile Fusillo, N. P.; Raddi, R.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Winget, D. E.; Dennihy, E.; Gianninas, A.; Tremblay, P.-E.; Chote, P.; Winget, K. I.

    2016-10-01

    The unprecedented extent of coverage provided by Kepler observations recently revealed outbursts in two hydrogen-atmosphere pulsating white dwarfs (DAVs) that cause hours-long increases in the overall mean flux of up to 14%. We have identified two new outbursting pulsating white dwarfs in K2, bringing the total number of known outbursting white dwarfs to four. EPIC 211629697, with {T}{eff} = 10,780 ± 140 K and {log} g = 7.94 ± 0.08, shows outbursts recurring on average every 5.0 days, increasing the overall flux by up to 15%. EPIC 229227292, with {T}{eff} = 11,190 ± 170 K and {log} g = 8.02 ± 0.05, has outbursts that recur roughly every 2.4 days with amplitudes up to 9%. We establish that only the coolest pulsating white dwarfs within a small temperature range near the cool, red edge of the DAV instability strip exhibit these outbursts.

  3. Spitzer Observations of Var Her 04: Possible Detection of Dust Formation in a Super-Outbursting TOAD

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    Ciardi, D R; Hoard, D W; Howell, S B; Van Belle, G T; Ciardi, David R.; Wachter, Stefanie; Howell, Steve B.; Belle, Gerard T. van

    2006-01-01

    We present four MIPS (24 \\micron) and two IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 \\micron) Spitzer observations of the newly discovered Tremendous Outburst Amplitude Dwarf nova (TOAD) Var Her 04 during decline from super-outburst. The four MIPS observations span 271 days and the two IRAC observations span 211 days. Along the line-of-sight to Var Her 04, there is a foreground M-star within 1\\arcsec of the variable; as a result, all of the Spitzer photometry presented in this paper is a blend of the foreground M-star and Var Her 04. We estimate the quiescent level of the TOAD to be $\\Delta V=4-5$ magnitudes below that of the M-star. Based upon the spectral energy distribution and the 2MASS colors, we find the M-star to be an M3.5V dwarf at a distance of 80-130 pc. Based upon its outburst amplitude and quiescent apparent magnitude, we estimate the distance to Var Her 04 to be 200-400 pc, suggesting that the line-of-sight foreground star is physically unrelated to the cataclysmic variable. All of the Spitzer photometry is c...

  4. High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy of the evolving shock in the 2006 outburst of RS Ophiuchi

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    Ness, J -U; Starrfield, S; Bode, M F; O'Brien, T J; Evans, A; Eyres, S P S; Helton, L A; Osborne, J P; Page, K L; Schneider, C; Woodward, C E

    2008-01-01

    The evolution of the 2006 outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi was followed with 12 X-ray grating observations with Chandra and XMM-Newton. We present detailed spectral analyses using two independent approaches. From the best dataset, taken on day 13.8 after outburst, we reconstruct the temperature distribution and derive elemental abundances. We find evidence for at least two distinct temperature components on day 13.8 and a reduction of temperature with time. The X-ray flux decreases as a power-law, and the power-law index changes from -5/3 to -8/3 around day 70 after outburst. This can be explained by different decay mechanisms for the hot and cool components. The decay of the hot component and the decrease in temperature are consistent with radiative cooling, while the decay of the cool component can be explained by the expansion of the ejecta. We find overabundances of N and of alpha-elements, which could either represent the composition of the secondary that provides the accreted material or that ...

  5. Olivier Chesneau's work on novae

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    Millour, Florentin

    2016-01-01

    Olivier Chesneau founded a brand new field of observational astrophysics with his attempts to resolve the novae expanding fireball from the very first days of the explosion. With the images he could get, he showed that novae do indeed explode in an aspherical way, leading to a change of paradigm for the physics of these yet-poorly understood catastrophic systems. He also set the stage for a new way of estimating novae distances, by directly measuring the sky-size of the fireball and comparing it with spectroscopic scales, taking into account the tremendous effects of the fireball geometry.

  6. Olivier Chesneau's Work on Novae

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    Millour, F.; Lagadec, E.

    2015-12-01

    Olivier Chesneau founded a brand new field of observational astrophysics with his attempts to resolve the novae expanding fireball from the very first days of the explosion. With the images he could get, he showed that novae do indeed explode in an aspherical way, leading to a change of paradigm for the physics of these yet-poorly understood catastrophic systems. He also set the stage for a new way of estimating novae distances, by directly measuring the sky-size of the fireball and comparing it with spectroscopic scales, taking into account the tremendous effects of the fireball geometry.

  7. SU UMa dwarf novae in the period gap showing the negative superhumps

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    Pavlenko, Elena

    2016-07-01

    There are only two known up to date SU UMa dwarf novae in the period gap showing the negative superhumps, namely, MN Dra and 1RXS J003828.7+250920. We present the results of X-ray and spectral investigation for 1RXS J003828.7+250920, multicolor optical investigation for 1RXS J003828.7+250920 and MN Dra at different stages of their activity in 2011-2016 years. We discuss a finding of the accretion disc radius for both dwarf novae, its variation during separated intervals between outbursts for MN Dra as well as high and low temperature regions in quiescent accretion disk for 1RXS J003828.7+250920.

  8. Novae as Tevatrons: prospects for CTA and IceCube

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    Metzger, B. D.; Caprioli, D.; Vurm, I.; Beloborodov, A. M.; Bartos, I.; Vlasov, A.

    2016-04-01

    The discovery of novae as sources of ˜0.1-1 GeV gamma-rays highlights the key role of shocks and relativistic particle acceleration in these transient systems. Although there is evidence for a spectral cut-off above energies ˜1-100 GeV at particular epochs in some novae, the maximum particle energy achieved in these accelerators has remained an open question. The high densities of the nova ejecta (˜10 orders of magnitude larger than in supernova remnants) render the gas far upstream of the shock neutral and shielded from ionizing radiation. The amplification of the magnetic field needed for diffusive shock acceleration requires ionized gas, thus confining the acceleration process to a narrow photoionized layer immediately ahead of the shock. Based on the growth rate of the hybrid non-resonant cosmic ray current-driven instability (considering also ion-neutral damping), we quantify the maximum particle energy, Emax, across the range of shock velocities and upstream densities of interest. We find values of Emax ˜ 10 GeV-10 TeV, which are broadly consistent with the inferred spectral cut-offs, but which could also in principle lead to emission extending to ≳ 100 GeV accessible to atmosphere Cherenkov telescopes, such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). Detecting TeV neutrinos with IceCube is more challenging, although the prospects are improved for a nearby event (≲ kpc) or if the shock power during the earliest, densest phases of the outburst is higher than implied by the GeV light curves, due to downscattering of the gamma-rays within the ejecta.

  9. Time-resolved optical/near-IR polarimetry of V404 Cyg during its 2015 outburst

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    Shahbaz, T; Covino, S; Mooley, K; Fender, R P; Rumsey, C

    2016-01-01

    We present optical and near-IR linear polarimetry of V404 Cyg during its 2015 outburst and in quiescence. We obtained time resolved r'-band polarimetry when the source was in outburst, near-IR polarimetry when the source was near quiescence and multiple wave-band optical polarimetry later in quiescence. The optical to near-IR linear polarization spectrum can be described by interstellar dust and an intrinsic variable component. The intrinsic optical polarization, detected during the rise of one of the brightest flares of the outburst, is variable, peaking at 4.5 per cent and decaying to 3.5 per cent. We present several arguments that favour a synchrotron jet origin to this variable polarization, with the optical emission originating close to the jet base. The polarization flare occurs during the initial rise of a major radio flare event that peaks later, and is consistent with a classically evolving synchrotron flare from an ejection event. We conclude that the optical polarization flare represents a jet laun...

  10. Matter-elements model and application for prediction of coal and gas outburst

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    PENG Shou-jian; XU Jiang; TAO Yun-qi; CHENG Ming-jun

    2009-01-01

    The theory and method of extenics were applied to establish classical field mat-ter elements and segment field matter elements for coal and gas outburst. A mat-ter-element model for prediction was established based on five matter-elements, which in-cluded gas pressure, types of coal damage, coal rigidity, initial speed of methane diffusion and in-situ stress. Each index weight was given fairly and quickly through the improved analytic hierarchy process, which need not carry on consistency checks, so accuracy of assessment can be improved.

  11. Classics Online.

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    Clayman, Dee L.

    1995-01-01

    Appraises several databases devoted to classical literature. Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) contains the entire extant corpus of ancient Greek literature, including works on lexicography and historiography, extending into the 15th century. Other works awaiting completion are the Database of Classical Bibliography and a CD-ROM pictorial dictionary…

  12. Classical integrability

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    Torrielli, Alessandro

    2016-08-01

    We review some essential aspects of classically integrable systems. The detailed outline of the sections consists of: 1. Introduction and motivation, with historical remarks; 2. Liouville theorem and action-angle variables, with examples (harmonic oscillator, Kepler problem); 3. Algebraic tools: Lax pairs, monodromy and transfer matrices, classical r-matrices and exchange relations, non-ultralocal Poisson brackets, with examples (non-linear Schrödinger model, principal chiral field); 4. Features of classical r-matrices: Belavin–Drinfeld theorems, analyticity properties, and lift of the classical structures to quantum groups; 5. Classical inverse scattering method to solve integrable differential equations: soliton solutions, spectral properties and the Gel’fand–Levitan–Marchenko equation, with examples (KdV equation, Sine-Gordon model). Prepared for the Durham Young Researchers Integrability School, organised by the GATIS network. This is part of a collection of lecture notes.

  13. ``Soft X-ray transient'' outbursts which are not soft

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    C. Brocksopp; R.M. Bandyopadhyay; R.P. Fender

    2004-01-01

    We have accumulated multiwavelength (X-ray, optical, radio) lightcurves for the eight black hole X-ray binaries which have been observed to enter a supposed `soft X-ray transient' outburst, but remained in the low/hard state throughout the outburst. Comparison of the lightcurve morphologies, spectra

  14. Experimental study of the {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na reaction and its implications for novae scenarios

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    Menzel, Marie-Luise

    2013-08-01

    The {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na reaction belongs to the catalytic neon-sodium cycle and has an important role in the explosive hydrogen burning. The neon-sodium cycle takes place at temperatures of T = 0.1 - 0.5 GK and is assumed to occur in different astrophysical systems: e.g. in novae, in super novae of type Ia and during the shell-burning of red giant branch stars. The implications of {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na and the neon-sodium cycle in a nova scenario have been studied by using the nuclear network code libnucnet at GSI in Darmstadt. A nova is an outburst of matter in a binary system consisting of a white dwarf and a red giant star. It is therefore a representative phenomenon for explosive hydrogen burning. For the calculation of the nucleosynthesis during the nova outburst, the code libnucnet requires the initial mass composition of the novae partners, the temperature and density profiles of the nova explosion and the thermonuclear reaction rates of the participating reactions. In the following, the code determined the flow and the final atomic abundance in the neon-sodium cycle during the entire nova process. Additionally, the influence of the temperature profile of the novae outburst as well as the thermonuclear reaction rate of the {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na reaction on the final atomic abundance in the outburst has been studied. A characteristic measure for the reactions in astrophysical environments is the thermonuclear reaction rate. The reaction rate of {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na has still strong uncertainties in the temperature range of T = 0.03 - 0.3 GK. These uncertainties are based on insufficient upper limits of the resonance strengths as well as the possible existence of tentative states that are populated in the energy range of E{sup lab}{sub p} = 30 - 300 keV. The research presented in this thesis is dedicated to the experimental study of the {sup 22}Ne(p,{gamma}){sup 23}Na reaction for an improved determination of the

  15. On the origin of the HLX-1 outbursts

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    Sun, Mouyuan; Yan, Zhen; Wu, Qingwen; Liu, Tong

    2016-01-01

    HLX-1, currently the best intermediate-mass black hole candidate, has undergone seven violent outbursts, each with a peak X-ray luminosity of $L_{\\mathrm{peak},\\mathrm{X}}\\sim 10^{42}\\ \\rm{erg\\ s^{-1}}$. Interestingly, the properties of the HLX-1 outbursts evolve with time. In this work, we aim to constrain the physical parameters of the central engine of the HLX-1 outbursts in the framework of the black hole accretion. We find that the physical properties of the HLX-1 outbursts are consistent with being driven by the radiation pressure instability. This scenario can explain the evolution of the recurrent timescales of the HLX-1 outbursts as a function of the durations.

  16. HST Images Flash Ionization of Old Ejecta by the 2011 Eruption of Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis

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    Shara, Michael M; Schaefer, Bradley E; Bond, Howard E; Godon, Patrick; Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark; Pagnotta, Ashley; Prialnik, Dina; Sion, Edward M; Toraskar, Jayashree; Williams, Robert E

    2015-01-01

    T Pyxidis is the only recurrent nova surrounded by knots of material ejected in previous outbursts. Following the eruption that began on 2011 April 14.29, we obtained seven epochs (from 4 to 383 days after eruption) of Hubble Space Telescope narrowband Ha images of T Pyx . The flash of radiation from the nova event had no effect on the ejecta until at least 55 days after the eruption began. Photoionization of hydrogen located north and south of the central star was seen 132 days after the beginning of the eruption. That hydrogen recombined in the following 51 days, allowing us to determine a hydrogen atom density of at least 7e5 cm^-3 - at least an order of magnitude denser than the previously detected, unresolved [NII] knots surrounding T Pyx. Material to the northwest and southeast was photoionized between 132 and 183 days after the eruption began. 99 days later that hydrogen had recombined. Both then (282 days after outburst) and 101 days later, we detected almost no trace of hydrogen emission around T Pyx...

  17. Outbursts in ultracompact X-ray binaries

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    Hameury, J -M

    2016-01-01

    Very faint X-ray binaries appear to be transient in many cases with peak luminosities much fainter than that of usual soft X-ray transients, but their nature still remains elusive. We investigate the possibility that this transient behaviour is due to the same thermal/viscous instability which is responsible for outbursts of bright soft X-ray transients, occurring in ultracompact binaries for adequately low mass-transfer rates. More generally, we investigate the observational consequences of this instability when it occurs in ultracompact binaries. We use our code for modelling the thermal-viscous instability of the accretion disc, assumed here to be hydrogen poor. We also take into account the effects of disc X-ray irradiation, and consider the impact of the mass-transfer rate on the outburst brightness. We find that one can reproduce the observed properties of both the very faint and the brighter short transients (peak luminosity, duration, recurrence times), provided that the viscosity parameter in quiesce...

  18. A Powerful AGN Outburst in RBS 797

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    Cavagnolo, K W; Wise, M W; Nulsen, P E J; Brüggen, M; Gitti, M; Rafferty, D A

    2011-01-01

    Utilizing $\\sim 50$ ks of Chandra X-ray Observatory imaging, we present an analysis of the intracluster medium (ICM) and cavity system in the galaxy cluster RBS 797. In addition to the two previously known cavities in the cluster core, the new and deeper X-ray image has revealed additional structure associated with the active galactic nucleus (AGN). The surface brightness decrements of the two cavities are unusually large, and are consistent with elongated cavities lying close to our line-of-sight. We estimate a total AGN outburst energy and mean jet power of $\\approx 3 - 6 \\times 10^{60}$ erg and $\\approx 3 - 6 \\times 10^{45}$ erg s$^{-1}$, respectively, depending on the assumed geometrical configuration of the cavities. Thus, RBS 797 is apparently among the the most powerful AGN outbursts known in a cluster. The average mass accretion rate needed to power the AGN by accretion alone is $\\sim 1 M_{\\odot}$ yr$^{-1}$. We show that accretion of cold gas onto the AGN at this level is plausible, but that Bondi acc...

  19. V5852 Sgr: an unusual nova possibly associated with the Sagittarius stream

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    Aydi, E.; Mróz, P.; Whitelock, P. A.; Mohamed, S.; Wyrzykowski, Ł.; Udalski, A.; Vaisanen, P.; Nagayama, T.; Dominik, M.; Scholz, A.; Onozato, H.; Williams, R. E.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Nishiyama, S.; Yamagishi, M.; Smith, A. M. S.; Ryu, T.; Iwamatsu, A.; Kawamata, I.

    2016-09-01

    We report spectroscopic and photometric follow-up of the peculiar nova V5852 Sgr (discovered as OGLE-2015-NOVA-01), which exhibits a combination of features from different nova classes. The photometry shows a flat-topped light curve with quasi-periodic oscillations, then a smooth decline followed by two fainter recoveries in brightness. Spectroscopy with the Southern African Large Telescope shows first a classical nova with an Fe II or Fe II b spectral type. In the latter spectrum, broad emissions from helium, nitrogen and oxygen are prominent, and the iron has faded which could be an indication to the start of the nebular phase. The line widths suggest ejection velocities around 1000 km s-1. The nova is in the direction of the Galactic bulge and is heavily reddened by an uncertain amount. The V magnitude 16 days after maximum enables a distance to be estimated and this suggests that the nova may be in the extreme trailing stream of the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy. If so it is the first nova to be detected from that, or from any dwarf spheroidal galaxy. Given the uncertainty of the method and the unusual light curve we cannot rule out the possibility that it is in the bulge or even the Galactic disk behind the bulge.

  20. Classical Motion

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    Mould, Richard A

    2003-01-01

    Preciously given rules allow conscious systems to be included in quantum mechanical systems. There rules are derived from the empirical experience of an observer who witnesses a quantum mechanical interaction leading to the capture of a single particle. In the present paper it is shown that purely classical changes experienced by an observer are consistent with these rules. Three different interactions are considered, two of which combine classical and quantum mechanical changes. The previous...

  1. THE TRANSIENT MOLECULAR ENVELOPE IN THE OUTFLOW OF THE NOVA V2676 Oph DURING ITS EARLY PHASE

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    Nagashima, M.; Arai, A.; Kajikawa, T.; Kawakita, H.; Kitao, E.; Arasaki, T.; Taguchi, G.; Ikeda, Y. [Kyoto Sangyo University, Koyama Astronomical Observatory, Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan)

    2014-01-10

    Novae are generally considered to be ''hot'' astronomical objects which show effective temperatures of 10,000 K or higher at their visual maximum. However, theoretical predictions suggest that the outer envelope of the nova outflow can become cool enough to form molecules which would be dissociated at such high temperatures. We detected strong C{sub 2} and CN absorption bands in the optical spectrum of the nova V2676 Oph, a very slow nova with dust formation. This is the first report of the detection of C{sub 2,} and the second of CN, in novae during an outburst. Although, based on previous studies, such simple molecules are predicted form in the envelope of the outflow, there are few reports of their detection thus far. The presence of the molecular envelope is considered to be very transient, with a duration of only a few days, in the case of V2676 Oph.

  2. Shocks in nova outflows. II. Synchrotron radio emission

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    Vlasov, Andrey Dmitrievich; Metzger, Brian David

    2016-01-01

    The discovery of GeV gamma-rays from classical novae indicates that shocks and relativistic particle acceleration are energetically key in these events. Further evidence for shocks comes from thermal keV X-ray emission and an early peak in the radio light curve on a timescale of months with a brightness temperature which is too high to result from freely expanding photo-ionized gas. Paper I developed a one dimensional model for the thermal emission from nova shocks. This work concluded that the shock-powered radio peak cannot be thermal if line cooling operates in the post-shock gas at the rate determined by collisional ionization equilibrium. Here we extend this calculation to include non-thermal synchrotron emission. Applying our model to three classical novae, we constrain the amplification of the magnetic field $\\epsilon_B$ and the efficiency $\\epsilon_e$ of accelerating relativistic electrons of characteristic Lorentz factor $\\gamma \\sim 100$. If the shocks are radiative (low velocity $v_{\\rm sh} \\lesssi...

  3. Research on Geological Structure Mark of Coal and Gas Outbursts in Pingdingshan Mining Area

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    郭德勇; 韩德馨; 姜光杰

    2002-01-01

    Based on the study of regional displaying rules of coal and gas outburst controlled by geological structure in Pingdingshan mining area, the geological structure features in outburst sites were investigated emphatically. The combination type, orientation and least seam thickness in outburst sites were put forward. This research provides a geological mark for forecasting gas outbursts in deep mining.

  4. YOUNG AGN OUTBURST RUNNING OVER OLDER X-RAY CAVITIES

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    Although the energetic feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGNs) is believed to have a profound effect on the evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, details of AGN heating remain elusive. Here, we study NGC 193—a nearby lenticular galaxy—based on X-ray (Chandra) and radio (Very Large Array and Giant Meter-wave Radio Telescope) observations. These data reveal the complex AGN outburst history of the galaxy: we detect a pair of inner X-ray cavities, an outer X-ray cavity, a shock front, and radio lobes extending beyond the inner cavities. We suggest that the inner cavities were produced ∼78 Myr ago by a weaker AGN outburst, while the outer cavity, the radio lobes, and the shock front are due to a younger (13-26 Myr) and 4-8 times more powerful outburst. Combining this with the observed morphology of NGC 193, we conclude that NGC 193 likely represents the first example of a second, more powerful, AGN outburst overrunning an older, weaker outburst. These results help us to understand how the outburst energy is dissipated uniformly in the core of galaxies, and therefore may play a crucial role in resolving how AGN outbursts suppress the formation of large cooling flows at cluster centers

  5. V1331 Cyg- An outburst of results

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    Choudhary, Arpita; Stecklum, Bringfried; Stapelfeldt, Karl

    2013-07-01

    FU Orionis objects are a class of young stars with large brightness outbursts in the optical. The outbursts lead to strong increase in luminosity due to enhanced accretion and dust removal by the accompanying wind. All FUors have large infrared excess emission from circumstellar dust, and some drive bipolar jets and outflows. V1331 Cyg is a pre-outburst FUor candidate: At distance of ~ 550 pc, at the border of the dark cloud LDN 981. It is associated with an arc-like reflection nebula. It has two nested rings of 9000 and 3300 AU radii respectively, encircled by an expanding CO ring. The HST-WFPC2 imaging was done in 2000 and 2009. The first epoch images were obtained for F606W and F814W filters. The second epoch observations were deeper with one more filter, F450W introduced. Wind-driven expansion has an imprint on the colour profile of the ring, the study of which will be the next step to do. There is a missing ring section to the NW not due to extinction by the dark cloud but represent a shadow, originating close to the star. Our PSF -subtracted planetary camera frames disclosed a knot at ~0.4" from the star in the same direction. Also our analysis of archival Subaru coronagraphic H-band imaging reveals scattered light associated with this feature which was not seen before. Both findings suggest increased height of the matter at distances of ~300 AU which casts the shadow. This might be related to planet formation in the circumstellar disk. The scattering knot is associated with two spiral arms which stretch further out. The UKIDSS JHK images show faint reddened stars in the gap, confirming the presence of dense matter from probably both the protostellar environment and the molecular cloud. Herschel and SCUBA data confirm that V1331 Cyg is the most luminous object in the surroundings, ONLY possible young stellar candidate responsible for the outflow. Narrow-band imaging in the Hα and [SII] line revealed a bipolar outflow, presumed to have a substantial

  6. Pattern Recognition and Forecast of Coal and Gas Outburst

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    2005-01-01

    Coal and gas outburst is a complicated dynamic phenomenon in coal mines, Multi-factor Pattern Recognition is based on the relevant data obtained from research achievements of Geo-dynamic Division, With the help of spatial data management, the Neuron Network and Cluster algorithm are applied to predict the danger probability of coal and gas outburst in each cell of coal mining district. So a coal-mining district can be divided into three areas: dangerous area, minatory area, and safe area. This achievement has been successfully applied for regional prediction of coal and gas outburst in Huainan mining area in China.

  7. Classical electrodynamics

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    Schwinger, Julian Seymour; Milton, K A; Tsai, W Y

    1998-01-01

    This text for the graduate classical electrodynamics course was left unfinished upon Julian Schwinger's death in 1994, but was completed by his coauthors, who have brilliantly recreated the excitement of Schwinger's novel approach. Classical Electrodynamics captures Schwinger's inimitable lecturing style, in which everything flows inexorably from what has gone before. An essential resource for both physicists and their students, the book includes a "Reader's Guide", which describes the major themes in each chapter, suggests a possible path through the book, and identifies topics for inclusion

  8. Classical Motion

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    Mould, R A

    2003-01-01

    Preciously given rules allow conscious systems to be included in quantum mechanical systems. There rules are derived from the empirical experience of an observer who witnesses a quantum mechanical interaction leading to the capture of a single particle. In the present paper it is shown that purely classical changes experienced by an observer are consistent with these rules. Three different interactions are considered, two of which combine classical and quantum mechanical changes. The previously given rules support all of these cases. Key Words: brain states, conscious observer, detector, measurement, probability current, state reduction, von Neumann, wave collapse.

  9. Shocks in nova outflows. II. Synchrotron radio emission

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    Vlasov, Andrey; Vurm, Indrek; Metzger, Brian D.

    2016-08-01

    The discovery of GeV gamma-rays from classical novae indicates that shocks and relativistic particle acceleration are energetically key in these events. Further evidence for shocks comes from thermal keV X-ray emission and an early peak in the radio light curve on a timescale of months with a brightness temperature which is too high to result from freely expanding photo-ionized gas. Paper I developed a one dimensional model for the thermal emission from nova shocks. This work concluded that the shock-powered radio peak cannot be thermal if line cooling operates in the post-shock gas at the rate determined by collisional ionization equilibrium. Here we extend this calculation to include non-thermal synchrotron emission. Applying our model to three classical novae, we constrain the amplification of the magnetic field ɛB and the efficiency ɛe of accelerating relativistic electrons of characteristic Lorentz factor γ ˜ 100. If the shocks are radiative (low velocity v_sh ≲ 1000 km s-1) and cover a large solid angle of the nova outflow, as likely characterize those producing gamma-rays, then values of ɛe ˜ 0.01 - 0.1 are required to achieve the peak radio brightness for ɛB = 10-2. Such high efficiencies exclude secondary pairs from pion decay as the source of the radio-emitting particles, instead favoring the direct acceleration of electrons at the shock. If the radio-emitting shocks are instead adiabatic (high velocity), as likely characterize those responsible for the thermal X-rays, then much higher brightness temperatures are possible, allowing the radio-emitting shocks to cover a smaller outflow solid angle.

  10. Photometric study of DWARF novae

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    Echevarria, J.; Jones, D.

    1983-01-01

    A catalogue of UBVRI photoelectric photometry of dwarf novae available in the literature is presented. A comparison with theoretical colour-colour diagrams from steady state discs is made. A correlation of V magnitude with the depth of the Balmer discontinuity is discussed.

  11. Status for CASA NOVA konsortiet

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    Bonke, Sten

    1997-01-01

    The report reviews the development projects and the results hitherto achieved by the design and build organisation CASA NOVA which is one of four consortia within the R&D programme "Process and Product Development in Building", financed by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Housing....

  12. Look at Epilepsy: Electrical Outbursts in the Brain

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    ... our exit disclaimer . Subscribe A Look at Epilepsy Electrical Outbursts in the Brain When you hear the ... epilepsy. Prevent head injuries by wearing seatbelts and bicycle helmets, and make sure kids are properly secured ...

  13. The First Six Outbursting Cool DA White Dwarf Pulsators

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    Bell, Keaton J; Montgomery, M H; Winget, D E; Fusillo, N P Gentile; Raddi, R; Gänsicke, B T

    2016-01-01

    Extensive observations from the Kepler spacecraft have recently revealed a new outburst phenomenon operating in cool pulsating DA (hydrogen atmosphere) white dwarfs (DAVs). With the introduction of two new outbursting DAVs from K2 Fields 7 (EPIC 229228364) and 8 (EPIC 220453225) in these proceedings, we presently know of six total members of this class of object. We present the observational commonalities of the outbursting DAVs: (1) outbursts that increase the mean stellar flux by up to 15%, last many hours, and recur irregularly on timescales of days; (2) effective temperatures that locate them near the cool edge of the DAV instability strip; and (3) rich pulsation spectra with modes that are observed to wander in amplitude/frequency.

  14. Vertical Convection in Turbulent Accretion Disks and Light Curves of the A0620-00 1975 Outburst

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    Malanchev, Konstantin

    2015-01-01

    We present a model of the non-stationary $\\alpha$-disk with account for the irradiation and the vertical convection in the outer accretion disk where hydrogen is partially ionized. We include the viscous energy generation in the mix-length convection equations in accretion disks. The optical and X-ray light curves of X-ray nova A0620-00 are investigated in terms of this model. The turbulent viscosity parameter of the accretion disk is estimated, $\\alpha = 0.5 \\div 0.6$, which is necessary to explain the luminosity decay rate on the descending branch of the X-ray light curve for the A0620-00 1975 outburst. The secondary luminosity maximum on the light curves is explained by assuming an additional injection of matter into the accretion disk from the optical companion.

  15. KIC 7524178 -- an SU UMa-Type Dwarf Nova Showing Predominantly Negative Superhumps throughout Supercycle

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    Kato, Taichi

    2013-01-01

    We analyzed the Kepler long cadence data of KIC 7524178 (=KIS J192254.92+430905.4), and found that it is an SU UMa-type dwarf nova with frequent normal outbursts. The signal of the negative superhump was always the dominant one even during the superoutburst, in contrast to our common knowledge about superhumps in dwarf novae. The signal of the positive superhump was only transiently seen during the superoutburst, and it quickly decayed after the superoutburst. The frequency variation of the negative superhump was similar to the two previously studied dwarf novae in the Kepler field, V1504 Cyg and V344 Lyr. This is the first object in which the negative superhumps dominate throughout the supercycle. Nevertheless, the superoutburst was faithfully accompanied by the positive superhump, indicating that the tidal eccentric instability is essential for triggering a superoutburst. All the pieces of evidence strengthen the thermal-tidal instability as the origin of the superoutburst and supercycle, making this object...

  16. Outbursts In Symbiotic Binaries (FUSE 2000)

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    Kenyon, Scott J.; Sonneborn, George (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    During the past year, we made good progress on analysis of FUSE observations of the symbiotic binary Z And. For background, Z And is a binary system composed of a red giant and a hot component of unknown status. The orbital period is roughly 750 days. The hot component undergoes large-scale eruptions every 10-20 yr. An outburst began several years ago, triggering this FUSE opportunity. First, we obtained an excellent set of ground-based optical data in support, of the FUSE observations. We used FAST, a high throughput low resolution spectrograph on the 1.5-m telescope at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona. A 300 g/ mm grating blazed at 4750 A, a 3 in. slit, and a thinned Loral 512 x 2688 CCD gave us spectra covering 3800-7500 A at a resolution of 6 A. The wavelength solution for each spectrum has a probable error of +/- 0.5 A or better. Most of the resulting spectra have moderate signal-to-noise, S/.N approx. greater than 30 per pixel. The time coverage for these spectra is excellent. Typically, we acquired spectra every 1-2 nights during dark runs at Mt. Hopkins. These data cover most of the rise and all of the decline of the recent outburst. The spectra show a wealth of emission lines, including H I, He I, He II, [Fe V11], and the Raman scattering bands at 6830 A and 7088 A. The Raman bands and other high ionization features vary considerably throughout the outburst. These features will enable us to correlate variations in the FUSE spectra with variations in the optical spectra. Second, we began an analysis of FUSE spectra of Z And. We have carefully examined the spectra, identifying real features and defects. We have identified and measured fluxes for all strong emission lines, including the O VI doublet at 1032 A and 1038 A. These and several other strong emission lines display pronounced P Cygni absorption components indicative of outgrowing gas. We will attempt to correlate these velocities with similar profiles observed on optical spectra. The line velocities - together

  17. V5852 Sgr: An Unusual Nova Possibly Associated with the Sagittarius Stream

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    Aydi, E; Whitelock, P A; Mohamed, S; Wyrzykowski, Ł; Udalski, A; Vaisanen, P; Nagayama, T; Dominik, M; Scholz, A; Onozato, H; Williams, R E; Hodgkin, S T; Nishiyama, S; Yamagishi, M; Smith, A M S; Ryu, T; Iwamatsu, A; Kawamata, I

    2016-01-01

    We report spectroscopic and photometric follow-up of the peculiar nova V5852~Sgr (discovered as OGLE-2015-NOVA-01), which exhibits a combination of features from different nova classes. The photometry shows a flat-topped light curve with quasi-periodic oscillations, then a smooth decline followed by two fainter recoveries in brightness. Spectroscopy with the Southern African Large Telescope shows first a classical nova with an Fe II or Fe IIb spectral type. In the later spectrum, broad emissions from helium, nitrogen and oxygen are prominent and the iron has faded which could be an indication to the start of the nebular phase. The line widths suggest ejection velocities around $1000\\,{\\rm km\\,s^{-1}}$. The nova is in the direction of the Galactic bulge and is heavily reddened by an uncertain amount. The $V$ magnitude 16 days after maximum enables a distance to be estimated and this suggests that the nova may be in the extreme trailing stream of the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy. If so it is the first no...

  18. Accretion Flow Properties of MAXI J1543–564 during 2011 Outburst from the TCAF Solution

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    Chatterjee, Debjit; Debnath, Dipak; Chakrabarti, Sandip K.; Mondal, Santanu; Jana, Arghajit

    2016-08-01

    We derive accretion flow properties of the transient black hole candidate (BHC) MAXI J1543–564 using the RXTE data. We use the two-component advective flow (TCAF) solution to fit the data of the initial rising phase of outburst (from 2011 May 10 to 15). The 2.5–25 keV spectra are fitted using the TCAF solution fits file as a local additive table model in XSPEC. We extract physical flow parameters such as the two-component (Keplerian disk and sub-Keplerian halo) accretion rates and size and the property of the Compton cloud (post-shock region close to a black hole). Similar to other classical transient BHCs, monotonic evolution of low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) is observed during the rising phase of the outburst, which is fitted with the propagating oscillatory shock (POS) model, which describes how the Compton cloud properties change from day to day. From the nature of variations of TCAF model fitted physical flow parameters and QPOs, we only found hard-intermediate and soft-intermediate spectral states during this phase of the outburst under study. We also calculated the frequency of the dominating QPOs from the TCAF model fitted shock parameters and found that they roughly match with the observed and POS model fitted values. From our spectro-temporal study of the source with TCAF and POS models, the most probable mass of the BHC is found to be 12.6–14.0 M ⊙, or {13}-0.4+1.0 {M}ȯ .

  19. Accretion Flow Properties of MAXI J1543-564 during 2011 Outburst from the TCAF Solution

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    Chatterjee, Debjit; Debnath, Dipak; Chakrabarti, Sandip K.; Mondal, Santanu; Jana, Arghajit

    2016-08-01

    We derive accretion flow properties of the transient black hole candidate (BHC) MAXI J1543-564 using the RXTE data. We use the two-component advective flow (TCAF) solution to fit the data of the initial rising phase of outburst (from 2011 May 10 to 15). The 2.5-25 keV spectra are fitted using the TCAF solution fits file as a local additive table model in XSPEC. We extract physical flow parameters such as the two-component (Keplerian disk and sub-Keplerian halo) accretion rates and size and the property of the Compton cloud (post-shock region close to a black hole). Similar to other classical transient BHCs, monotonic evolution of low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) is observed during the rising phase of the outburst, which is fitted with the propagating oscillatory shock (POS) model, which describes how the Compton cloud properties change from day to day. From the nature of variations of TCAF model fitted physical flow parameters and QPOs, we only found hard-intermediate and soft-intermediate spectral states during this phase of the outburst under study. We also calculated the frequency of the dominating QPOs from the TCAF model fitted shock parameters and found that they roughly match with the observed and POS model fitted values. From our spectro-temporal study of the source with TCAF and POS models, the most probable mass of the BHC is found to be 12.6-14.0 M ⊙, or {13}-0.4+1.0 {M}⊙ .

  20. Three-dimensional modeling of the asymmetric blast wave from the 2006 outburst of RS Ophiuchi: Early X-ray emission

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    Orlando, S; Laming, J M

    2008-01-01

    Chandra/HETG observations of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi at day 13.9 of its 2006 outburst reveal a spectrum covering a large range in plasma temperature and characterized by asymmetric and blue-shifted emission lines. We investigate the origin of these asymmetries and broadening of emission lines. We perform 3-D hydrodynamic simulations of the blast wave from the 2006 outburst, propagating through the inhomogeneous CSM. The model takes into account the thermal conduction (including the effects of heat flux saturation) and the radiative cooling. From the simulations, we synthesize the X-ray emission and derive the spectra as they would be observed with Chandra/HETG. Our model reproduces the observed X-ray emission in a natural way if the CSM in which the outburst occurred is characterized by an equatorial density enhancement. Our ``best-fit'' model predicts that most of the early X-ray emission originates from a small region propagating in the direction perpendicular to the line-of-sight and localized just ...

  1. The nova-like variables

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    Dhillon, V S

    1995-01-01

    We review optical observations and theoretical models of the non-magnetic nova-like variables (UX UMa, VY Scl and SW Sex stars). A brief discussion of the classification scheme is followed by a statistical overview of the observed properties. The most important features of each of the sub-classes are then reviewed, concluding with a summary of the theoretical models invoked to understand these systems.

  2. V2487 Oph 1998: a post nova in an intermediate polar

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available V2487 Oph (Nova Oph 1998 is a classical nova that exploded in 1998. XMM-Newton observations performed between 2 and 9 years after the explosion showed emission related to restablished accretion, and indicative of a magnetic white dwarf. The spectrum looks like that of a cataclysmic variable of the intermediate polar type. Anyway, we don’t have yet a definitive confirmation of the intermediate polar character, through determination of spin and orbital periods. Although it is not the first nova exploding in a magnetic white dwarf, it is always challenging to reach explosive conditions when a standard accretion disk can’t be formed, because of the magnetic field. In addition, V2487 Oph has been the first nova where a detection of X-rays - in the host binary system – has been reported prior to its eruption, in 1990 with the ROSAT satellite. V2487 Oph has been also detected in hard X-rays with INTEGRAL/IBIS and RXTE/PCA. Last but not least, V2487 Oph has been identified as a recurrent nova in 2008, since a prior eruption in 1900 has been reported through analysis of Harvard photographic plates. Therefore, it is expected to host a massive white dwarf and be a candidate for a type Ia supernova explosion. In a recent study of the progenitors of galactic novae, it has been emphasized that V2487 Oph is an important and interesting object, "intermediate" between the "standard" classical novae and other historical and well-known recurrent novae with shorter recurrence periods. It could be that in the end there’s a continuous distribution of recurrence periods, instead of the common understanding up to now that "classical" and "recurrent" novae were quite apart (with recurrence periods of more than 104 years and less than 100years - approximately - respectively. We present the results of our campaign of several observations with XMM-Newton. The consequences for the understanding of such a puzzling object are discussed.

  3. Accretion Flow Properties of MAXI J1543-564 During 2011 Outburst from TCAF Solution

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    Chatterjee, Debjit; Chakrabarti, Sandip K; Mondal, Santanu; Jana, Arghajit

    2016-01-01

    We derive accretion flow properties of the transient black hole candidate (BHC) MAXI~J1543-564 using the RXTE data. We use Two-Component Advective Flow (TCAF) solution to fit the data of the very initial rising phase of outburst (from 2011 May 10 to 2011 May 15). $2.5-25$~keV spectra are fitted using the TCAF solution {\\it fits} file as a local additive table model in XSPEC. We extract physical flow parameters such as the two component (Keplerian disk and sub-Keplerian halo) accretion rates and size and the property of the Compton cloud (post shock region close to a black hole). Similar to other classical transient BHCs, monotonic evolution of low frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) are observed during the rising phase of the outburst, which is fitted with the propagating oscillatory shock (POS) model which describes how the Compton cloud properties change from day to day. From the nature of variations of TCAF model fitted physical flow parameters and QPOs, we only found hard-intermediate and soft-in...

  4. Searching for nova shells around cataclysmic variables

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    Sahman, D. I.; Dhillon, V. S.; Knigge, C.; Marsh, T. R.

    2015-08-01

    We present the results of a search for nova shells around 101 cataclysmic variables (CVs), using H α images taken with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT) and the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope Photometric H α Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS). Both telescopes are located on La Palma. We concentrated our WHT search on nova-like variables, whilst our IPHAS search covered all CVs in the IPHAS footprint. We found one shell out of the 24 nova-like variables we examined. The newly discovered shell is around V1315 Aql and has a radius of ˜2.5 arcmin, indicative of a nova eruption approximately 120 yr ago. This result is consistent with the idea that the high mass-transfer rate exhibited by nova-like variables is due to enhanced irradiation of the secondary by the hot white dwarf following a recent nova eruption. The implications of our observations for the lifetime of the nova-like variable phase are discussed. We also examined four asynchronous polars, but found no new shells around any of them, so we are unable to confirm that a recent nova eruption is the cause of the asynchronicity in the white dwarf spin. We find tentative evidence of a faint shell around the dwarf nova V1363 Cyg. In addition, we find evidence for a light echo around the nova V2275 Cyg, which erupted in 2001, indicative of an earlier nova eruption ˜300 yr ago, making V2275 Cyg a possible recurrent nova.

  5. Eclipse maps of spiral shocks in the accretion disc of IP Pegasi in outburst

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    Baptista, R; Steeghs, D; Baptista, Raymundo

    2000-01-01

    Eclipse lightcurves of the dwarf nova IP Peg during the November 1996outburst are analysed with eclipse mapping techniques to constrain the locationand investigate the spatial structure of the spiral shocks observed in theDoppler tomograms (Harlaftis et al. 1999). Eclipse maps in the blue continuumand in the CIII+NIII 4650 emission line show two asymmetric arcs of \\sim 90degrees in azimuth and extending from intermediate to the outer disc regions (R\\simeq 0.2 - 0.6 R_{L1}, where R_{L1} is the distance from disc centre to theinner Lagrangian point) which are interpreted as being the spiral shocks seenin the Doppler tomograms. The HeII 4686 eclipse map also shows two asymmetricarcs diluted by a central brightness source. The central source probablycorresponds to the low-velocity component seen in the Doppler tomogram and isunderstood in terms of gas outflow in a wind emanating from the inner parts ofthe disc. We estimate that the spirals contribute about 16 and 30 per cent ofthe total line flux, respectively, f...

  6. HOPS 383: AN OUTBURSTING CLASS 0 PROTOSTAR IN ORION

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    Safron, Emily J.; Megeath, S. Thomas; Booker, Joseph [Ritter Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (United States); Fischer, William J. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States); Furlan, Elise; Rebull, Luisa M. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (United States); Stutz, Amelia M. [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg (Germany); Stanke, Thomas [European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München (Germany); Billot, Nicolas [Instituto de Radio Astronomía Milimétrica, Granada (Spain); Tobin, John J. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden (Netherlands); Ali, Babar [Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO (United States); Allen, Lori E. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ (United States); Watson, Dan M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States); Wilson, T. L., E-mail: wjfischer@gmail.com [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States)

    2015-02-10

    We report the dramatic mid-infrared brightening between 2004 and 2006 of Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS) 383, a deeply embedded protostar adjacent to NGC 1977 in Orion. By 2008, the source became a factor of 35 brighter at 24 μm with a brightness increase also apparent at 4.5 μm. The outburst is also detected in the submillimeter by comparing APEX/SABOCA to SCUBA data, and a scattered-light nebula appeared in NEWFIRM K{sub s} imaging. The post-outburst spectral energy distribution indicates a Class 0 source with a dense envelope and a luminosity between 6 and 14 L{sub ⊙}. Post-outburst time-series mid- and far-infrared photometry show no long-term fading and variability at the 18% level between 2009 and 2012. HOPS 383 is the first outbursting Class 0 object discovered, pointing to the importance of episodic accretion at early stages in the star formation process. Its dramatic rise and lack of fading over a 6 year period hint that it may be similar to FU Ori outbursts, although the luminosity appears to be significantly smaller than the canonical luminosities of such objects.

  7. 2014-2015 Multiple Outbursts of 15P/Finlay

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    Ishiguro, Masateru; Hanayama, Hidekazu; Kwon, Yuna Grace; Kim, Yoonyoung; Lee, Myung Gyoon; Watanabe, Makoto; Akitaya, Hiroshi; Kawabata, Koji; Itoh, Ryosuke; Nakaoka, Tatsuya; Yoshida, Michitoshi; Imai, Masataka; Sarugaku, Yuki; Yanagisawa, Kenshi; Ohta, Kouji; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Miyaji, Takeshi; Fukushima, Hideo; Honda, Satoshi; Takahashi, Jun; Sato, Mikiya; Vaubaillon, Jeremie J; Watanabe, Jun-ichi

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    Multiple outbursts of a Jupiter-family comet, 15P/Finlay, occurred from late 2014 to early 2015. We conducted an observation of the comet after the first outburst and subsequently witnessed another outburst on 2015 January 15.6-15.7. The gas, consisting mostly of C2 and CN, and dust particles expanded at speeds of 1,110 +/- 180 m/s and 570 +/- 40 m/s at a heliocentric distance of 1.0 AU. We estimated the maximum ratio of solar radiation pressure with respect to the solar gravity beta_max = 1.6 +/- 0.2, which is consistent with porous dust particles composed of silicates and organics. We found that 10^8-10^9 kg of dust particles (assumed to be 0.3 micron - 1 mm) were ejected through each outburst. Although the total mass is three orders of magnitude smaller than that of the 17P/Holmes event observed in 2007, the kinetic energy per unit mass (104 J/kg) is equivalent to the estimated values of 17P/Holmes and 332P/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami), suggesting that the outbursts were caused by a similar physical mechanism....

  8. Drilling coal seam outbursts where particle size matters

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    Gray, I. [Sigra Pty Ltd. (Australia)

    2009-10-01

    The paper is distilled from the ACARP report 'Coal mine outburst mechanisms, thresholds and predication techniques' originally written in 2006 and added to from recent direct experience of outburst conditions in Central Asian Mines. In an endeavour to provide a basis of prediction as to whether an outburst will occur it takes the approach of examining the total energy that may be released in an outburst. The sources of energy considered are the strain energy that may be released in failure of the coal and in the release of gas. Two modes of gas release are considered, one from pore space and one from diffusion. In the latter case a new model is developed to describe the potential energy release from diffusing particles. In the Australian context it is considered that the elements of energy release due to gas dominate. The critical factors that contributing to energy release in an outburst are: gas content/gas pressure; diffusion coefficient; sorption isotherm; particle size. The less critical factors are: free pore space; stress; and stiffness. 1 ref., 2 figs.

  9. The MAXI/GSC Nova-Alert System and results of its first 68 months

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    Negoro, Hitoshi; Kohama, Mitsuhiro; Serino, Motoko; Saito, Hiroki; Takahashi, Tomonori; Miyoshi, Sho; Ozawa, Hiroshi; Suwa, Fumitoshi; Asada, Masato; Fukushima, Kosuke; Eguchi, Satoshi; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kennea, Jamie; Mihara, Tatehiro; Morii, Mikio; Nakahira, Satoshi; Ogawa, Yuji; Sugawara, Aya; Tomida, Hiroshi; Ueno, Shiro; Ishikawa, Masaki; Isobe, Naoki; Kawamuro, Taiki; Kimura, Masashi; Masumitsu, Takahiro; Nakagawa, Yujin E.; Nakajima, Motoki; Sakamoto, Takanori; Shidatsu, Megumi; Sugizaki, Mutsumi; Sugimoto, Juri; Suzuki, Kazuhiko; Takagi, Toshihiro; Tanaka, Kazuki; Tsuboi, Yohko; Tsunemi, Hiroshi; Ueda, Yoshihiro; Yamaoka, Kazutaka; Yamauchi, Makoto; Yoshida, Atsumasa; Matsuoka, Masaru

    2016-06-01

    Various transient phenomena on a timescale ranging from seconds to days appear at unexpected sky positions in X-rays. MAXI, Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image, on the International Space Station has been monitoring about 95% of the sky a day and has detected transient objects since 2009 August. Here, we describe quasi-real-time data processing systems of MAXI and a subsequent nova-alert system to find transient objects, and present the capabilities for the nova-alert system to detect transient events with excess fluxes from ≳80 mCrab in a single scan transit to ≳8 mCrab for 4 d, and to send prompt alert information to the world in less than 30 s after the onboard detection of a burst, making the best use of the International Space Station (ISS) real-time network. We also report on highlights of scientific results obtained with the system until the end of the first extended mission phase, 2015 March. Including 15 X-ray novae solely or independently discovered, we have reported on 177 transient phenomena, such as X-ray bursts, outbursts, and state transitions of X-ray binaries and X-ray flares from active stars and blazars, via the Astronomer's Telegram, and on 63 burst phenomena of other types via the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network. We summarize the results of these transient sources and phenomena focusing on the detections with the nova-alert system, and some new transients yet unpublished or requiring attention.

  10. Classical tachyons

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    A review of tachyons, with particular attention to their classical theory, is presented. The extension of Special Relativity to tachyons in two dimensional is first presented, an elegant model-theory which allows a better understanding also of ordinary physics. Then, the results are extended to the four-dimensional case (particular on tachyon mechanics) that can be derived without assuming the existence of Super-luminal reference-frames. Localizability and the unexpected apparent shape of tachyonic objects are discussed, and it is shown (on the basis of tachyon kinematics) how to solve the common causal paradoxes. In connection with General Relativity, particularly the problem of the apparent superluminal expansions in astrophysics is reviewed. The problem (still open) of the extension of relativitic theories to tachyons in four dimensions is tackled, and the electromagnetic theory of tachyons, a topic that can be relevant also for the experimental side, is reviewed. (Author)

  11. Hydrodynamic Studies of the Evolution of Recurrent, Symbiotic, and Dwarf Novae: The White Dwarf Components are Growing in Mass

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    Starrfield, S; Iliadis, C; Hix, W R; Arnett, W D; Meakin, C; Sparks, W M

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    Symbiotic binaries are systems containing white dwarfs (WDs) and red giants. Symbiotic novae are those systems in which thermonuclear eruptions occur on the WD components. These are to be distinguished from events driven by accretion disk instabilities analogous to dwarf novae eruptions in cataclysmic variable outbursts. Another class of symbiotic systems are those in which the WD is extremely luminous and it seems likely that quiescent nuclear burning is ongoing on the accreting WD. A fundamental question is the secular evolution of the WD. Do the repeated outbursts or quiescent burning in these accreting systems cause the WD to gain or lose mass? If it is gaining mass, can it eventually reach the Chandrasekhar Limit and become a supernova (a SN Ia if it can hide the hydrogen and helium in the system)? In order to better understand these systems, we have begun a new study of the evolution of Thermonuclear Runaways (TNRs) in the accreted envelopes of WDs using a variety of initial WD masses, luminosities and ...

  12. Dwarf nova oscillations and quasi-periodic oscillations in cataclysmic variables -- VI. Spin rates, propellering, and coherence

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    Warner, Brian

    2007-01-01

    We examine published observations of dwarf nova oscillations (DNOs) on the rise and decline of outbursts and show that their rates of change are in reasonable agreement with those predicted from the magnetic accretion model. We find evidence for propellering in the late stages of outburst of several dwarf novae, as shown by reductions in EUVE fluxes and from rapid increases of the DNO periods. Reanalysis of DNOs observed in TY PsA, which had particularly large amplitudes, shows that the apparent loss of coherence during late decline is better described as a regular switching between two nearby periods. It is partly this and the rapid deceleration in some systems that make the DNOs harder to detect. We suggest that the 28.95 s periodicity in WZ Sge, which has long been a puzzle, is caused by heated regions in the disc, just beyond the corotation radius, which are a consequence of magnetic coupling between the primary and gas in the accretion disc. This leads to a possible new interpretation of the `longer peri...

  13. DASCH J075731.1+201735: Discovery of A Peculiar Slow Nova in A Peculiar Symbiotic Binary

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    Tang, Sumin; Moe, Maxwell; Orosz, Jerome; Kurucz, Robert; Quinn, Samuel; Servillat, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of a peculiar slow nova (designated DASCH J075731.1+201735 or J0757) discovered using digitized scans from our DASCH project of the Harvard College Observatory archival photographic plates. The source brightened by about 1.5 magnitudes in B within a year starting in 1942, and then slowly faded back to its pre-outburst brightness from 1943 to ~1950s. Its current spectral type is M0III. The mean brightness level was stable before and after the outburst, and ellipsoidal variations with a period of $P=119.18\\pm0.07$ days are seen, indicating that the red giant is at least close to filling its Roche lobe. Radial-velocity measurements indicate that the orbit is nearly circular ($e=0.02\\pm 0.01$) with a spectroscopic period that is the same as the photometric period. Unlike other symbiotic stars, there is no sign of emission lines or a stellar wind in the spectra. With an outburst timescale of ~10 yr and estimated B band peak luminosity $M_B\\sim1.4$, J0757 is dif...

  14. The physics of black hole x ray novae

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    Wheeler, J. C.; Kim, S.-W.; Moscoso, M. D.; Mineshige, S.

    1994-01-01

    X-ray transients that are established or plausible black hole candidates have been discovered at a rate of about one per year in the galaxy for the last five years. There are now well over a dozen black hole candidates, most being in the category of X-ray novae with low-mass companions. There may be hundreds of such transient systems in the galaxy yet to be discovered. Classic black hole candidates like Cygnus X-1 with massive companions are in the minority, and their census in the galaxy and magellanic clouds is likely to be complete. The black hole X-ray novae (BHXN) do not represent only the most common environment in which to discover black holes. Their time dependence gives a major new probe with which to study the physics of accretion into black holes. The BHXN show both a soft X-ray flux from an optically thick disk and a hard power law tail that is reminiscent of AGN spectra. The result may be new insight into the classical systems like Cyg X-1 and LMC X-1 that show similar power law tails, but also to accretion into supermassive black holes and AGN.

  15. "Anti-glitches" in the Quark-Nova model for AXPs

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    Ouyed, Rachid; Koning, Nico

    2013-01-01

    In the Quark-Nova model, AXPs are quark stars surrounded by a degenerate iron-rich Keplerian ring (a few stellar radii away). AXP bursts are caused by accretion of chunks from the inner edge of the ring following magnetic field penetration. For bright bursts, the inner disk is prone to radiation induced warping which can tilt it into counter-rotation (i.e. retrograde). For AXP 1E2259+586, the 2002 burst satisfies the condition for the formation of a retrograde inner ring. We hypothesize the 2002 burst reversed the inner ring setting the scene for the 2012 outburst and "anti-glitch" when the retrograde inner ring was suddenly accreted leading to the basic observed properties of the 2012 event.

  16. X-Ray Flashes in Recurrent Novae: M31N 2008-12a and the Implications of the Swift Non-detection

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    Kato, Mariko; Henze, Martin; Ness, Jan-Uwe; Osborne, Julian P; Page, Kim L; Darnley, Matthew J; Bode, Michael F; Shafter, Allen W; Hernanz, Margarita; Gehrels, Neil; Kennea, Jamie; Hachisu, Izumi

    2016-01-01

    Models of nova outbursts suggest that an X-ray flash should occur just after hydrogen ignition. However, this X-ray flash has never been observationally confirmed. We present four theoretical light curves of the X-ray flash for two very massive white dwarfs (WDs) of 1.380 and 1.385 M_sun and for two recurrence periods of 0.5 and 1 years. The duration of the X-ray flash is shorter for a more massive WD and for a longer recurrence period. The shortest duration of 14 hours (0.6 days) among the four cases is obtained for the 1.385 M_sun WD with one year recurrence period. In general, a nova explosion is relatively weak for a very short recurrence period, which results in a rather slow evolution toward the optical peak. This slow timescale and the predictability of very short recurrence period novae give us a chance to observe X-ray flashes of recurrent novae. In this context, we report the first attempt, using the Swift observatory, to detect an X-ray flash of the recurrent nova M31N 2008-12a (0.5 or 1 year recur...

  17. A transitoriedade: uma nova leitura

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    José Otávio de Vasconcellos Naves

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, o texto de Freud Vergänglichkeit (1916 ganha uma nova perspectiva: é a consciência, transitória, que se ocupa do importante intercâmbio entre o eu e o mundo. Entretanto, ela e a sua transitoriedade adoecem. Na paranóia, ela se perde num futuro aterrador para se reencontrar numa realidade delirante. Na melancolia, a consciência se perde no passado, exaurindo-se na reconstituição de um objeto de desejo impossível de ser considerado como perdido.

  18. Water outburst activity in Comet 17P/Holmes

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    de Almeida, Amaury A.; Boice, Daniel C.; Picazzio, Enos; Huebner, Walter F.

    2016-08-01

    Cometary outbursts are sporadic events whose mechanisms are not well known where the activity and consequently the brightness can increase hundreds of thousands of times within a few hours to several days. This indicates a dramatic departure from thermal equilibrium between the comet and interplanetary space and is usually documented by "light curves". In a typical cometary outburst, the brightness can increase by 2-5 magnitudes (Whitney, 1955; Gronkowski and Wesolowski, 2015). In only 42 h, Comet 17P/Holmes was reported to brighten from a magnitude of about 17 to about 2.4 at the height of the burst, representing the largest known outburst by a comet. We present the H2O production rate of Holmes for the megaburst occurring between 23 and 24 October 2007. For this, we selected more than 1900 photometric observations from the International Comet Quarterly Archive of Photometric Data (Green, 2007) and use the Semi-Empirical Method of Visual Magnitudes (SEMVM; de Almeida et al., 2007). We clearly show that the comet achieved an average water production rate of 5 × 1029 molecules s-1, corresponding to a water gas loss rate of 14,960 kg s-1, in very good agreement with Schleicher (2009) who derived the water production rate using OH measurements on 1 Nov 2007 (about 8 days after the outburst). We discuss possible physical processes that might cause cometary outbursts and propose a new qualitative mechanism, the Pressurized Obstructed Pore (POP) model. The key feature of POP is the recrystallization of water in the surface regolith as it cools, plugging pores and blocking the release of subsurface gas flow. As the interior gas pressure increases, an outburst is eventually triggered. POP is consistent with current observations and can be tested in the future with observations (e.g., Rosetta in situ measurements) and detailed simulations.

  19. Modeling the 2010 blast wave of the symbiotic-like nova V407 Cygni

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    Orlando, S

    2011-01-01

    (Abridged) The symbiotic-like binary Mira and nova V407 Cyg was observed in outburst on March 2010 and monitored in several wavelength bands. Here we report on multi-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations describing the 2010 outburst of V407 Cyg, exploring the first 60 days of evolution. The model takes into account thermal conduction and radiative cooling; the pre-explosion system conditions included the companion star and a circumbinary density enhancement. The simulations showed that the blast and the ejecta distribution are both aspherical due to the inhomogeneous circumstellar medium in which they expand; in particular they are significantly collimated in polar directions (producing a bipolar shock morphology) if the circumstellar envelope is characterized by an equatorial density enhancement. The blast is partially shielded by the Mira companion, producing a wake with dense and hot post-shock plasma on the rear side of the companion star; most of the X-ray emission produced during the evolution of the bla...

  20. A FAR ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPIC EXPLORER SURVEY OF HIGH-DECLINATION DWARF NOVAE

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    We present a spectral analysis of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) spectra of eight high-declination dwarf novae (DNs) obtained from a Cycle 7 FUSE survey. These DN systems have not been previously studied in the UV and little is known about their white dwarfs (WDs) or accretion disks. We carry out the spectral analysis of the FUSE data using synthetic spectra generated with the codes TLUSTY and SYNSPEC. For two faint objects (AQ Men and V433 Ara) we can only assess a lower limit for the WD temperature or mass accretion rate. NSV 10934 was caught in a quiescent state and its spectrum is consistent with a low-mass accretion rate disk. For five objects (HP Nor, DT Aps, AM Cas, FO Per, and ES Dra), we obtain WD temperatures between 34,000 K and 40,000 K and/or mass accretion rates consistent with intermediate to outburst states. These temperatures reflect the heating of the WD due to on-going accretion and are similar to the temperatures of other DNs observed on the rise to, and in decline from outburst. The WD temperatures we obtain should therefore be considered as upper limits, and it is likely that during quiescence AM Cas, FO Per, and ES Dra are near the average WD Teff for catalcysmic variables above the period gap (∼30,000 K), similar to U Gem, SS Aur, and RX And.

  1. Common Envelope ejection for a Luminous Red Nova in M101

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    Blagorodnova, N; Polshaw, J; Kasliwal, M M; Cao, Y; Cody, A M; Doran, G B; Elias-Rosa, N; Fraser, M; Fremling, C; Gonzalez-Fernandez, C; Harmanen, J; Jencson, J; Kankare, E; Kudritzki, R -P; Kulkarni, S R; Magnier, E; Manulis, I; Masci, F J; Mattila, S; Nugent, P; Ochner, P; Pastorello, A; Reynolds, T; Smith, K; Sollerman, J; Taddia, F; Terreran, G; Tomasella, L; Turatto, M; Vreeswijk, P; Wozniak, P; Zaggia, S

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    We present the results of optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared observations of M101 OT2015-1 (PSN J14021678+5426205), a luminous red nova in M101 galaxy, spanning 16 years. The lightcurve of the object showed two peaks with absolute magnitudes $M_R\\leq-12.4$ and $M_R=-12$, on 2014 November 11 and 2016 February 17 respectively. The spectral energy distributions during the second maximum show a cool outburst temperature of $\\approx$ 3700 K and low velocity ($\\approx$ 300 km s$^{-1}$) for H I, Ca II, Ba II and K I lines. Archival data, from 15 to 8 years before the outburst, show a progenitor star that is an F-type yellow super-giant with $L$~$\\geq$~8.7~$\\times\\ 10^4$ L$_{\\odot}$ and temperature $\\approx$7000 K. This star has just finished the H burning phase in the core, started expanding, and now is crossing the Hertzsprung gap. We argue that the progenitor is a binary system, with masses $\\rm{M1}\\sim 18$ M$_{\\odot}$and $\\rm{M2}\\sim16.2$ M$_{\\odot}$, with the more evolved system overfilling the Roche lobe....

  2. Nova laser assurance-management system

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    In a well managed project, Quality Assurance is an integral part of the management activities performed on a daily basis. Management assures successful performance within budget and on schedule by using all the good business, scientific, engineering, quality assurance, and safety practices available. Quality assurance and safety practices employed on Nova are put in perspective by integrating them into the overall function of good project management. The Nova assurance management system was developed using the quality assurance (QA) approach first implemented at LLNL in early 1978. The LLNL QA program is described as an introduction to the Nova assurance management system. The Nova system is described pictorially through the Nova configuration, subsystems and major components, interjecting the QA techniques which are being pragmatically used to assure the successful completion of the project

  3. Isotopic 32S/33S ratio as a diagnostic of presolar grains from novae

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    A. Parikh

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Measurements of sulphur isotopes in presolar grains can help to identify the astrophysical sites in which these grains were formed. A more precise thermonuclear rate of the 33S(p,γ34Cl reaction is required, however, to assess the diagnostic ability of sulphur isotopic ratios. We have studied the 33S(3He,d34Cl proton-transfer reaction at 25 MeV using a high-resolution quadrupole–dipole–dipole–dipole magnetic spectrograph. Deuteron spectra were measured at ten scattering angles between 10° and 55°. Twenty-four levels in 34Cl over Ex=4.6–5.9 MeV were observed, including three levels for the first time. Proton spectroscopic factors were extracted for the first time for levels above the 33S + p threshold, spanning the energy range required for calculations of the thermonuclear 33S(p,γ34Cl rate in classical nova explosions. We have determined a new 33S(p,γ34Cl rate using a Monte Carlo method and have performed new hydrodynamic nova simulations to determine the impact on nova nucleosynthesis of remaining nuclear physics uncertainties in the reaction rate. We find that these uncertainties lead to a factor of ≤5 variation in the 33S(p,γ34Cl rate over typical nova peak temperatures, and variation in the ejected nova yields of SCa isotopes by ≤20%. In particular, the predicted 32S/33S ratio is 110–130 for the nova model considered, compared to 110–440 with previous rate uncertainties. As recent type II supernova models predict ratios of 130–200, the 32S/33S ratio may be used to distinguish between grains of nova and supernova origin.

  4. Maverick Comet Splits during Dramatic Outburst

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    New ESO Observations of P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 A few months ago, Periodic Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 underwent a dramatic and completely unexpected, thousand-fold brightening. At that time, the cause for this interesting event was unknown. However, observations with the two largest ESO telescopes have now shown that the ``dirty snowball'' nucleus of this comet has recently split into at least four individual pieces [1]. There is little doubt that the outburst and the splitting event(s) are closely related and that the greatly increased dust and gas production is due to ``fresh'' material of the icy cometary nucleus becoming exposed to the surrounding space for the first time. A Comet with a Troubled History Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 was discovered on May 2, 1930, on a photographic plate obtained at the Hamburg Observatory (Germany) by two astronomers at this institution, Arnold Schwassmann and Arthur Arno Wachmann. The subsequent observations showed that the comet moved in an elliptical orbit with a revolution period of somewhat more than 5 years. Great efforts were expended to observe the comet during the next returns, but it was not recovered until nearly 50 years and eight revolutions later, when its faint image was found of a plate obtained in August 1979 with a telescope at the Perth Observatory in Western Australia. It was missed in 1984, but was sighted again in 1989 and most recently in 1994. Thus this comet has only been observed during four out of thirteen approaches since 1930. While this may be partly due to a less advantageous location in the sky at some returns, it is also a strong indication that the comet behaves unpredictably and must have a quite variable brightness. For the sake of convenience this comet is often referred to as ``SW-3'' by professional astronomers. Recent orbital calculations have shown that it was inserted into the present, short-period orbit by the strong gravitational pull of Jupiter during several, relatively close

  5. Outburst flood evolution at Russell Glacier, western Greenland

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    Carrivick, Jonathan; Russell, Andrew; Ingeman-Nielsen, Thomas;

    2013-01-01

    of the evolution of a bedrockchannelled outburst flood. Channel topography was obtained from digitised aerial photographs, a 5m grid resolution DEM and bathymetric surveys. Flood inundation was measured in the field from dGPS measurements. Flood evolution was analysed with application of a numerical model. Novel...

  6. Outburst flood evolution at Russell Glacier, western Greenland

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    Carrivick, Jonathan L.; Turner, Andy G.D.; Russell, Andrew J.;

    2013-01-01

    quantification of the evolution of a bedrock-channelled outburst flood. Channel topography was obtained from digitised aerial photographs, a 5 m grid resolution DEM and bathymetric surveys. Flood inundation was measured in the field from dGPS measurements. Flood evolution was analysed with application...

  7. A New Luminous Outburst from SN 2009ip

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    Drake, A. J.; Howerton, S.; McNaught, R.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Mahabal, A. A.; Graham, M. J.; Williams, R.; Prieto, J.; Catelan, M.; Christensen, E.; Larson, S.

    2012-08-01

    Further to Drake et al. (2010, Atel#2897), we report the discovery of a new bright outburst from spectroscopically confirmed LBV (Supernova Impostor) SN 2009ip (Maza et al. 2009; CBET#1928, Berger et al. 2009, ATEL#2184; Smith et al. 2010; Foley et al. 2011) in images taken by the Siding Spring Survey (rmn/>SSS).

  8. Outburst from SS 433 observed with BOOTES-2/COLORES

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    Caballero-Garcia, M. D.; Castro-Tirado, A.; Jelinek, M.; et al.

    2014-08-01

    In light of the recent extreme outburst of SS 433 (ATELs #6347, #6355) and follow-up by SWIFT (ATEL #6364) the 0.6m TELMA robotic telescope at the BOOTES-2 (+COLORES) astronomical station in Malaga (Spain), obtained optical 4000-9000 A spectra starting at 2014-08-01 and ending at 2014-08-07.

  9. Mc Neil's Nebula in Orion: The Outburst History

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    Briceño, C; Hernández, J; Calvet, N; Hartmann, L; Megeath, T; Calkins, P BerlindM; Hoyer, S

    2004-01-01

    We present a sequence of I-band images obtained at the Venezuela 1m Schmidt telescope during the outburst of the nebula recently discovered by J.W. McNeil in the Orion L1630 molecular cloud. We derive photometry spanning the pre-outburst state and the brightening itself, a unique record including 14 epochs and spanning a time scale of ~5 years. We constrain the beginning of the outburst at some time between Oct. 28 and Nov. 15, 2003. The light curve of the object at the vertex of the nebula, the likely exciting source of the outburst, reveals that it has brightened ~5 magnitudes in about 4 months. The time scale for the nebula to develop is consistent with the light travel time, indicating that we are observing light from the central source scattered by the ambient cloud into the line of sight. We also show recent FLWO optical spectroscopy of the exciting source and of the nearby HH 22. The spectrum of the source is highly reddened; in contrast, the spectrum of HH 22 shows a shock spectrum superimposed on a c...

  10. Discovery of a cosmological, relativistic outburst via its rapidly fading optical emission

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    Cenko, S. Bradley; Nugent, Peter E.; Miller, Adam A.; Bloom, Joshua S.; Filippenko, Alexei V. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Kulkarni, S. R.; Horesh, Assaf; Carpenter, John; Perley, Daniel A.; Groot, Paul J.; Hallinan, G. [Cahill Center for Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Corsi, Alessandra [LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, MS 100-36, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Fox, Derek B. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Frail, Dale A. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Gruber, D.; Rau, Arne [Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, Postfach 1312, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Gal-Yam, Avishay; Ofek, Eran O. [Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel); MacLeod, Chelsea L. [Physics Department, United States Naval Academy, 572c Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 (United States); Kasliwal, Mansi M., E-mail: cenko@astro.berkeley.edu [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); and others

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    We report the discovery by the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) of the transient source PTF11agg, which is distinguished by three primary characteristics: (1) bright (R {sub peak} = 18.3 mag), rapidly fading (ΔR = 4 mag in Δt = 2 days) optical transient emission; (2) a faint (R = 26.2 ± 0.2 mag), blue (g' – R = 0.17 ± 0.29 mag) quiescent optical counterpart; and (3) an associated year-long, scintillating radio transient. We argue that these observed properties are inconsistent with any known class of Galactic transients (flare stars, X-ray binaries, dwarf novae), and instead suggest a cosmological origin. The detection of incoherent radio emission at such distances implies a large emitting region, from which we infer the presence of relativistic ejecta. The observed properties are all consistent with the population of long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), marking the first time such an outburst has been discovered in the distant universe independent of a high-energy trigger. We searched for possible high-energy counterparts to PTF11agg, but found no evidence for associated prompt emission. We therefore consider three possible scenarios to account for a GRB-like afterglow without a high-energy counterpart: an 'untriggered' GRB (lack of satellite coverage), an 'orphan' afterglow (viewing-angle effects), and a 'dirty fireball' (suppressed high-energy emission). The observed optical and radio light curves appear inconsistent with even the most basic predictions for off-axis afterglow models. The simplest explanation, then, is that PTF11agg is a normal, on-axis long-duration GRB for which the associated high-energy emission was simply missed. However, we have calculated the likelihood of such a serendipitous discovery by PTF and find that it is quite small (≈2.6%). While not definitive, we nonetheless speculate that PTF11agg may represent a new, more common (>4 times the on-axis GRB rate at 90% confidence) class of relativistic

  11. The NOvA Technical Design Report

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    Ayres, D.S.; Drake, G.R.; Goodman, M.C.; Grudzinski, J.J.; Guarino, V.J.; Talaga, R.L.; Zhao, A.; /Argonne; Stamoulis, P.; Stiliaris, E.; Tzanakos, G.; Zois, M.; /Athens U. /Caltech /UCLA /Fermilab /College de France /Harvard U. /Indiana U. /Lebedev Inst. /Michigan State U. /Minnesota U., Duluth /Minnesota U.

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    Technical Design Report (TDR) describes the preliminary design of the NOvA accelerator upgrades, NOvA detectors, detector halls and detector sites. Compared to the March 2006 and November 2006 NOvA Conceptual Design Reports (CDR), critical value engineering studies have been completed and the alternatives still active in the CDR have been narrowed to achieve a preliminary technical design ready for a Critical Decision 2 review. Many aspects of NOvA described this TDR are complete to a level far beyond a preliminary design. In particular, the access road to the NOvA Far Detector site in Minnesota has an advanced technical design at a level appropriate for a Critical Decision 3a review. Several components of the accelerator upgrade and new neutrino detectors also have advanced technical designs appropriate for a Critical Decision 3a review. Chapter 1 is an Executive Summary with a short description of the NOvA project. Chapter 2 describes how the Fermilab NuMI beam will provide a narrow band beam of neutrinos for NOvA. Chapter 3 gives an updated overview of the scientific basis for the NOvA experiment, focusing on the primary goal to extend the search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations and measure the sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 13}) parameter. This parameter has not been measured in any previous experiment and NOvA would extend the search by about an order of magnitude beyond the current limit. A secondary goal is to measure the dominant mode oscillation parameters, sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 23}) and {Delta}m{sub 32}{sup 2} to a more precise level than previous experiments. Additional physics goals for NOvA are also discussed. Chapter 4 describes the Scientific Design Criteria which the Fermilab accelerator complex, NOvA detectors and NOvA detector sites must satisfy to meet the physics goals discussed in Chapter 3. Chapter 5 is an overview of the NOvA project. The changes in the design relative to the NOvA CDR are discussed. Chapter 6 summarizes the NOvA

  12. Searching for nova shells around cataclysmic variables

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    Sahman, D I; Knigge, C; Marsh, T R

    2015-01-01

    We present the results of a search for nova shells around 101 cataclysmic variables (CVs), using Halpha images taken with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT) and the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope Photometric Halpha Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS). Both telescopes are located on La Palma. We concentrated our WHT search on nova-like variables, whilst our IPHAS search covered all CVs in the IPHAS footprint. We found one shell out of the 24 nova-like variables we examined. The newly discovered shell is around V1315 Aql and has a radius of approx.2.5 arcmin, indicative of a nova eruption approximately 120 years ago. This result is consistent with the idea that the high mass-transfer rate exhibited by nova-like variables is due to enhanced irradiation of the secondary by the hot white dwarf following a recent nova eruption. The implications of our observations for the lifetime of the nova-like variable phase are discussed. We also examined 4 asynchronous polars, but found no new shells around an...

  13. Control of coal and gas outbursts in Huainan mines in China:A review

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    Liang Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Coal extraction in Huainan area is basically characterized by one of typical multi-seam mining conditions observed in China, where coal is mined in soft seams characterized by high gas content, high stress, low permeability and difficult geological conditions. The average mining depth in Huainan area is 875 m and continues to increase by 15e25 m annually. The rise in mining depth increases the risk of coal and gas outbursts and makes it more difficult to control outburst risk in Huainan coalmines. This paper reviews the main achievements (e.g. theories, technologies and equipment) in outburst control in Huainan, and tries to analyze some key challenging issues, and to present associated strategies to address these issues. It suggests that the outburst control in Huainan must take a combination approach of both regional and localized control in which the former plays a dominant role. Other outburst prevention principles include (1) non-outburst seams protecting outburst seams, (2) less outburst-prone seams protecting strong outburst-prone seams, (3) stress-releasing mining, and (4) the combination of ground and underground gas drainage (the model is dubbed as “walking on two legs”). The paper concludes that we should conduct fundamental researches on outburst mechanism, and develop outburst control technologies and equipment to ensure safe and efficient coal mining of deep coal resources in Huainan area.

  14. Control of coal and gas outbursts in Huainan mines in China: A review

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    Liang Yuan

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Coal extraction in Huainan area is basically characterized by one of typical multi-seam mining conditions observed in China, where coal is mined in soft seams characterized by high gas content, high stress, low permeability and difficult geological conditions. The average mining depth in Huainan area is 875 m and continues to increase by 15–25 m annually. The rise in mining depth increases the risk of coal and gas outbursts and makes it more difficult to control outburst risk in Huainan coalmines. This paper reviews the main achievements (e.g. theories, technologies and equipment in outburst control in Huainan, and tries to analyze some key challenging issues, and to present associated strategies to address these issues. It suggests that the outburst control in Huainan must take a combination approach of both regional and localized control in which the former plays a dominant role. Other outburst prevention principles include (1 non-outburst seams protecting outburst seams, (2 less outburst-prone seams protecting strong outburst-prone seams, (3 stress-releasing mining, and (4 the combination of ground and underground gas drainage (the model is dubbed as “walking on two legs”. The paper concludes that we should conduct fundamental researches on outburst mechanism, and develop outburst control technologies and equipment to ensure safe and efficient coal mining of deep coal resources in Huainan area.

  15. The evolution of photospheric temperature in nova V2676 Oph toward the formation of C2 and CN during its near-maximum phase

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    Kawakita, Hideyo; Arai, Akira; Fujii, Mitsugu

    2016-10-01

    The molecular formation of C2 and CN in the dust-forming classical nova V2676 Oph occurs during its near-maximum phase. We investigated the temporal evolution of the photospheric temperature of the nova as it approached molecular formation during its early phase. The effective temperature of the nova around the maximum decreased from ˜7000 K to ˜5000 K over the course of ˜3 d. The molecules formed at temperatures of conditions favorable to the molecular formation of C2 and CN in V2676 Oph.

  16. V2491 Cyg - a possible recurrent nova ?

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    Ragan, E; Tomov, T; Swierczynski, E; Brozek, T; Galan, C; Rozanski, P; Wiecek, M; Wychudzki, P

    2010-01-01

    Nova V2491 Cyg was discovered on April 10.72 UT 2008 (Nakano, 2008). Here we present spectrophotometric premises that V2491 Cyg can be a good candidate for recurrent nova (RNe). Its properties are compared to five well known RNe with red dwarf secondaries (U Sco, V394 Cra, T Pyx, CI Aql, IM Nor) and recently confirmed as recurrent nova V2487 Oph (Pagnotta et al.,2008). Photometric $U, B, V, R_C, I_C$ and moderate resolution (R$\\sim 1500$) spectral observations of V2491 Cyg were carried out in the Torun Observatory (Poland) between April 14 and May 20 2008.

  17. Dengue: uma nova abordagem Dengue: a reappraisal

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    Full Text Available Os conceitos de dengue clássico, com ou sem hemorragia, e de febre hemorrágica do dengue (FHD que, pode cursar sem fenômenos hemorrágicos, com ou sem síndrome do choque do dengue (SCD, são revistos neste artigo. As definições clássicas propostas, úteis em outros tempos, geram confusão e dificultam a tomada de decisões no momento do tratamento dos pacientes com as formas graves da doença porque deixaram de incorporar novos conceitos e avanços terapêuticos. A classificação do dengue proposta neste trabalho, e apresentada em fluxograma, incorpora os conceitos atuais de sepse, síndrome da resposta inflamatória sistêmica (SIRS e síndrome da angústia respiratória do adulto (SARA. A nova classificação serve de guia para orientar a conduta terapêutica inicial e aproxima o tratamento do dengue aos protocolos e rotinas já implantados nos diversos centros hospitalares de urgência, facilitando a atuação dos serviços de saúde em situações de surtos epidêmicos.Previous definition of classic dengue, with or without bleeding, and of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF that may evolve without bleeding and with or without dengue shock syndrome (DSS are reviewed here. The classical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of dengue, although useful in the past, nowadays breeds confusion and adds a burden to the physician's task of decision-making regarding the treatment of patients with severe forms of the disease. The classification of dengue proposed in this paper, and summarized in a diagram, incorporates new concepts about sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS. This new approach, in our view, is a useful guide to initial evaluation and treatment of the disease. It also approximates the dengue syndrome to other protocols and medical procedures routinely used in intensive care units, making it easier to be followed by the health personnel working in areas subject to

  18. The X-ray emission from Nova V382 Velorum I. The hard component observed with BeppoSAX

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    Orio, M; Benjamin, R; Amati, L; Frontera, F; Greiner, J; Ögelman, H B; Mineo, T; Starrfield, S G; Trussoni, E

    2001-01-01

    We present BeppoSAX observations of Nova Velorum 1999 (V382 Vel), done in a broad X-ray band covering 0.1-300 keV only 15 days after the discovery and again after 6 months. The nova was detected at day 15 with the BeppoSAX instruments in the energy range 1.8-10 keV and we attribute the emission to shocks in the ejecta. The plasma temperature was kT~6 keV and the unabsorbed flux was F(x)~4.3 x 10(-11) erg/cm**2/s. The nebular material was affected by high intrinsic absorption of the ejecta. 6 months after after the outburst, the intrinsic absorption did not play a role, the nova had turned into a bright supersoft source, and the hot nebular component previously detected had cooled to a plasma temperature kT<=1 keV. No emission was detected in either observation above 20 keV.

  19. Old novae and the SW Sex phenomenon

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    Schmidtobreick, Linda

    2013-01-01

    From a large observing campaign, we found that nearly all non- or weakly magnetic cataclysmic variables (CVs) in the orbital period range between 2.8 and 4 hours are of SW Sex type and as such experience very high mass transfer rates. The exceptions seem to be some old novae that have periods around 3.5 h. Their spectra do not show the typical SW Sex characteristics but rather resemble those of dwarf novae with low mass transfer rates. The presence of old novae in this period range of SW Sex stars that do not follow the trend but show instead rather low mass transfer rates is interpreted as evidence for an effect of the nova eruption on the mass transfer rate of the underlying CV similar to the hibernation scenario.

  20. Pulsed power supply for Nova Upgrade

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    This report describes work carried out at the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT). A baseline design of the Nova Upgrade has been completed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Nova Upgrade is an 18 beamline Nd: glass laser design utilizing fully relayed 4x4 30 cm aperture segmented optical components. The laser thus consists of 288 independent beamlets nominally producing 1.5 to 2.0 MJ of 0.35 μm light in a 3 to 5 ns pulse. The laser design is extremely flexible and will allow a wide range of pulses to irradiate ICF targets. This facility will demonstrate ignition/gain and the scientific feasibility of ICF for energy and defense applications. The pulsed power requirements for the Nova Upgrade are given. CEM-UT was contracted to study and develop a design for a homopolar generator/inductor (HPG/inductor) opening switch system which would satisfy the pulsed power supply requirements of the Nova Upgrade. The Nd:glass laser amplifiers used in the Nova Upgrade will be powered by light from xenon flashlamps. The pulsed power supply for the Nova Upgrade powers the xenon flashlamps. This design and study was for a power supply to drive flashlamps

  1. A strategy for rock/coal outburst prevention

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    D.H. Steve Zou; CHENG Jiu-long

    2007-01-01

    The current practice of rock/coal outburst monitoring, prevention and control was reviewed. The uncertainty of major factors contributing to the occurrence of such hazards and the complexicity of mining conditions surrounding the occurrence were analyzed. A strategic concept for rock/coal outburst prevention was introduced. The objective is to identify the bursting potential in an area, rather than predicting the bursting, by introducing a multi- dimension index model: potential-of-bursting (POB), taking into consideration major contributing factors. In application, once the index has passed certain critical level indicating high risk, actions must be taken to reduce the bursting potential and to effectively prevent the hazard from occurring. A conceptual 2D model involving stress and methane pressure was described to demonstrate the methodology for determining the POB. However in practice, a POB model has to be established through experiments, field monitoring and calibration against case studies. To achieve this objective, coordinated research and international collaboration will be needed.

  2. Understanding the timing behavior of magnetars during outburst

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    Tong, Hao

    2016-07-01

    Magnetars show various kinds of variabilities during their outbursts: (1)decreasing spin-down torque during the decrease of X-ray flux by Swift J1822.3-1606; (2) increasing spin-down torque during the decrease of X-ray flux by the Galactic center magnetar; (3) anti-glitch during an outburst of AXP 1E2259+586, etc. All these timing behaviors of magnetars can be understood uniformly in the wind braking model of magnetars. Furthermore, a possible hard X-ray cutoff at about 130 keV is found. Future spectra observations may help us to distinguish between the magnetar model and fallback disk model for AXPs and SGRs.

  3. Swift/BAT detects an outburst from UX Ari

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    Krimm, H. A.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Baumgartner, W.; Cummings, J.; Gehrels, N.; Lien, A. Y.; Markwardt, C. B.; Palmer, D.; Sakamoto, T.; Stamatikos, M.; Ukwatta, T.

    2014-02-01

    The RS Canum Venaticorum type variable star UX Ari is currently in outburst as detected in the Swift/BAT hard X-ray transient monitor in the 15-50 keV band. The current outburst began on 2014 February 14 (MJD 56702) when it had a count rate of 0.004 +/- 0.002 ct/s/cm^2 (~20 mCrab). It continued to brighten, reaching a rate of 0.013 +/- 0.003 ct/s/cm^2 (~60 mCrab) on 2014 February 17. It has since faded somewhat, with a rate of 0.005 +/- 0.002 ct/s/cm^2 (~20 mCrab) on 2014 February 19.

  4. Microseism Monitoring System for Coal and Gas Outburst

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    Li Zhenbi; Zhao Baiting

    2012-01-01

    The outburst forecast of coal and gas is a complex system engineering. On the basis of the analysis of microseism monitoring principle, a simplex positioning algorithm for microseism monitoring is designed; a mine microseism monitoring system is established to canalize mine microseism. Mechanism of the error producing and noise reduction measures is studied. We can analyze the data of the microseism monitoring to find coal or rock vibration caused by mining activities. Microseism monitoring s...

  5. The experience of aggressive outbursts in intermittent explosive disorder

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    Kulper, Daniel A.; Kleiman, Evan M.; McCloskey, Michael S.; Berman, Mitchell E.; Coccaro, Emil F.

    2014-01-01

    Conceptualizations of Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) have suffered from a scarcity of research investigating the subjective experience and phenomenology of the aggressive outbursts among those with IED relative to those who partake in more normative forms of aggression. Furthermore, though some studies have shown that individuals with IED are more impaired and have a poorer quality of life, few studies looked at negative outcomes specific to an individual with IED’s aggressive behavior...

  6. Preventing Coal and Gas Outburst Using Methane Hydration

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    吴强; 何学秋

    2003-01-01

    According to the characteristics of the methane hydrate condensing and accumulating methane, authors put forward a new technique thought way to prevent the accident of coal and gas outburst by urging the methane in the coal seams to form hydrate. The paper analyzes the feasibility of forming the methane hydrate in the coal seam from the several sides, such as, temperature,pressure, and gas components, and the primary trial results indicate the problems should be settled before the industrialization appliance realized.

  7. EVN detection of Aql X-1 in outburst

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    Tudose, V.; Paragi, Z.; Miller-Jones, J.; Garrett, M.; Fender, R.; Rushton, A.; Spencer, R.

    2009-11-01

    The X-ray binary Aql X-1 has been in outburst in the last few weeks (ATEL #2288, #2296, #2299, #2302, #2303). We observed the system on 2009 November 19 between 14:30-19:00 UT at 5 GHz with the European VLBI Network (EVN) using the e-VLBI technique. The participating radio telescopes were Effelsberg (1 Gbps), Medicina (896 Mbps), Onsala 25m (1 Gbps), Torun (1 Gbps), Westerbork (1 Gbps), Yebes (896 Mbps), and Cambridge (128 Mbps).

  8. On the Progenitors of Local Group Novae. II. The Red Giant Nova Rate of M31

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    Williams, S C; Bode, M F; Shafter, A W

    2015-01-01

    In our preceding paper, Liverpool Telescope data of M31 novae in eruption were used to facilitate a search for their progenitor systems within archival Hubble Space Telescope (HST) data, with the aim of detecting systems with red giant secondaries (RG-novae) or luminous accretion disks. From an input catalog of 38 spectroscopically confirmed novae with archival quiescent observations, likely progenitors were recovered for eleven systems. Here we present the results of the subsequent statistical analysis of the original survey, including possible biases associated with the survey and the M31 nova population in general. As part of this analysis we examine the distribution of optical decline times (t(2)) of M31 novae, how the likely bulge and disk nova distributions compare, and how the M31 t(2) distribution compares to that of the Milky Way. Using a detailed Monte Carlo simulation, we determine that 30 (+13/-10) percent of all M31 nova eruptions can be attributed to RG-nova systems, and at the 99 percent confid...

  9. Differential radon measurements for outburst prediction in coal mines

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    In some areas, coal mines are subject to occasional outbursts consisting mainly of carbon dioxide or methane and coal dust. These vary widely in severity, but can cause loss of life. There are several techniques which may permit prediction of the outbursts. These include monitoring acoustic signals or continuous measurement of methane, carbon dioxide or radon concentrations. While it is not expected that any one will be adequate on its own, each technique is being studied so that a combination of all can be evaluated. This paper presents an experiment in which the concentration of radon in underground air is measured with high precision upon entry to and leaving a work face. This was considered the most practicable way to detect any radon flux anomalies preceding an outburst in a working mine. There are many practical difficulties in mounting an experiment in an active mine because of the dusty, wet conditions and because of the need for rigorous safety requirements in an environment which may contain an explosive mixture of air and methane. Details of the development of suitable equipment are given, and an analysis made of the first two months of operation. (author)

  10. Outbursts of EX Hydrae mass-transfer events or disc instabilities?

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    Hellier, C; Naylor, T; Bateson, F M; Jones, A; Overbeek, D; Stubbings, R; Mukai, K; Hellier, Coel; Kemp, Jonathan; Bateson, Frank M.; Jones, Albert; Overbeek, Danie; Stubbings, Rod; Mukai, Koji

    2000-01-01

    We present the 45-yr record of EX Hya's lightcurve and discuss the characteristics of its 15 observed outbursts. We then concentrate on the 1998 outburst, reporting the first outburst X-ray observations. We discover an X-ray beat-cycle modulation, indicating that an enhanced accretion stream couples directly with the magnetosphere in outburst, confirming our previous prediction. Optical eclipse profiles late in outburst show that the visible light is dominated by an enhanced mass-transfer stream overflowing the accretion disc. We are uncertain whether the enhanced mass transfer is triggered by a disc instability, or by some other cause. While in outburst, EX Hya shows some of the characteristics of SW Sex stars.

  11. Distribution of Heavy Hydrocarbon in Coal Seams and Its Use in Predicting Outburst of Coal

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    蒋承林; 李增华; 韩颖

    2003-01-01

    In order to verify whether any special gas component exists in outburst samples or not, coal samples from both outburst coal seams and non-outburst coal seams were collected. Some gases were extracted from the samples and analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively on chromatogram-mass spectrograph. The qualitative analysis show that there is no special gases in coal seams. And the quantitative analysis indicates that the heavy hydrocarbon content in coal samples from outburst coal seams is apparently higher than that from non-outburst district ones, which reflects the damage of geological tectonic movement to coal body in history. Therefore, the heavy hydrocarbon content of coal sample can be used as an index to predict coal outburst.

  12. Exquisite Nova Light Curves from the Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI)

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    Hounsell, R; Hick, P P; Buffington, A; Jackson, B V; Clover, J M; Shafter, A W; Darnley, M J; Mawson, N R; Steele, I A; Evans, A; Eyres, S P S; O'Brien, T J

    2010-01-01

    We present light curves of three classical novae (KT Eridani, V598 Puppis, V1280 Scorpii) and one recurrent nova (RS Ophiuchi) derived from data obtained by the Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) on board the Coriolis satellite. SMEI provides near complete sky-map coverage with precision visible-light photometry at 102-minute cadence. The light curves derived from these sky maps offer unprecedented temporal resolution around, and especially before, maximum light, a phase of the nova eruption normally not covered by ground-based observations. They allow us to explore fundamental parameters of individual objects including the epoch of the initial explosion, the reality and duration of any pre-maximum halt (found in all three fast novae in our sample), the presence of secondary maxima, speed of decline of the initial light curve, plus precise timing of the onset of dust formation (in V1280 Sco) leading to estimation of the bolometric luminosity, white dwarf mass and object distance. For KT Eri, Liverpool Telescop...

  13. Study on the formation mechanism of shock wave in process of coal and gas outburst

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    SUN Dong-ling; MIAO Fa-tian; LIANG Yun-pei

    2009-01-01

    According to the research results of motion parameters of coal-gas flow, ana-lyzed the formation mechanism of shock waves at different states of coal-gas flow in the process of coal and gas outburst, and briefly described the two possible cases of outburst shock wave formation and their formation conditions in the process of coal and gas out-burst, and then pointed out that a high degree of under-expanded coal-gas flow was the main reason for the formation of a highly destructive shock wave. The research results improved the shock wave theory in coal and gas outburst.

  14. Geotechnical risk management to prevent coal outburst in room-and-pillar mining

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    Zhang Peter⇑; Peterson Scott; Neilans Dan; Wade Scott; McGrady Ryan; Pugh Joe

    2016-01-01

    A coal outburst is a severe safety hazard in room-and-pillar mining under deep cover. It is more likely to occur during pillar retreating. Multi-seam mining dramatically increases the risk of coal outburst within the influence zones created by remnant pillars and gob-solid boundaries. Though coal outburst is gener-ally associated with heavy loading of coal pillars, its occurrence is difficult to predict. Risk management provides a proactive tool to minimize coal outburst in room-and-pillar mining under deep cover. Risk assessment is the first step in identifying and quantifying outburst risk factors. The primary risk factors for coal outburst are overburden depth, roof and floor strength, geological anomalies, mining type, multi-seam mining, and panel width. A risk assessment chart can be used to proactively screen out min-ing sections with high risk of coal outburst for further analysis. Gob-solid boundaries and remnant pillars are critical factors in evaluation of the coal outburst risk of multi-seam mining. Risk identification, risk assessment, geologic influence mapping, geotechnical evaluation, risk analysis, risk mitigation, and mon-itoring are essential elements of coal outburst risk management process. Training is an integral part of risk management for risk identification and communication between all the stakeholders including man-agement, technical and safety personnel, and miners.

  15. Classicalization of Quantum Variables

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    2014-01-01

    A systematic procedure to extract classical degrees of freedom in quantum mechanics is formulated using the stochastic variational method. With this classicalization, a hybrid model constructed from quantum and classical variables (quantum-classical hybrids) is derived systematically. In this procedure, conservation laws such as energy are maintained, and Eherefest`s theorem is still satisfied with modification. The criterion for the applicability of quantum-classical hybrids is also investigated.

  16. Enquête de satisfaction Novae

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  17. The Distances of the Galactic Novae

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    Özdönmez, Aykut; Cabrera-Lavers, Antonio; Ak, Tansel

    2016-01-01

    Utilising the unique location of red clump giants on colour-magnitude diagrams obtained from various near-IR surveys, we derived specific reddening-distance relations towards 119 Galactic novae for which independent reddening measurements are available. Using the derived distance-extinction relation and the independent measurements of reddening we calculated the most likely distances for each system. We present the details of our distance measurement technique and the results of this analysis, which yielded the distances of 73 Galactic novae and allowed us to set lower limits on the distances of 46 systems. We also present the data of reddening-distance relations derived for each nova, which may be useful to analyze the different Galactic components present in the line of sight.

  18. Um novo paradigma para uma nova antropologia

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    Susin, Luiz Carlos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo recolhe relativas à identidade humana no contexto das pesquisas científicas e das transformações ocorridas nos últimos tempos, especialmente no século XX. A nova fisica, com um novo desenho do universo, uma nova cosmologia, radicaliza, por um lado, as questões em torno do humano, e, por outro lado, abre novas possibilidades. Um novo paradigma , mais holístico, incluindo a dimensão ecológica, ou ao menos com cenários mais adequados, pode ser vislumbrado, embora ainda não descrito, por estarmos numa "era de transição". Na parte que nos toca no universo - a terra - o futuro da vida depende, em grande parte, de decisões éticas que somente o ser humano é convocado a assumir

  19. What classicality? Decoherence and Bohr's classical concepts

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    Schlosshauer, Maximilian

    2010-01-01

    Niels Bohr famously insisted on the indispensability of what he termed "classical concepts." In the context of the decoherence program, on the other hand, it has become fashionable to talk about the "dynamical emergence of classicality" from the quantum formalism alone. Does this mean that decoherence challenges Bohr's dictum and signifies a break with the Copenhagen interpretation-for example, that classical concepts do not need to be assumed but can be derived? In this paper we'll try to shine some light down the murky waters where formalism and philosophy cohabitate. To begin, we'll clarify the notion of classicality in the decoherence description. We'll then discuss Bohr's and Heisenberg's take on the quantum-classical problem and reflect on different meanings of the terms "classicality" and "classical concepts" in the writings of Bohr and his followers. This analysis will allow us to put forward some tentative suggestions for how we may better understand the relation between decoherence-induced classical...

  20. Uranium in Nova Scotia: a background summary for the uranium inquiry, Nova Scotia

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    Since the mid 1970's Nova Scotia has experienced increased exploration for a number of commodities including uranium. The exploration activity for uranium has resulted in discovery of significant occurrences of the element. It became obvious to the Government of Nova Scotia that a segment of the population of the Province is concerned about the potential hazards associated with the exploration, mining and milling stages of the uranium industry. Public concern has resulted in the appointment of a Commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act of Nova Scotia to inquire and make recommendations to the Governor-in-Council on all aspects of exploration, development, mining, processing, storage, waste management and transportation of uranium in any form. The regulation of mineral exploration and mining activities is carried out by the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy through the Mineral Resources Act of the Province of Nova Scotia. The regulation of the special radioactive aspects involved in the mining and processing of uranium ore is the responsibility of the federal Atomic Energy Control Board. The purposes of this report is to: outline the history of uranium exploration in Nova Scotia; summarize the results of geological surveys by provincial and federal government agencies, universities and exploration companies which document the natural levels of radioactivity in the Province; briefly outline the physical and chemical characteristics of uranium and thorium which make these elements unique and a potential environmental and health concern; outline chronologically the steps taken by the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy to monitor and regulate uranium exploration activities; classify the types of uranium deposits known to occur in Nova Scotia and describe their main geological features; outline the role of the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy in the regulation of mining activities in the Province. The report is written for the interested

  1. The mass donor star and the accretion disc of the dwarf nova V2051 Ophiuchi in the infrared

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    Wojcikiewicz, Eduardo; Baptista, Raymundo; Ribeiro, Tiago

    2016-07-01

    We report the analysis of infrared JHK_s high speed photometry of the dwarf nova V2051 Oph in quiescence. We model the ellipsoidal variations in the light curve to measure the fluxes of the mass donor star. Its colors are consistent with an M8 ± 1 spectral type with an equivalent blackbody temperature of T_{bb}= (2700± 300) K, in agreement with spectroscopic measurements and with theoretical expectation for donor stars at the same orbital period. We use the mass donor star fluxes and the Barnes & Evans relation to find a photometric parallax distance of (102 ± 16) pc to the binary. At this distance the outbursts of V2051 Oph occur at disc temperatures everywhere lower than the minimum/critical temperature predicted by the disc instability model, underscoring previous suggestions that they are powered by mass transfer bursts. We subtract the contribution of the mass donor star and apply eclipse mapping techniques to the remaining light curve in order to investigate the structure and emission of its accretion disc. The infrared accretion disc is bright and 'blue' in the inner regions and becomes progressively fainter and redder with increasing radii, indicating that the disc temperature decreases with radius. Bulges in the eclipse shape, more prominent in the H and K_s bands, lead to asymmetric arcs in the eclipse maps reminiscent of the spiral arms found in disc maps of outbursting dwarf novae. The arcs show an azimuthal extent of ˜90^o, extend from the intermediate to the outer disc regions (0.3-0.4 R_{L1}, where R_{L1} is the distance from disc center to the inner lagrangian point), and account for ≃ 30 per cent of the total flux in the H and K_s bands.

  2. Assurance management program for the 30 Nova laser fusion project

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    The Nova assurance management program was developed using the quality assurance (QA) approach first implemented at LLNL in early 1978. The LLNL QA program is described as an introduction to the Nova assurance management program. The Nova system is described pictorially through the Nova configuration, subsystems and major components, interjecting the QA techniques which are being pragmatically used to assure the successful completion of the project

  3. Uma nova forma de Coffea

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    C. A. Krug

    1950-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos extensos trabalhos de melhoramento do cafeeiro, há 18 anos em realização na Subdivisão de Genética do Instituto Agronômico, tem-se dedicado especial atenção à espécie C. arabica L., pelo fato de todos os nossos cafèzais pertencerem a esta espécie que, sem dúvida, fornece o produto de melhor qualidade. Nas regiões de terras extremamente cansadas, um dos principais fatôres levados em consideração no melhoramento é a rusticidade, caráter êsse, entretanto, encontrado de preferência em outras espécies, tais como o C. canephora e C. Dewevrei, cujos cafés são de má qualidade. A hibridação interespecífica, que poderia reunir em uma só planta caraterísticos de rusticidade e boa qualidade de bebida, tem o inconveniente de dar origem a plantas triplóides, que são estéreis. Daí se deduz que a obtenção artificial de formas que combinassem êsses caraterísticos constitui problema, cuja solução é extremamente demorada. No presente trabalho, apresentam-se os caracteres de uma nova forma de Coffea, encontrada em cafèzal da Fazenda Itaporã, em Terra Roxa, município de Viradouro, que, com algumas ressalvas, oferece a desejada combinação de caracteres. Trata-se, provàvelmente, de um híbrido espontâneo entre C. arabica e C. Dewevrei, com 2n = 44 cromosômios, extremamente rústico e produtivo, cujas sementes fornecem uma bebida que pode ser classificada como boa. Apenas apresenta, como principal defeito, uma auto-esterilidade quase completa. Os seus caraterísticos botânicos são descritos em detalhe. Devido ao seu porte elevado, ramos abundantes e folhas grandes e coriáceas, esse cafeeiro se assemelha ao C. Dewevrei. Os frutos são oval-elípticos, de um vermelho bem escuro quando maduros, e as sementes oblongas, constatan-do-se elevada percentagem do tipo "moca" e "chocha". Quanto à constituição citológica, as pesquisas conduziram à hipótese de este cafeeiro possuir 22 cromosômios de C. arabica e 22 (n

  4. Nova variedade de Menta arvensis

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    Abelardo Rodrigues Lima

    1952-09-01

    Full Text Available No quarto ano dos trabalhos de seleção com a menta japonêsa, foi encontrado um "seedling", o M. A. 701, que se destacou pela resistência à ferrugem e pela sua rusticidade. Os caracteres botânicos dessa variedade comercial, principalmente hábito vegetativo, coloração das fôlhas e das hastes, a tornam completa' mente distinta da variedade original. Esta distinção se confirma e acentua quando se compara a natureza dos componentes do óleo essencial da menta "Campinas" M. A. 701, descrita no presente trabalho, com a menta japonêsa comum. A maior produtividade da nova variedade comparada com a da menta japonesa comum foi desde logo também constatada pelos primeiros lavradores, a quem foram enviadas pequenas quantidades de rizomas, para plantio experimental. Foram cultivados em 1949-50 cêrca de 12 hectares; cm 1950-51, cêrca de 900 ha, e o prognóstico é que essa variedade tende a substituir totalmente a menta japonêsa anteriormente cultivada em São Paulo, devido ao seu maior valor econômico.A seedling, designated M.A.701, remarkable for its vigor and resistance to rust, was discovered during the fourth year of selection of Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis L. subsp. haplocalix Briquet var. piperascens Holmes or forma piperascens Malinvaud. The botanical characters of the variety derived from this seedling, especially the vegetative habit and colouring of leaves and stems, make it quite different from the original variety. This difference is enhanced, when we compare the nature of the essential oil components of "Campinas" M.A.701, as described in the present paper, with that of the common Japanese mint. The higher yield of the new variety, compared with that of the common Japanese mint, was soon confirmed by the first cultivators, to whom small quantities of rhizomes were sent for experimental planting. About 12 hectars were cultivated em 1949/50 and about 900 hectars in 1950/51. It is expected that the new variety will, on account

  5. Issues in the outburst prevention work of coal mines in Guizhou Province and the analysis of its countermeasures

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    LI Qing-song; LI Xiao-hua; MA Shu

    2011-01-01

    In order to reduce the occurrence of coal and gas outburst accidents, and improve the capability to prevent gas hazards and realize the safe and efficient mining of coal enterprises. The distribution of the outburst coal mining area of Guizhou Province and the status of coal and gas outburst and the problems in the current outburst prevention methods were analyzed. The main issues were pointed out such as the lack of regional outburst prevention measures, unsatisfactory effect in drainage, poor management and implementation, as well as personnel that need more training. The prevention situation of coal and gas outburst in Guizhou Province was considered. In accordance with the above problems, from the perspective of strengthening geological exploration, testing coal seam parameters, studying outburst prevention technologies, deploying mining systems rationally, improving mine safety management systems, and strengthening protection facilities and other aspects, a targeted outburst prevention measure and proposals were put forward.

  6. Imaging the water snow-line during a protostellar outburst.

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    Cieza, Lucas A; Casassus, Simon; Tobin, John; Bos, Steven P; Williams, Jonathan P; Perez, Sebastian; Zhu, Zhaohuan; Caceres, Claudio; Canovas, Hector; Dunham, Michael M; Hales, Antonio; Prieto, Jose L; Principe, David A; Schreiber, Matthias R; Ruiz-Rodriguez, Dary; Zurlo, Alice

    2016-07-14

    A snow-line is the region of a protoplanetary disk at which a major volatile, such as water or carbon monoxide, reaches its condensation temperature. Snow-lines play a crucial role in disk evolution by promoting the rapid growth of ice-covered grains. Signatures of the carbon monoxide snow-line (at temperatures of around 20 kelvin) have recently been imaged in the disks surrounding the pre-main-sequence stars TW Hydra and HD163296 (refs 3, 10), at distances of about 30 astronomical units (au) from the star. But the water snow-line of a protoplanetary disk (at temperatures of more than 100 kelvin) has not hitherto been seen, as it generally lies very close to the star (less than 5 au away for solar-type stars). Water-ice is important because it regulates the efficiency of dust and planetesimal coagulation, and the formation of comets, ice giants and the cores of gas giants. Here we report images at 0.03-arcsec resolution (12 au) of the protoplanetary disk around V883 Ori, a protostar of 1.3 solar masses that is undergoing an outburst in luminosity arising from a temporary increase in the accretion rate. We find an intensity break corresponding to an abrupt change in the optical depth at about 42 au, where the elevated disk temperature approaches the condensation point of water, from which we conclude that the outburst has moved the water snow-line. The spectral behaviour across the snow-line confirms recent model predictions: dust fragmentation and the inhibition of grain growth at higher temperatures results in soaring grain number densities and optical depths. As most planetary systems are expected to experience outbursts caused by accretion during their formation, our results imply that highly dynamical water snow-lines must be considered when developing models of disk evolution and planet formation. PMID:27411631

  7. Imaging the water snow-line during a protostellar outburst

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    Cieza, Lucas A.; Casassus, Simon; Tobin, John; Bos, Steven P.; Williams, Jonathan P.; Perez, Sebastian; Zhu, Zhaohuan; Caceres, Claudio; Canovas, Hector; Dunham, Michael M.; Hales, Antonio; Prieto, Jose L.; Principe, David A.; Schreiber, Matthias R.; Ruiz-Rodriguez, Dary; Zurlo, Alice

    2016-07-01

    A snow-line is the region of a protoplanetary disk at which a major volatile, such as water or carbon monoxide, reaches its condensation temperature. Snow-lines play a crucial role in disk evolution by promoting the rapid growth of ice-covered grains. Signatures of the carbon monoxide snow-line (at temperatures of around 20 kelvin) have recently been imaged in the disks surrounding the pre-main-sequence stars TW Hydra and HD163296 (refs 3, 10), at distances of about 30 astronomical units (AU) from the star. But the water snow-line of a protoplanetary disk (at temperatures of more than 100 kelvin) has not hitherto been seen, as it generally lies very close to the star (less than 5 AU away for solar-type stars). Water-ice is important because it regulates the efficiency of dust and planetesimal coagulation, and the formation of comets, ice giants and the cores of gas giants. Here we report images at 0.03-arcsec resolution (12 AU) of the protoplanetary disk around V883 Ori, a protostar of 1.3 solar masses that is undergoing an outburst in luminosity arising from a temporary increase in the accretion rate. We find an intensity break corresponding to an abrupt change in the optical depth at about 42 AU, where the elevated disk temperature approaches the condensation point of water, from which we conclude that the outburst has moved the water snow-line. The spectral behaviour across the snow-line confirms recent model predictions: dust fragmentation and the inhibition of grain growth at higher temperatures results in soaring grain number densities and optical depths. As most planetary systems are expected to experience outbursts caused by accretion during their formation, our results imply that highly dynamical water snow-lines must be considered when developing models of disk evolution and planet formation.

  8. Spacecraft Risk Posed by the 2016 Perseid Outburst

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    Cooke, W. J.; Moser, D. E.; Moorhead, A. V.

    2016-01-01

    The Perseids are one of the more prolific annual showers, known for high rates and for producing bright meteors. Outbursts of this shower have been noted in the 1860s, the early 1990s, 2004, and 2009, with the 1993 outburst being especially active (peak ZHR above 300). The 1993 Perseids also affected the space-faring nations, as the launch of the STS-51 mission was delayed by NASA until after the shower maximum due to an inability to predict the shower intensity, and the ESA telecommunications satellite Olympus suffered a mission-ending anomaly attributed to a static discharge caused by a Perseid impact [1]. Rates were again high (peak ZHR around 200) in 2009, when the NASA/USGS imaging satellite Landsat-5 experienced a gyro anomaly just before the shower peak; however in this case, the satellite was recovered and normal operations resumed one week later [2]. It is interesting to note that both spacecraft anomalies were not what is typically expected from meteoroid strikes, i.e., physical damage or an attitude displacement due to transfer of momentum. It would appear that the very fast Perseids (59 km s(sup -1) have a marked ability to produce plasma upon impact, which can then serve as a conductive path for discharge currents. The shower is expected to outburst again in 2016, and we present the results from the MSFC Meteoroid Stream Model [4], which predicts enhanced activity on a level similar to that of 2009 as the Earth passes through several debris trails on the night of August 11-12 (UT). We then compare our results to those of other modelers.

  9. e-VLBI observations of SS 433 in outburst

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    Tudose, V.; Paragi, Z.; Trushkin, S.; Soleri, P.; Fender, R.; Garrett, M.; Spencer, R.; Rushton, A.; Burgess, P.; Kunert-Bajraszewska, M.; Pazderski, E.; Borkowski, K.; Hammargren, R.; Lindqvist, M.; Maccaferri, G.

    2008-11-01

    We have observed the X-ray binary SS 433 on November 6, 2008 between 13:48-18:35 UT at 5 GHz with the European VLBI Network (EVN) using the e-VLBI technique. The radio telescopes participating in the experiment were: Medicina, Onsala 25m, Torun, Jodrell Bank MkII and Cambridge. The X-ray binary SS 433 is in outburst. Trushkin & Nizhelskij (ATel #1819) reported a major flare already active during the RATAN-600 observations in the 1-22 GHz band on 2008 October 28.

  10. Magnetar Outbursts from Avalanches of Hall Waves and Crustal Failures

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    Li, Xinyu; Belovorodov, Andrei M

    2016-01-01

    We explore the interaction between Hall waves and mechanical failures inside a magnetar crust, using detailed one-dimentional models that consider temperature-sensitive plastic flow, heat transport and cooling by neutrino emission, as well as the coupling of the crustal motion to the magnetosphere. We find that the dynamics is enriched and accelerated by the fast, short-wavelength Hall waves that are emitted by each failure. The waves propagate and cause failures elsewhere, triggering avalanches. We argue that these avalanches are the likely sources of outbursts in transient magnetars.

  11. NOVA PRECIZNA METODA UŠTIMAVANJA GITARE

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    2007-01-01

    U ovom se članku procjenjuje nova metoda za uštimavanje gitare. Ova metoda je preciznija od standardnih metoda uštimavanja uzimajući u obzir metode klasične gitare. Pomoću ove metode gitara se savršeno uštimava na otvorenoj poziciji.

  12. Nova pulse power system description and status

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    The Nova laser system is designed to produce critical data in the nation's inertial confinement fusion effort. It is the world's largest peak power laser and presents various unique pulse power problems. In this paper, pulse power systems for this laser are described, the evolutionary points from prior systems are pointed out, and the current status of the hardware is given

  13. A photometric study of DWARF novae

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    A catalogue of UBVRI photoelectric photometry of dwarf novae available in the literature is presented. A comparison with theoretical colour-colour diagrams from steady state discs is made. A correlation of V magnitude with the depth of the Balmer discontinuity is discussed. (author)

  14. ULF fluctuations at Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica

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    A. Meloni

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available ULF geomagnetic field measurements in Antarctica are a very important tool for better understanding the dynamics of the Earth’s magnetosphere and its response to the variable solar wind conditions. We review the results obtained in the last few years at the Italian observatory at Terra Nova Bay

  15. Enriched Students Program: Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Aylward, Margaret

    1987-01-01

    The Russell C. Gordon Elementary School (Nova Scotia, Canada) offers the Enriched Students Program (ESP) for academically gifted students. ESP goals include: fostering and developing individual interests of students; initiating higher level thinking skills; strengthening task commitment; stimulating creativity; promoting leadership qualities; and…

  16. Privatisation and deregulation : the Nova Scotia story

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    This paper described the approach that Nova Scotia Power has taken regarding deregulation. The utility, which was privatised in 1992, operates in competitive markets for more than half of their business, in areas such as home heating, water heating and energy supply for industrial and commercial customers. Since privatization, the utility has seen significant improvements in all major operations of their business. Nova Scotia Power places much focus on their customers to ensure that their service and energy needs are met. The utility has established a call centre to allow customers to reach them 24-hours a day for information during power outages. In 2001, their geographic information system was enhanced to pinpoint locations and causes of outages and to reduce response time. In addition, a Smart Energy Information Service was launched to large commercial and industrial customers. This service combines advanced meters with web-enabled software to help customers manage their energy costs. The utility also places much focus on safety and the environment by examining viable Green Power options such as wind, biomass and hydro-electric generation. Since privatization, the utility has improved reliability, reducing the number of outages by 50 per cent, and the rates have remained less than half the rate of inflation. Nova Scotia Power has also been working with their regulator, the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board, to provide new pricing options which would give customers more choices and lower energy costs

  17. Quantum computing classical physics.

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    Meyer, David A

    2002-03-15

    In the past decade, quantum algorithms have been found which outperform the best classical solutions known for certain classical problems as well as the best classical methods known for simulation of certain quantum systems. This suggests that they may also speed up the simulation of some classical systems. I describe one class of discrete quantum algorithms which do so--quantum lattice-gas automata--and show how to implement them efficiently on standard quantum computers.

  18. Temper Outbursts in Paediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Their Association with Depressed Mood and Treatment Outcome

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    Krebs, Georgina; Bolhuis, Koen; Heyman, Isobel; Mataix-Cols, David; Turner, Cynthia; Stringaris, Argyris

    2013-01-01

    Background: Temper outbursts in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are a common source of concern, but remain poorly understood. This study examined a set of hypotheses related to: (a) the prevalence of temper outbursts in paediatric OCD, (b) the associations of temper outbursts with OCD severity and depressive symptoms; and (c) the…

  19. NOVA Making Stuff Season 2

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    Leombruni, Lisa; Paulsen, Christine Andrews

    2014-12-12

    Over the course of four weeks in fall 2013, 11.7 million Americans tuned in to PBS to follow host David Pogue as he led them in search of engineering and scientific breakthroughs poised to change our world. Levitating trains, quantum computers, robotic bees, and bomb-detecting plants—these were just a few of the cutting-edge innovations brought into the living rooms of families across the country in NOVA’s four-part series, Making Stuff: Faster, Wilder, Colder, and Safer. Each of the four one-hour programs gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at novel technologies poised to change our world—showing them how basic research and scientific discovery can hold the keys to transforming how we live. Making Stuff Season 2 (MS2) combined true entertainment with educational value, creating a popular and engaging series that brought accessible science into the homes of millions. NOVA’s goal to engage the public with such technological innovation and basic research extended beyond the broadcast series, including a variety of online, educational, and promotional activities: original online science reporting, web-only short-form videos, a new online quiz-game, social media engagement and promotion, an educational outreach “toolkit” for science educators to create their own “makerspaces,” an online community of practice, a series of nationwide Innovation Cafés, educator professional development, a suite of teacher resources, an “Idealab,” participation in national conferences, and specialized station relation and marketing. A summative evaluation of the MS2 project indicates that overall, these activities helped make a significant impact on the viewers, users, and participants that NOVA reached. The final evaluation conducted by Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) confidently concluded that the broadcast, website, and outreach activities were successful at achieving the project’s intended impacts. CEG reported that the MS2 series and website content were

  20. NOVA making stuff: Season 2

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    Leombruni, Lisa [WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, MA (United States); Paulsen, Christine Andrews [Concord Evaluation Group, Concord, MA (United States)

    2014-12-12

    Over the course of four weeks in fall 2013, 11.7 million Americans tuned in to PBS to follow host David Pogue as he led them in search of engineering and scientific breakthroughs poised to change our world. Levitating trains, quantum computers, robotic bees, and bomb-detecting plants—these were just a few of the cutting-edge innovations brought into the living rooms of families across the country in NOVA’s four-part series, Making Stuff: Faster, Wilder, Colder, and Safer. Each of the four one-hour programs gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at novel technologies poised to change our world—showing them how basic research and scientific discovery can hold the keys to transforming how we live. Making Stuff Season 2 (MS2) combined true entertainment with educational value, creating a popular and engaging series that brought accessible science into the homes of millions. NOVA’s goal to engage the public with such technological innovation and basic research extended beyond the broadcast series, including a variety of online, educational, and promotional activities: original online science reporting, web-only short-form videos, a new online quiz-game, social media engagement and promotion, an educational outreach “toolkit” for science educators to create their own “makerspaces,” an online community of practice, a series of nationwide Innovation Cafés, educator professional development, a suite of teacher resources, an “Idealab,” participation in national conferences, and specialized station relation and marketing. A summative evaluation of the MS2 project indicates that overall, these activities helped make a significant impact on the viewers, users, and participants that NOVA reached. The final evaluation conducted by Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) confidently concluded that the broadcast, website, and outreach activities were successful at achieving the project’s intended impacts. CEG reported that the MS2 series and website content were

  1. Comet 17P/Holmes: contrast in activity between before and after the 2007 outburst

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    Ishiguro, Masateru; Kim, Yoonyoung; Warjurkar, Dhanraj S.; Ham, Ji-Beom [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Gwanak, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Junhan [Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Usui, Fumihiko [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Vaubaillon, Jeremie J. [Observatoire de Paris, I.M.C.C.E., Denfert Rochereau, Bat. A., F-75014 Paris (France); Ishihara, Daisuke [Department of Physics, School of Science, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602 (Japan); Hanayama, Hidekazu [Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0024 (Japan); Sarugaku, Yuki; Hasegawa, Sunao [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Kasuga, Toshihiro; Watanabe, Jun-ichi [National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Pyo, Jeonghyun [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Kuroda, Daisuke [National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, Kamogata-cho, Okayama 719-0232 (Japan); Ootsubo, Takafumi [Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Sakamoto, Makoto; Narusawa, Shin-ya; Takahashi, Jun [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan); Akisawa, Hiroki, E-mail: ishiguro@astro.snu.ac.kr [Himeji City Science Museum, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2222 (Japan)

    2013-11-20

    A Jupiter-family comet, 17P/Holmes, underwent outbursts in 1892 and 2007. In particular, the 2007 outburst is known as the greatest outburst over the past century. However, little is known about the activity before the outburst because it was unpredicted. In addition, the time evolution of the nuclear physical status has not been systematically studied. Here, we study the activity of 17P/Holmes before and after the 2007 outburst through optical and mid-infrared observations. We found that the nucleus was highly depleted in its near-surface icy component before the outburst but that it became activated after the 2007 outburst. Assuming a conventional 1 μm sized grain model, we derived a surface fractional active area of 0.58% ± 0.14% before the outburst whereas the area was enlarged by a factor of ∼50 after the 2007 outburst. We also found that large (≥1 mm) particles could be dominant in the dust tail observed around aphelion. Based on the size of the particles, the dust production rate was ≳170 kg s{sup –1} at a heliocentric distance of r{sub h} = 4.1 AU, suggesting that the nucleus was still active around the aphelion passage. The nucleus color was similar to that of the dust particles and average for a Jupiter-family comet but different from that of most Kuiper Belt objects, implying that color may be inherent to icy bodies in the solar system. On the basis of these results, we concluded that more than 76 m of surface material was blown off by the 2007 outburst.

  2. Effect of Water Invasion on Outburst Predictive Index of Low Rank Coals in Dalong Mine.

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    Jiang, Jingyu; Cheng, Yuanping; Mou, Junhui; Jin, Kan; Cui, Jie

    2015-01-01

    To improve the coal permeability and outburst prevention, coal seam water injection and a series of outburst prevention measures were tested in outburst coal mines. These methods have become important technologies used for coal and gas outburst prevention and control by increasing the external moisture of coal or decreasing the stress of coal seam and changing the coal pore structure and gas desorption speed. In addition, techniques have had a significant impact on the gas extraction and outburst prevention indicators of coal seams. Globally, low rank coals reservoirs account for nearly half of hidden coal reserves and the most obvious feature of low rank coal is the high natural moisture content. Moisture will restrain the gas desorption and will affect the gas extraction and accuracy of the outburst prediction of coals. To study the influence of injected water on methane desorption dynamic characteristics and the outburst predictive index of coal, coal samples were collected from the Dalong Mine. The methane adsorption/desorption test was conducted on coal samples under conditions of different injected water contents. Selective analysis assessed the variations of the gas desorption quantities and the outburst prediction index (coal cutting desorption index). Adsorption tests indicated that the Langmuir volume of the Dalong coal sample is ~40.26 m3/t, indicating a strong gas adsorption ability. With the increase of injected water content, the gas desorption amount of the coal samples decreased under the same pressure and temperature. Higher moisture content lowered the accumulation desorption quantity after 120 minutes. The gas desorption volumes and moisture content conformed to a logarithmic relationship. After moisture correction, we obtained the long-flame coal outburst prediction (cutting desorption) index critical value. This value can provide a theoretical basis for outburst prediction and prevention of low rank coal mines and similar occurrence conditions

  3. Effect of Water Invasion on Outburst Predictive Index of Low Rank Coals in Dalong Mine.

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    Jingyu Jiang

    Full Text Available To improve the coal permeability and outburst prevention, coal seam water injection and a series of outburst prevention measures were tested in outburst coal mines. These methods have become important technologies used for coal and gas outburst prevention and control by increasing the external moisture of coal or decreasing the stress of coal seam and changing the coal pore structure and gas desorption speed. In addition, techniques have had a significant impact on the gas extraction and outburst prevention indicators of coal seams. Globally, low rank coals reservoirs account for nearly half of hidden coal reserves and the most obvious feature of low rank coal is the high natural moisture content. Moisture will restrain the gas desorption and will affect the gas extraction and accuracy of the outburst prediction of coals. To study the influence of injected water on methane desorption dynamic characteristics and the outburst predictive index of coal, coal samples were collected from the Dalong Mine. The methane adsorption/desorption test was conducted on coal samples under conditions of different injected water contents. Selective analysis assessed the variations of the gas desorption quantities and the outburst prediction index (coal cutting desorption index. Adsorption tests indicated that the Langmuir volume of the Dalong coal sample is ~40.26 m3/t, indicating a strong gas adsorption ability. With the increase of injected water content, the gas desorption amount of the coal samples decreased under the same pressure and temperature. Higher moisture content lowered the accumulation desorption quantity after 120 minutes. The gas desorption volumes and moisture content conformed to a logarithmic relationship. After moisture correction, we obtained the long-flame coal outburst prediction (cutting desorption index critical value. This value can provide a theoretical basis for outburst prediction and prevention of low rank coal mines and similar

  4. The NOvA software testing framework

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    Tamsett, M.; C Group

    2015-12-01

    The NOvA experiment at Fermilab is a long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to study vε appearance in a vμ beam. NOvA has already produced more than one million Monte Carlo and detector generated files amounting to more than 1 PB in size. This data is divided between a number of parallel streams such as far and near detector beam spills, cosmic ray backgrounds, a number of data-driven triggers and over 20 different Monte Carlo configurations. Each of these data streams must be processed through the appropriate steps of the rapidly evolving, multi-tiered, interdependent NOvA software framework. In total there are greater than 12 individual software tiers, each of which performs a different function and can be configured differently depending on the input stream. In order to regularly test and validate that all of these software stages are working correctly NOvA has designed a powerful, modular testing framework that enables detailed validation and benchmarking to be performed in a fast, efficient and accessible way with minimal expert knowledge. The core of this system is a novel series of python modules which wrap, monitor and handle the underlying C++ software framework and then report the results to a slick front-end web-based interface. This interface utilises modern, cross-platform, visualisation libraries to render the test results in a meaningful way. They are fast and flexible, allowing for the easy addition of new tests and datasets. In total upwards of 14 individual streams are regularly tested amounting to over 70 individual software processes, producing over 25 GB of output files. The rigour enforced through this flexible testing framework enables NOvA to rapidly verify configurations, results and software and thus ensure that data is available for physics analysis in a timely and robust manner.

  5. Nova Scotia wind integration study : final report

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    An independent study was commissioned by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to identify and assess the impacts of integrating large scale wind power generation into Nova Scotia's electric power system. The purpose of the study was to help Nova Scotia's efforts towards building its renewable energy supply, in order to secure a local energy resource and to protect the environment. This report provided an overview of Nova Scotia's electric power sector, including organizations involved; existing generation system; existing transmission system; renewable energy standards; Nova Scotia Power integrated resource plan; and 2007 renewable energy request for proposals. The major assumptions for the study that were discussed included system parameters; system capacity reserve requirements; expansion plans to 2020; and allocation of new wind generation by zone. Wind resource data and system dispatch modeling were also presented and transmission system modeling was outlined. This included a discussion of steady state reliability requirements; inputs to the load flow model; load flow study and contingency analysis; intra-province transmission congestion; and potential impacts on system security. The report also presented an approach to impact analysis and mitigation such as the impact on greenhouse gas and other air emissions and the impact of wind energy prices on system costs. It was concluded that one of the most important factors in evaluation of the economic impact of wind power integration is the forecasted fuel prices for the thermal units. If the fuel prices had varied significantly from the forecasted values, the study economic impact results could have been quite different. 55 tabs., 64 figs., 1 appendix

  6. Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. II: The Second Year (2009-2010)

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    Kato, Taichi; Uemura, Makoto; Henden, Arne; de Miguel, Enrique; Miller, Ian; Dubovsky, Pavol A; Kudzej, Igor; Kiyota, Seiichiro; Hambsch, Franz-Josef; Tanabe, Kenji; Imamura, Kazuyoshi; Kunitomi, Nanae; Takagi, Ryosuke; Nose, Mikiha; Akazawa, Hidehiko; Masi, Gianluca; Nakagawa, Shinichi; Iino, Eriko; Noguchi, Ryo; Matsumoto, Katsura; Fujii, Daichi; Kobayashi, Hiroshi; Ogura, Kazuyuki; Ohtomo, Sachi; Yamashita, Kousei; Yanagisawa, Hirofumi; Itoh, Hiroshi; Bolt, Greg; Monard, Berto; Ohshima, Tomohito; Shears, Jeremy; Ruiz, Javier; Imada, Akira; Oksanen, Arto; Nelson, Peter; Gomez, Tomas L; Staels, Bart; Boyd, David; Voloshina, Irina B; Krajci, Thomas; Crawford, Tim; Stockdale, Chris; Richmond, Michael; Morelle, Etienne; Novak, Rudolf; Nogami, Daisaku; Ishioka, Ryoko; Brady, Steve; Simonsen, Mike; Pavlenko, Elena P; Kuramoto, Tetsuya; Miyashita, Atsushi; Pickard, Roger D; Hynek, Tomas; Dvorak, Shawn; Stubbings, Rod; Muyllaert, Eddy

    2010-01-01

    As an extension of the project in Kato et al. (2009, arXiv:0905.1757), we collected times of superhump maxima for 61 SU UMa-type dwarf novae mainly observed during the 2009-2010 season. The newly obtained data confirmed the basic findings reported in Kato et al. (2009): the presence of stages A-C, as well as the predominance of positive period derivatives during stage B in systems with superhump periods shorter than 0.07 d. There was a systematic difference in period derivatives for systems with superhump periods longer than 0.075 d between this study and Kato et al. (2009). We suggest that this difference is possibly caused by the relative lack of frequently outbursting SU UMa-type dwarf novae in this period regime in the present study. We recorded a strong beat phenomenon during the 2009 superoutburst of IY UMa. The close correlation between the beat period and superhump period suggests that the changing angular velocity of the apsidal motion of the elliptical disk is responsible for the variation of superh...

  7. The hybrid, coronal lines nova V5588 Sgr (2011 N.2) and its six repeating secondary maxima

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    Munari, U; Banerjee, D P K; Ashok, N M; Righetti, G L; Dallaporta, S; Cetrulo, G

    2014-01-01

    The outburst of Nova Sgr 2011 N.2 (=V5588 Sgr) was followed with optical and near-IR photometric and spectroscopic observations for 3.5 years, beginning shortly before the maximum. V5588 Sgr is located close to Galactic center, suffering from E(B-V)=1.56 (+/-0.1) extinction. The primary maximum was reached at V=12.37 on UT 2011 April 2.5 (+/-0.2), and the underlying smooth decline was moderately fast with t(2,V)=38 and t(3,V)=77 days. On top of an otherwise normal decline, six self-similar, fast evolving and bright secondary maxima (SdM) appeared in succession. Only very few other novae have presented so clear secondary maxima. Both the primary maximum and all SdM occurred at later times with increasing wavelengths, by amounts in agreement with expectations from fireball expansions. The radiative energy released during SdM declined following an exponential pattern, while the breadth of individual SdM and the time interval between them widened. Emission lines remained sharp (FWHM~1000 km/s) throughout the whol...

  8. Entanglement in Classical Optics

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    Ghose, Partha

    2013-01-01

    The emerging field of entanglement or nonseparability in classical optics is reviewed, and its similarities with and differences from quantum entanglement clearly pointed out through a recapitulation of Hilbert spaces in general, the special restrictions on Hilbert spaces imposed in quantum mechanics and the role of Hilbert spaces in classical polarization optics. The production of Bell-like states in classical polarization optics is discussed, and new theorems are proved to discriminate between separable and nonseparable states in classical wave optics where no discreteness is involved. The influence of the Pancharatnam phase on a classical Bell-like state is deived. Finally, to what extent classical polarization optics can be used to simulate quantum information processing tasks is also discussed. This should be of great practical importance because coherence and entanglement are robust in classical optics but not in quantum systems.

  9. Glacier lake outburst floods of the Guangxieco Lake in 1988 in Tibet, China

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    J. J. Liu

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs have become more frequent and attracted more and more attention under conditions of global warming. However, there are few observations of the reasons for outbursts and their processes because of their unexpected occurrence and their inaccessible location in high-elevation areas. The GLOF of the Guangxieco Lake, which is the only outburst lake below an elevation of 4000 m in Tibet, provides a case study for discussing the reasons for outbursts. This paper reconstructs the process in detail using geomorphological evidence, interviews of the local inhabitants, archive material and satellite images. It was found that: (1 There were three main reasons for the GLOF in 1988: intense pre-precipitation and persistent high temperatures before the outburst, ice avalanche by rapid movement of the Gongzo Glacier and low self-stability of the end-moraine dam by perennial piping. (2 The GLOF with the peak discharge of 1270 m3 s-1 was evolved along the Midui Valley following sediment-laden flow–non-viscous debris flow–viscous debris flow–non-viscous debris flow–sediment-laden flood. Eventually the sediment-laden floods blocked the Palongzangbu River. (3 Comparing the conditions for the outburst in 1988 and at present, the possibility of a future outburst is thought to be small unless the glacier moves rapidly again.

  10. Naval Observatory Vector Astrometry Software (NOVAS) Version 3.0

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    Kaplan, George H.; Bangert, J.; Bartlett, J. L.; Puatua, W.; Monet, A.

    2010-01-01

    The Naval Observatory Vector Astrometry Software (NOVAS) is a source-code library in Fortran and C that provides common astrometric quantities and transformations. NOVAS calculations are accurate at the sub-milliarcsecond level. It can supply, in one or two subroutine or function calls, the instantaneous celestial position of any star or planet in a variety of coordinate systems. NOVAS also provides access to all of the "building blocks” that go into such computations: single-purpose subroutines for common astrometric algorithms, such as those for precession, nutation, aberration, parallax, etc. The NOVAS package is an easy-to-use facility that can be incorporated into data reduction programs, telescope control systems, and simulations. Production of the U.S. parts of The Astronomical Almanac uses NOVAS. NOVAS Version 3.0 was recently released with extensive revisions to the code in response to recent IAU resolutions on astronomical reference systems, time scales, and Earth rotation models. (USNO Circular 179 describes these IAU resolutions in detail.) NOVAS now incorporates a coherent set of foundational standards for the treatment of astrometric data and the modeling of dynamics in the solar system. This version of NOVAS also improves the accuracy of its star and planet position calculations by including several small effects not previously implemented in the code. In addition, new convenience functions have been added. NOVAS algorithms are based on a rigorous vector and matrix formulation that does not use spherical trigonometry at any point. It treats objects inside and outside the solar system similarly. NOVAS fully supports all ICRS-compatible data, e.g., the Hipparcos, Tycho-2, UCAC, 2MASS and VCS catalogs, the JPL planetary and lunar ephemerides, and IERS Earth orientation measurements. NOVAS, including its User's Guide (USNO Circular 180), is available from the USNO website (http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/software-products/novas

  11. Discovery of an eclipsing dwarf nova in the ancient nova shell Te 11

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    Miszalski, Brent; Littlefair, Stuart P; Warner, Brian; Boffin, Henri M J; Corradi, Romano L M; Jones, David; Motsoaledi, Mokhine; Rodríguez-Gil, Pablo; Sabin, Laurence; Santander-García, Miguel

    2015-01-01

    We report on the discovery of an eclipsing dwarf nova (DN) inside the peculiar, bilobed nebula Te 11. Modelling of high-speed photometry of the eclipse finds the accreting white dwarf to have a mass 1.18 M$_\\odot$ and temperature 13 kK. The donor spectral type of M2.5 results in a distance of 330 pc, colocated with Barnard's loop at the edge of the Orion-Eridanus superbubble. The perplexing morphology and observed bow shock of the slowly-expanding nebula may be explained by strong interactions with the dense interstellar medium in this region. We match the DN to the historic nova of 483 CE in Orion and postulate that the nebula is the remnant of this eruption. This connection supports the millennia time scale of the post-nova transition from high to low mass-transfer rates. Te 11 constitutes an important benchmark system for CV and nova studies as the only eclipsing binary out of just three DNe with nova shells.

  12. VLBI observations of RS Oph - a recurrent nova with non-spherical ejection

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    VLBI observations of the recurrent nova RS Oph were carried out on two occasions following its 1985 outburst. The 1.7-GHz observations have revealed a linear, multicomponent radio source with total angular extent of 200 mas. For a distance of 1.6 kpc, the implied maximum expansion velocity is 3600 km s-1. The majority of the emission, however, is contained in a central component with dimension of 60 mas. A source geometry consisting of a compact core plus more extended component is also suggested by the 5-GHz results. The brightness temperature of the radio emission is > 107 K. The possibility that the low-frequency emission is due to bremsstrahlung from a 107 K plasma is ruled out by the observed level of X-ray emission. The low-frequency radiation process is therefore non-thermal, and probably synchrotron emission. Our analysis suggests that the dual-component radio spectrum of RS Oph is composed of a rapidly evolving, low-frequency non-thermal component plus a high-frequency thermal component which reaches peak flux density much later than the non-thermal emission. (author)

  13. The Spin of The Black Hole in the X-ray Binary Nova Muscae 1991

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    Chen, Zihan; McClintock, Jeffrey E; Steiner, James F; Wu, Jianfeng; Xu, Weiwei; Orosz, Jerome; Xiang, Yanmei

    2016-01-01

    The bright soft X-ray transient Nova Muscae 1991 was intensively observed during its entire 8-month outburst using the Large Area Counter (LAC) onboard the Ginga satellite. Recently, we obtained accurate estimates of the mass of the black hole primary, the orbital inclination angle of the system, and the distance. Using these crucial input data and Ginga X-ray spectra, we have measured the spin of the black hole using the continuum-fitting method. For four X-ray spectra of extraordinary quality we have determined the dimensionless spin parameter of the black hole to be a/M = 0.63 (-0.19, +0.16) (1 sigma confidence level), a result that we confirm using eleven additional spectra of lower quality. Our spin estimate challenges two published results: It is somewhat higher than the value predicted by a proposed relationship between jet power and spin; and we find that the spin of the black hole is decidedly prograde, not retrograde as has been claimed.

  14. A remarkable recurrent nova in M31 - The X-ray observations

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    Henze, M; Darnley, M J; Bode, M F; Williams, S C; Shafter, A W; Kato, M; Hachisu, I

    2014-01-01

    Another outburst of the recurrent M31 nova M31N 2008-12a was announced in late November 2013. Optical data suggest an unprecedentedly short recurrence time of approximately one year. In this Letter we address the X-ray properties of M31N 2008-12a. We requested Swift monitoring observations shortly after the optical discovery. We estimated source count rates and extracted X-ray spectra from the resulting data. The corresponding ultraviolet (UV) data was also analysed. M31N 2008-12a was clearly detected as a bright supersoft X-ray source (SSS) only six days after the well-constrained optical discovery. It displayed a short SSS phase of two weeks duration and an exceptionally hot X-ray spectrum with an effective blackbody temperature of ~97 eV. During the SSS phase the X-ray light curve displayed significant variability that might have been accompanied by spectral variations. The very early X-ray variability was found to be anti-correlated with simultaneous variations in the UV flux. The X-ray properties of M31N...

  15. Superoutburst of WZ Sge-type Dwarf Nova Below the Period Minimum: ASASSN-15po

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    Namekata, Kosuke; Kato, Taichi; Littlefield, Colin; Matsumoto, Katsura; Kojiguchi, Naoto; Sugiura, Yuki; Uto, Yusuke; Fukushima, Daiki; Tatsumi, Taiki; Yamada, Eiji; Kamibetsunawa, Taku; de Miguel, Enrique; Stein, William L; Sabo, Richard; Andreev, Maksim V; Morelle, Etienne; Pavlenko, E P; Babina, Julia V; Baklanov, Alex V; Antonyuk, Kirill A; Antonyuk, Okasana I; Sosnovskij, Aleksei A; Shugarov, Sergey Yu; Golysheva, Polina Yu; Gladilina, Natalia G; Miller, Ian; Neustroev, Vitaly V; Chavushyan, Vahram; Valdes, Jose R; Sjoberg, George; Maeda, Yutaka; Itoh, Hiroshi; Masi, Gianluca; Michel, Raul; Dubovsky, Pavol A; Kiyota, Seiichiro; Tordai, Tamas; Oksanen, Arto; Ruiz, Javier; Nogami, Daisaku

    2016-01-01

    We report on a superoutburst of a WZ Sge-type dwarf nova (DN), ASASSN-15po. The light curve showed the main superoutburst and multiple rebrightenings. In this outburst, we observed early superhumps and growing (stage A) superhumps with periods of 0.050454(2) and 0.051809(13) d, respectively. We estimated that the mass ratio of secondary to primary ($q$) is 0.0699(8) by using $P_{\\rm orb}$ and a superhump period $P_{\\rm SH}$ of stage A. ASASSN-15po [$P_{\\rm orb} \\sim$ 72.6 min] is the first DN with the orbital period between 67--76 min. Although the theoretical predicted period minimum $P_{\\rm min}$ of hydrogen-rich cataclysmic variables (CVs) is about 65--70 min, the observational cut-off of the orbital period distribution at 80 min implies that the period minimum is about 82 min, and the value is widely accepted. We suggest the following four possibilities: the object is (1) a theoretical period minimum object (2) a binary with a evolved secondary (3) a binary with a metal-poor (Popullation II) seconday (4) ...

  16. Quark Nova Model for Fast Radio Bursts

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    Shand, Zachary; Koning, Nico; Ouyed, Rachid

    2015-01-01

    FRBs are puzzling, millisecond, energetic radio transients with no discernible source; observations show no counterparts in other frequency bands. The birth of a quark star from a parent neutron star experiencing a quark nova - previously thought undetectable when born in isolation - provides a natural explanation for the emission characteristics of FRBs. The generation of unstable r-process elements in the quark nova ejecta provides millisecond exponential injection of electrons into the surrounding strong magnetic field at the parent neutron star's light cylinder via $\\beta$-decay. This radio synchrotron emission has a total duration of hundreds of milliseconds and matches the observed spectrum while reducing the inferred dispersion measure by approximately 200 cm$^{-3}$ pc. The model allows indirect measurement of neutron star magnetic fields and periods in addition to providing astronomical measurements of $\\beta$-decay chains of unstable neutron rich nuclei. Using this model, we can calculate expected FR...

  17. Entanglement in Classical Optics

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    Ghose, Partha; Mukherjee, Anirban

    2013-01-01

    The emerging field of entanglement or nonseparability in classical optics is reviewed, and its similarities with and differences from quantum entanglement clearly pointed out through a recapitulation of Hilbert spaces in general, the special restrictions on Hilbert spaces imposed in quantum mechanics and the role of Hilbert spaces in classical polarization optics. The production of Bell-like states in classical polarization optics is discussed, and new theorems are proved to discriminate betw...

  18. Bidirectional coherent classical communication

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    Harrow, Aram W.; Leung, Debbie W.

    2005-01-01

    A unitary interaction coupling two parties enables quantum or classical communication in both the forward and backward directions. Each communication capacity can be thought of as a tradeoff between the achievable rates of specific types of forward and backward communication. Our first result shows that for any bipartite unitary gate, bidirectional coherent classical communication is no more difficult than bidirectional classical communication — they have the same achievable rate regions. ...

  19. Isotopic 32S/33S ratio as a diagnostic of presolar grains from novae

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    Parikh, A; Faestermann, T; Hertenberger, R; Jose, J; Wirth, H -F; Hinke, C; Krucken, R; Seiler, D; Steiger, K; Straub, K

    2014-01-01

    Measurements of sulphur isotopes in presolar grains can help to identify the astrophysical sites in which these grains were formed. A more precise thermonuclear rate of the 33S(p,gamma)34Cl reaction is required, however, to assess the diagnostic ability of sulphur isotopic ratios. We have studied the 33S(3He,d)34Cl proton-transfer reaction at 25 MeV using a high-resolution quadrupole-dipole-dipole-dipole magnetic spectrograph. Deuteron spectra were measured at ten scattering angles between 10 and 55 degrees. Twenty-four levels in 34Cl over Ex = 4.6 - 5.9 MeV were observed, including three levels for the first time. Proton spectroscopic factors were extracted for the first time for levels above the 33S+p threshold, spanning the energy range required for calculations of the thermonuclear 33S(p,gamma)34Cl rate in classical nova explosions. We have determined a new 33S(p,gamma)34Cl rate using a Monte Carlo method and have performed new hydrodynamic nova simulations to determine the impact on nova nucleosynthesis ...

  20. UY Puppis A New Anomalous Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova

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    Stubbings, Rod

    2016-01-01

    The defining characteristic of Z Cam stars are standstills in their light curves. Some Z Cams exhibit atypical behaviour by going into outburst from a standstill. It has previously been suggested that UY Pup had been a Z Cam star, but it was ruled out due to its long-term light curve. However, in December 2015 UY Pup went into outburst and unexpectedly entered into a short standstill instead of returning to quiescence. Furthermore, UY Pup exhibited additional unusual behaviour with two outbursts detected during its standstill. After this standstill UY Pup made a brief excursion to a quiescence state and slowly rose to a longer and well-defined standstill, where it again went into another outburst. Through comparative analysis, researching and observational data of UY Pup it is evident and thus concluded that it is indeed a Z Cam star, in which renders it to be one of only four known anomalous Z Cam stars.

  1. Desni ekstremizam, radikalizam i zapadnoeuropska Nova desnica

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    Velički, Damir

    2010-01-01

    U ovom se radu polazi od pojma političkog ekstremizma koji karakterizira odbijanje temeljnih vrijednosti demokratske ustavne države te se, nadalje, nakon definiranja strukturnih značajki desnog ekstremizma on razgraničuje od srodnog pojma desnog radikalizma. U nastavku se analizira pojam tzv. Nove desnice te njezina prisutnost u Francuskoj, Italiji, Velikoj Britaniji i SR Njemačkoj. Pojam Nova desnica prikladan je ako se njime opisuju intelektualna strujanja koja rade na ide...

  2. The SuperNova Early Warning System

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    Scholberg, K.

    2008-01-01

    A core collapse in the Milky Way will produce an enormous burst of neutrinos in detectors world-wide. Such a burst has the potential to provide an early warning of a supernova's appearance. I will describe the nature of the signal, the sensitivity of current detectors, and SNEWS, the SuperNova Early Warning System, a network designed to alert astronomers as soon as possible after the detected neutrino signal.

  3. Nova power systems: status and operating experience

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    This paper describes the pulse power systems that are used in these lasers; the status and the operating experiences. The pulsed power system for the Nova Laser is comprised of several distinct technology areas. The large capacitor banks for driving flashlamps that excite the laser glass is one area, the fast pulsers that drive pockels cell shutters is another area, and the contol system for the pulsed power is a third. This paper discusses the capacitor banks and control systems

  4. /sup 7/Li production in Nova explosions

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    Starrfield, S.; Truran, J.W.; Sparks, W.M.; Arnould, M.

    1978-06-01

    Calculations of /sup 7/Li production occurring as a concomitant of thermonuclear runaways in hydrogen envelopes of white dwarfs are reported. It is found that sufficient /sup 7/Li can be produced in models displaying fast--nova-like features to suggest that the corresponding objects represent significant contributors to the /sup 7/Li enrichment of galactic matter. The sensitivities of these results to various assumptions and uncertainties are discussed.

  5. Mechanical construction of the 22 Nova laser

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    The Nova laser system for Inertial Confinement Fusion studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is under construction and will be completed October 1984 with first operations scheduled for 1985. This system is the largest precision opto-mechanical engineering system ever built. Major engineering and subsystems are mechanical, optical, and electrical power. A series of system technologies include alignment, diagnostics, target, frequency conversion, and controls. This paper will only discuss the mechanical system

  6. A method of working a coal seam which has coal and gas outbursts

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    Batmanov, Y.K.; Bakhtin, A.F.; Mochseev, M.A.; Petukhov, I.M.; Saratikyants, S.A.; Voronin, V.A.

    1983-01-01

    The purpose of this invention is to reduce expenditures on the working of an outburst-prone formation. This is achieved by using the method of working a coal seam which is prone to coal and gas outbursts; this method involves local safety excavation in the protection formation and opening air passage and ventilation workings; the ventilation working proceeds through the formation which is prone to gas and coal outbursts, while the local protection excavation in the protection formation is performed on both sides of the air passage working simultaneously with the ventilation working which is connected occasionally to the air passage working by blind shafts.

  7. Comparison of outburst danger criteria of coal seams for acoustic spectral and instrumental forecast methods

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    Shadrin, A. V.; Bireva, Yu A.

    2016-10-01

    Outburst danger criteria for the two methods of current coal seam outburst forecast are considered: instrumental - by the initial outgassing rate and chippings outlet during test boreholes drilling, and geo-physical - by relation of high frequency and low frequency components of noise caused by cutting tool of operating equipment probing the face area taking into consideration the outburst criteria correction based on methane concentration at the face area and the coal strength. The conclusion is made on “adjustment” possibility of acoustic spectral forecast method criterion amended by control of methane concentration at the coal face and the coal strength taken from the instrumental method forecast results.

  8. Research on coal structure indices to coal and gas outbursts in Pingdingshan Mine Area, China

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    郭德勇; 宋广太; 库明欣

    2002-01-01

    According to the feature that coal and gas outbursts is controlled by coal structure in Pingdingshan mine area, based on the study of the distribution law of disturbed coal in Mine Area and the macroscopic characteristics of coal structure, the characteristics and genesis to micro-pore of disturbed coal, the relationship between the type of coal structure and gas parameter, and the structural feature of coal at outbursts sites are mainly explored in this paper. Further, the steps and methods are put forward that coal structure indices applied to forecast coal and gas outbursts.

  9. Research on risk evaluation of mine gas outburst fatalness in Xiangshui Mine

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    GUI Xiang-you; YU Zhong-ming

    2008-01-01

    The danger degree evaluation of coal and gas outburst is mainly evaluating spot risk using the safety examination table and the evaluation value can be found. According to factors influence coal and gas outburst majorth were qualitative or fuzzy similar factors, used fuzzy gathering classification method for the coal and the gas outburst analysis, established fuzzy model, according to the model adopted the fuzzy similar selective principle proceeding evaluated. Two kinds methods join together analysis can raise on the accuracy rate of the prediction.

  10. Classical, Semi-classical and Quantum Noise

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    Poor, H; Scully, Marlan

    2012-01-01

    David Middleton was a towering figure of 20th Century engineering and science and one of the founders of statistical communication theory. During the second World War, the young David Middleton, working with Van Fleck, devised the notion of the matched filter, which is the most basic method used for detecting signals in noise. Over the intervening six decades, the contributions of Middleton have become classics. This collection of essays by leading scientists, engineers and colleagues of David are in his honor and reflect the wide  influence that he has had on many fields. Also included is the introduction by Middleton to his forthcoming book, which gives a wonderful view of the field of communication, its history and his own views on the field that he developed over the past 60 years. Focusing on classical noise modeling and applications, Classical, Semi-Classical and Quantum Noise includes coverage of statistical communication theory, non-stationary noise, molecular footprints, noise suppression, Quantum e...

  11. Teleportation via classical entanglement

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    Rafsanjani, Seyed Mohammad Hashemi; Magaña-Loaiza, Omar S; Boyd, Robert W

    2015-01-01

    We present a classical counterpart to quantum teleportation that uses classical entanglement instead of quantum entanglement. In our implementation we take advantage of classical entanglement among three parties: orbital angular momentum (OAM), polarization, and the radial degrees of freedom of a beam of light. We demonstrate the teleportation of arbitrary OAM states, in the subspace spanned by any two OAM states, to the polarization of the same beam. Our letter presents the first classical demonstration of a commonly-perceived--quantum phenomenon that requires entanglement among more than two parties.

  12. Outburst Risk of Barrier Lakes in Sichuan, China

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    CHENG Genwei; WANG Xiaodan; HE Xiubin; FAN Jihui; FAN Jianrong

    2008-01-01

    34 barrier lakes induced by earthquake have been formed by wedged debris on the river channels after a massive earthquake happening on May 12 in Sichuan, China. Among them, the Tangjiashan Barrier Lake is the largest one. It faces very urgent risk of dam breaking when water level reaches the top and begins overflow in case of storm rainfalls and continually aftershocks, threatening already devastated cities and villages with about 1.5 million people downstream. The outburst of a similar barrier lake occurred in the Minjiang River in 1933, causing a catastrophic flood. Risk analysis indicates that not all barrier lakes are highly dangerous. Only those lakes with very high dams and water to be filled up in short period need to be dealt with immediately.

  13. Microseism Monitoring System for Coal and Gas Outburst

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    Li Zhenbi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The outburst forecast of coal and gas is a complex system engineering. On the basis of the analysis of microseism monitoring principle, a simplex positioning algorithm for microseism monitoring is designed; a mine microseism monitoring system is established to canalize mine microseism. Mechanism of the error producing and noise reduction measures is studied. We can analyze the data of the microseism monitoring to find coal or rock vibration caused by mining activities. Microseism monitoring system can capture real-time positioning information. It also can timely, accurately monitor and position these microseism events and the mining microseism event, which provide the pressure monitoring, the prediction of gas outstanding and the next step gas coal bed mining monitoring with reference experience.

  14. Spectral analysis of SMC X-2 during its 2015 outburst

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    La Palombara, N; Pintore, F; Esposito, P; Mereghetti, S; Tiengo, A

    2016-01-01

    We report on the results of Swift and XMM-Newton observations of SMC X-2 during its last outburst in 2015 October, the first one since 2000. The source reached a very high luminosity ($L \\sim 10^{38}$ erg s$^{-1}$), which allowed us to perform a detailed analysis of its timing and spectral properties. We obtained a pulse period $P_{\\rm spin}$ = 2.372267(5) s and a characterization of the pulse profile also at low energies. The main spectral component is a hard ($\\Gamma \\simeq 0$) power-law model with an exponential cut-off, but at low energies we detected also a soft (with kT $\\simeq$ 0.15 keV) thermal component. Several emission lines can be observed at various energies. The identification of these features with the transition lines of highly ionized N, O, Ne, Si, and Fe suggests the presence of photoionized matter around the accreting source.

  15. SAX J2103.5+4545 in outburst

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    Galis, R.; Beckmann, V.; Bianchin, V.;

    2008-01-01

    We report an intense hard X-ray outburst detected from the Be/ neutron star HMXB SAX J2103.5+4545 (Blay et al. 2004, A&A, 427, 293), which is known to be a pulsar. The source was detected during INTEGRAL observations of the Galactic Plane in the Cygnus region, starting at 2007-04-25T09:14 (UTC). ......). The source was detected by INTEGRAL IBIS/ISGRI within 60 ksec with a flux of (1.7 +- 0.1)E-09 erg/cm**2/sec in the 20-40 keV energy band, and with (5.3 +- 0.7)E-10 erg/cm**2/sec at 40-80 keV....

  16. Spectral analysis of SMC X-2 during its 2015 outburst

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    La Palombara, N.; Sidoli, L.; Pintore, F.; Esposito, P.; Mereghetti, S.; Tiengo, A.

    2016-05-01

    We report on the results of XMM-Newton and Swift observations of SMC X-2 during its last outburst in 2015 October, the first one since 2000. The source reached a very high luminosity (L ˜ 1038 erg s-1), which allowed us to perform a detailed analysis of its timing and spectral properties. We obtained a pulse period Pspin = 2.372267(5) s and a characterization of the pulse profile also at low energies. The main spectral component is a hard (Γ ≃ 0) power-law model with an exponential cut-off, but at low energies we detected also a soft (with kT ≃ 0.15 keV) thermal component. Several emission lines are present in the spectrum. Their identification with the transition lines of highly ionized N, O, Ne, Si, and Fe suggests the presence of photoionized matter around the accreting source.

  17. High Resolution Optical Spectra of HBC 722 after Outburst

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    Lee, Jeong-Eun; Lee, Sang-Gak; Sung, Hyun-Il; Lee, Byeong-Cheol; Sung, Hwankyung; Green, Joel D; Jeon, Young-Beom

    2011-01-01

    We report the results of our high resolution optical spectroscopic monitoring campaign ($\\lambda$ = 3800 -- 8800 A, R = 30000 -- 45000) of the new FU Orionis-type object HBC 722. We observed HBC 722 with the BOES 1.8-m telescope between 2010 November 26 and 2010 December 29 and FU Orionis itself on 2011 January 26. We detect a number of previously unreported high-resolution K I and Ca II lines beyond 7500 A. We resolve the H$\\alpha$ and Ca II line profiles into three velocity components, which we attribute to both disk and outflow. The increased accretion during outburst can heat the disk to produce the relatively narrow absorption feature and launch outflows appearing as high velocity blue and redshifted broad features.

  18. Introduction to the Nova technical contract

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    Lindl, J.D.; Kilkenny, J.D.

    1996-06-01

    The 1990 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) final report recommended proceeding with the construction of a 1-to 2-MJ Nd-doped glass laser designed to achieve ignition in the laboratory (a laser originally called the Nova Upgrade, but now called the National Ignition Facility, or NIF, and envisioned as a national user facility). As a prerequisite, the report recommended completion of a series of target physics objectives on the Nova laser in use at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Meeting these objectives, which were called the Nova Technical Contract (NTC), would demonstrate (the Academy committee believed) that the physics of ignition targets was understood well enough that the laser requirements could be accurately specified. Completion of the NTC objectives was given the highest priority (it was Recommendation 1.1) in the NAS report. The NAS committee also recommended a concentrated effort on advanced target design for ignition. As recommended in the report, completion of these objectives has been the joint responsibility of LLNL and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Most of the articles in this issue of the ICF Quarterly were written jointly by scientists from both institutions. The original NTC objectives have been largely met. This Introduction summarizes those objectives and their motivation in the context of the requirements for ignition.

  19. NovaNet Student Outcomes, 2001-2002.

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    Harlow, Kristin; Baenen, Nancy

    NovaNet is an individualized, computer-based instruction program that is used in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, for high school course credit, remediation, and enrichment. NovaNet was first used in WCPSS in 1996, and in 1999 WCPSS received a 3-year federal grant to expand the use of NovaNET to all high schools. In…

  20. Nonmaximal neutrino mixing at NOvA from nonstandard interactions

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    Liao, Jiajun; Whisnant, Kerry

    2016-01-01

    Muon neutrino disappearance measurements at NOvA suggest that maximal \\theta_{23} is excluded at the 2.5\\sigma CL. This is in mild tension with T2K data which prefer maximal mixing. Considering that NOvA has a much longer baseline than T2K, we point out that the apparent departure from maximal mixing in NOvA may be a consequence of nonstandard neutrino propagation in matter.

  1. Lectures on Classical Integrability

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    Torrielli, Alessandro

    2016-01-01

    We review some essential aspects of classically integrable systems. The detailed outline of the lectures consists of: 1. Introduction and motivation, with historical remarks; 2. Liouville theorem and action-angle variables, with examples (harmonic oscillator, Kepler problem); 3. Algebraic tools: Lax pairs, monodromy and transfer matrices, classical r-matrices and exchange relations, non-ultralocal Poisson brackets, with examples (non-linear Schroedinger model, principal chiral field); 4. Features of classical r-matrices: Belavin-Drinfeld theorems, analyticity properties, and lift of the classical structures to quantum groups; 5. Classical inverse scattering method to solve integrable differential equations: soliton solutions, spectral properties and the Gel'fand-Levitan-Marchenko equation, with examples (KdV equation, Sine-Gordon model). Prepared for the Durham Young Researchers Integrability School, organised by the GATIS network. This is part of a collection of lecture notes.

  2. Spectral and Temporal Properties of MAXI J1836-194 during 2011 Outburst

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    Jana, A; Mondal, S; Chakrabarti, S K; Molla, A A; Chatterjee, D

    2015-01-01

    We study black hole candidate (BHC) MAXI~J1836-194 during its 2011 outburst with Two Component Advective Flow (TCAF) model using RXTE/PCU2 data in $2.5-25$~keV band. From spectral fit, accretion flow parameters such as Keplerian disk rate ($\\dot{m_d}$), sub-Keplerian halo rate ($\\dot{m_h}$), shock location ($X_{s}$) and compression ratio (R) are extracted directly. During the entire phase of the outburst, quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) are observed sporadically. From the nature of the variation of accretion rate ratio (ARR=$\\dot{m_h}$ / $\\dot{m_d}$) and QPOs, entire period of the outburst is classified in two spectral states, such as, hard (HS), hard-intermediate (HIMS). Unlike other transient BHCs, no signature of soft (SS) and soft-intermediate (SIMS) spectral states are observed during entire phase of the outburst

  3. Development of a web-based, underground coalmine gas outburst information management system

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    Naj Aziz; Richard Caladine; Lucia Tome; Ken Cram; Devendra Vyas [University of Wollongong, NSW (Australia)

    2007-04-15

    The primary objective of this project was to develop an online coal mine outburst information management system to provide the coal mining industry with the necessary information and knowledge on outbursts via the World Wide Web. The Website has been constructed using the standard web format. Access to the site is by standard web browsers. The address of the site is http://www.uow.edu.au/eng/outburst. The website has 85 conference papers which were held in Australia, dating as far back as the 1980's, various seminar presentations, more than 250 references, a limited but important collection of international papers, direct links to ACARP and NERRDC publication lists, links to several leading organisations of particular interest in mine gas and outburst control. These links include both private and government organisations, and a forum for discussion.

  4. On the diversity and similarity of outbursts of symbiotic binaries and cataclysmic variables

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    Skopal, Augustin

    2015-01-01

    Outbursts in two classes of interacting binary systems, the symbiotic stars (SSs) and the cataclysmic variables (CVs), show a number of similarities in spite of very different orbital periods. Typical values for SSs are in the order of years, whereas for CVs they are of a few hours. Both systems undergo unpredictable outbursts, characterized by a brightening in the optical by 1 - 3 and 7 - 15 mag for SSs and CVs, respectively. By modelling the multiwavelength SED of selected examples from both groups of these interacting binaries, I determine their basic physical parameters at a given time of the outburst evolution. In this way I show that the principal difference between outbursts of these objects is their violence, whereas the ionization structure of their ejecta is basically very similar. This suggests that the mechanism of the mass ejection by the white dwarfs in these systems is also similar.

  5. Pattern recognition prediction of coal and gas outburst hazard in the sixth mine of Hebi

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    ZHANG Hong-wei; SONG Wei-hua; YANG Heng; ZHANG Ming-jie

    2008-01-01

    Based on the systematical analysis influence factors of coal and gas outburst,the main factors and their magnitude was determined by the corresponding methods. With the research region divided into finite predicting units, the internal relation between the factors and the hazard of coal and gas outburst, that was combination model of influence factors, was ascertained through multi-factor pattern recognition method. On the basis of contrastive analysis the pattern of coal and gas outburst between prediction region and mined region, the hazard of every predication unit was determined. The mining area was then divided into coal and gas outburst dangerous area, threaten area and safe area respectively according to the hazard of every predication unit. Accordingly the hazard of mining area is assessed.

  6. Orbital parameters of V 0332+53 from 2015 giant outburst data

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    Doroshenko, V; Santangelo, A

    2015-01-01

    We present the updated orbital solution for a transient Be X-ray binary V 0332+53 currently undergoing a major outburst using the data from gamma-ray burst monitor onboard the Fermi mission. We model the observed changes in the spin-frequency of the pulsar and deduce the orbital parameters of the system significantly improving existing constrains. The intrinsic spin-up of the neutron star is found to be comparable to values observed in previous giant outburst.

  7. Comparing potentials for gas outburst in a Chinese anthracite and an Australian bituminous coal mine

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    Li Guoqing; Saghafi Abouna

    2014-01-01

    Gas outbursts in underground mining occur under conditions of high gas desorption rate and gas content, combined with high stress regime, low coal strength and high Young’s modulus. This combination of gas and stress factors occurs more often in deep mining. Hence, as the depth of mining increases, the poten-tial for outburst increases. This study proposes a conceptual model to evaluate outburst potential in terms of an outburst indicator. The model was used to evaluate the potential for gas outburst in two mines, by comparing numerical simulations of gas flow behavior under typical stress regimes in an Australian gassy mine extracting a medium-volatile bituminous coal, and a Chinese gassy coal mine in Qinshui Basin (Shanxi province) extracting anthracite coal. We coupled the stress simulation program (FLAC3D) with the gas simulation program (SIMED II) to compute the stress and gas pressure and gas content distribution following development of a roadway into the targeted coal seams. The data from gas content and stress distribution were then used to quantify the intensity of energy release in the event of an outburst.

  8. Detection of an outburst one year prior to the explosion of SN 2011ht

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    Fraser, M; Kotak, R; Smartt, S J; Smith, K W; Polshaw, J; Drake, A J; Boles, T; Lee, C -H; Burgett, W S; Chambers, K C; Draper, P W; Flewelling, H; Hodapp, K W; Kaiser, N; Kudritzki, R -P; Magnier, E A; Price, P A; Tonry, J L; Wainscoat, R J; Waters, C

    2013-01-01

    Using imaging from the Pan-STARRS1 survey, we identify a precursor outburst at epochs 287 and 170 days prior to the reported explosion of the purported Type IIn supernova (SN) 2011ht. In the Pan-STARRS data, a source coincident with SN 2011ht is detected exclusively in the \\zps\\ and \\yps-bands. An absolute magnitude of M$_z\\simeq$-11.8 suggests that this was an outburst of the progenitor star. Unfiltered, archival Catalina Real Time Transient survey images also reveal a coincident source from at least 258 to 138 days before the main event. We suggest that the outburst is likely to be an intrinsically red eruption, although we cannot conclusively exclude a series of erratic outbursts which were observed only in the redder bands by chance. This is only the fourth detection of an outburst prior to a claimed SN, and lends credence to the possibility that many more interacting transients have pre-explosion outbursts, which have been missed by current surveys.

  9. Modeling magnetar outbursts: Flux enhancements and the connection with short bursts and glitches

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    Pons, Jose A

    2012-01-01

    The availability of a large amount of observational data recently collected from magnetar outbursts is now calling for a complete theoretical study of outburst characteristics. In this letter (the first of a series dedicated to model magnetar outbursts), we tackle the long-standing open issue of whether or not short bursts and glitches are always connected to long-term radiative outbursts. We show that the recent detection of short bursts and glitches seemingly unconnected to outbursts is only misleading our understanding of these events. We show that, in the framework of the starquake model, neutrino emission processes in the magnetar crust limit the temperature, and therefore the luminosity. This natural limit to the maximum luminosity makes outbursts associated with bright persistent magnetars barely detectable. These events are simply seen as a small luminosity increase over the already bright quiescent state, followed by a fast return to quiescence. In particular, this is the case for 1RXS J1708-4009, 1E...

  10. Rock and water outburst and its prevention measure. Mizu tosshutsu to sono taisaku

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    Nishimura, S. (Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Nakajima, I.; Ujihara, M. (Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-12-25

    With coal mines on the ebb, the technologies developed therefrom are beginning to fall into oblivion. Accordingly, a review was made from the present day viewpoint on the rock and water outbursts occurred several times at the Yubari Coal Mine at its development phase a water outburst accompanying rock outburst that occurs when a shaft gets close to a (high-pressure ground water bed). A fracture probability theory was used to determine the reason why a crater formed at a water outburst has a small opening and a great depth in the case of shales, and the other way around in the case of sand stones. The result was used in considering the specifications for water stopping constructions established in the past as the water outburst prevention measures, whereas such specifications having been improved on shales with the greatest uniformity were clarified to provide higher safety to other kinds of rocks. Examinations were also given on the flooding construction method used in constructing shaft bottom bulkheads as a provisional measure against a water outburst in a vertical shaft. This construction method could be applied to developing underground spaces at great depths. 8 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

  11. The outburst duration and duty-cycle of GRS 1915+105

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    Deegan, P; Wynn, G A

    2009-01-01

    The extraordinarily long outburst of GRS 1915+105 makes it one of the most remarkable low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs). It has been in a state of constant outburst since its discovery in 1992, an eruption which has persisted ~100 times longer than those of more typical LXMBs. The long orbital period of GRS 1915+105 implies that it contains large and massive accretion disc which is able to fuel its extreme outburst. In this paper, we address the longevity of the outburst and quiescence phases of GRS 1915+105 using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations of its accretion disc through many outburst cycles. Our model is set in the two-alpha framework and includes the effects of the thermo-viscous instability, tidal torques, irradiation by central X-rays and wind mass loss. We explore the model parameter space and the examine the impact of the various ingredients. We predict that the outburst of GRS 1915+105 should last a minimum of 20 years and possibly up to ~100 years if X-ray irradiation is very signifi...

  12. Application of computational intelligence platform in coal and gas outburst prediction

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    FU Hua; JING Xiao-liang; LIANG Ming-guang

    2012-01-01

    The present situation of lacking fast and effective coal and gas outburst prediction techniques will lead to long outburst prevention cycles and poor accurate prediction effects and slows down coal roadway drive speed seriously.Also,due to historical and economic reasons,some coal mines in China are equipped with poor safety equipment,and the staff professional capability is low.What's worse,artificial and mine geological conditions have great influences on the traditional technologies of coal and gas outburst prediction.Therefore,seeking a new fast and efficient coal and gas outburst prediction method is necessary.By using system engineering theory,combined with the current mine production conditions and based on the coal and gas outburst composite hypothesis,a coal and gas outburst spatiotemporal forecasting system was established.This system can guide forecasting work schedule,optimize prediction technologies,carry out step-by-step prediction and eliminate hazard hierarchically.From the point of view of application,the proposed system improves the prediction efficiency and accuracy.On this basis,computational intelligence methods to construct disaster information analysis platform were used.Feed-back results provide decision support to mine safety supervisors.

  13. The 2009 outburst of H~1743-322 as observed by RXTE

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    Chen, Yupeng; Torres, Diego F; Wang, Jianmin; Li, Jian; Li, Tipei; Qu, Jinlu

    2010-01-01

    We analyze the RXTE observations of the 2009 outburst of H~1743-322, as well as the observations of the previous five outbursts for comparison. The hardness-intensity diagram (HID) shows a complete counter-clockwise q-track for the 2009 outburst and, interestingly, the track falls in} between a huge one in 2003, with a complete transition to high/soft state, and that of} the failed outburst in 2008. It leaves the low/hard state but does not reach the leftmost edge of the overall HID. While the lowest hardness (6--19 keV/3--6 keV) values} in the HID is about 0.3--0.4 for the 2009 outburst, similar to the ``failed state transition" seen in the persistent black hole XRB Cyg X-1, the timing analysis shows that a transition to the high soft state occurred. During the low/hard state of the 2009 outburst, the inner radius of the accretion disk is found to be closer to the central black hole and have an anti-correlation with the disk temperature. These results may be understood as the reprocessing} of the hot corona ...

  14. Reflections of AGN Outbursts in the Gaseous Atmosphere of M87

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    Forman, W; Heinz, S; Owen, F; Eilek, J A; Vikhlinin, A; Markevitch, M L; Kraft, R; Churazov, E; Jones, C

    2003-01-01

    We combined deep Chandra, ROSAT HRI, and XMM-Newton observations of M87 to study the impact of AGN outbursts on its gaseous atmosphere. Many X-ray features appear to be a direct result of repetitive AGN outbursts. In particular, the X-ray cavities around the jet and counter jet are likely due to the expansion of radio plasma, while rings of enhanced emission at 14 and 17 kpc are probably shock fronts associated with outbursts that began 1-2\\times10^7 years ago. The effects of these shocks are also seen in brightenings within the prominent X-ray arms. On larger scales, ~50 kpc from the nucleus, depressions in the surface brightness may be remnants of earlier outbursts. As suggested for the Perseus cluster, our analysis of the energetics of the M87 outbursts argues that shocks may be the most significant channel for AGN energy input into the cooling flow atmospheres of galaxies, groups, and clusters. For M87, the mean power driving the shock outburst, 2.4\\times 10^{43} ergs/sec, is three times greater than the ...

  15. Davidson and classical pragmatism

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    Paula Rossi

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I wish to trace some connections between Donald Davidson's work (1917-2003 and two major representatives of the classical pragmatist movement: Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914 and William James (1842-1910. I will start with a basic characterization of classical pragmatism; then, I shall examine certain conceptions in Peirce's and James' pragmatism, in order to establish affinities with Davidson´s thought. Finally, and bearing in mind the previous con-nections, I will reflect briefly on the relevance –often unrecognized- of classical pragmatist ideas in the context of contemporary philosophi-cal discussions.

  16. Nova as embedded operating system for cuban hardware Nova como sistema operativo embebido para hardware cubano

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    Mijail Hurtado Fedorovich

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of the construction a an embedded operating system based on Nova, which provides the needed features to create the Cuban Thin Client, using as hardware component the Computer on a CID 300/9 Board designed by the Central Institute for Digital Research, obtaining the first version of Nova for the Advance RISC Machine  computer architecture and the first base operating system, stable and for general purposes for the CID 300/9. A state of the art of the currently most used embedded operating systems, the solution's structure, the methods and tools used for its development are presented. Este trabajo expone los resultados de construir un sistema operativo embebido basado en Nova, el cual brinda las funcionalidades necesarias para crear el Cliente Ligero Cubano, utilizando como componente de hardware, la Computadora en una Tarjeta CID 300/9 diseñada por el Instituto Central de Investigación Digital. Obteniéndose la primera versión de Nova para la arquitectura de computadora Advanced RISC Machine y el primer sistema operativo base, estable y de propósito general para la CID 300/9. Se expone un estado del arte de los sistemas operativos embebidos más utilizados actualmente; la estructura de la solución, los métodos y herramientas empleados para obtenerla.

  17. Nova como sistema operativo embebido para hardware cubano Nova as embedded operating system for cuban hardware

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    José Ernesto Torres Sánchez

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo expone los resultados de construir un sistema operativo embebido basado en Nova, el cual brinda las funcionalidades necesarias para crear el Cliente Ligero Cubano, utilizando como componente de hardware, la Computadora en una Tarjeta CID 300/9 diseñada por el Instituto Central de Investigación Digital. Obteniéndose la primera versión de Nova para la arquitectura de computadora Advanced RISC Machine y el primer sistema operativo base, estable y de propósito general para la CID 300/9. Se expone un estado del arte de los sistemas operativos embebidos más utilizados actualmente; la estructura de la solución, los métodos y herramientas empleados para obtenerla.This paper presents the results of the construction a an embedded operating system based on Nova, which provides the needed features to create the Cuban Thin Client, using as hardware component the Computer on a CID 300/9 Board designed by the Central Institute for Digital Research, obtaining the first version of Nova for the Advance RISC Machine  computer architecture and the first base operating system, stable and for general purposes for the CID 300/9. A state of the art of the currently most used embedded operating systems, the solution's structure, the methods and tools used for its development are presented.

  18. Discovery of a Probable Nova in M81 and Photometry of Three M81 Novae

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    Hornoch, K.; Errmann, R.; Carlisle, Ch.; Vaduvescu, O.

    2015-02-01

    We report the discovery of a probable nova in M81 on a co-added 1600-s narrow-band H-alpha CCD image taken with the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) + WFC at La Palma under ~1.6" seeing on 2015 Jan.

  19. 10% discount at Novae restaurants for students

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    2016-01-01

    A 10% discount will be granted for students dining in restaurants 1 and 2 (on the Meyrin site) during the summer from 15 June 2016 to 15 September 2016.   A special badge will be issued by the respective secretariats if the student fulfils the following criteria:  Is under 25 years old; Is in possession of a student card issued by a University or college; Has a CERN contract > 1 month (Users, Summer Students, Trainees, etc). This badge and the CERN access card will have to be shown at the Novae restaurants in order to benefit from this discount.

  20. Discovery of Two Novae in M81

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    Hornoch, K.; Vaduvescu, O.; Zurita, C.; Patrick, L.; Ledo, H.; Karjalainen, R.

    2012-05-01

    We report the discovery of two novae in M81 on a co-added 1600-s narrow-band H-alpha CCD image taken with the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) + WFC at La Palma under ~0.8" seeing on May 22.901 UT. The new objects are well visible on the co-added image (see the finding chart linked below) as well as on individual 400-s frames, but are not present on numerous narrow-band H-alpha archival images from the INT down to limiting magnitude as faint as H-alpha = 22.3.

  1. Supernova hydrodynamics experiments using the Nova laser

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    Remington, B.A.; Glendinning, S.G.; Estabrook, K.; Wallace, R.J.; Rubenchik, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Kane, J.; Arnett, D. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). Stewart Observatory; Drake, R.P. [Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI (United States); McCray, R. [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States)

    1997-04-01

    We are developing experiments using the Nova laser to investigate two areas of physics relevant to core-collapse supernovae (SN): (1) compressible nonlinear hydrodynamic mixing and (2) radiative shock hydrodynamics. In the former, we are examining the differences between the 2D and 3D evolution of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, an issue critical to the observables emerging from SN in the first year after exploding. In the latter, we are investigating the evolution of a colliding plasma system relevant to the ejecta-stellar wind interactions of the early stages of SN remnant formation. The experiments and astrophysical implications are discussed.

  2. A study of law of coal-and-gas outburst & its controlling factors in Kailuan Mine Area,China

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    LI Jun-tao; GUO De-yong; ZHANG Zhi-yan

    2007-01-01

    On basis of an analysis of the geological condition,law of gas outburst and materials about coal-and-gas outburst,this paper summarized the characteristics associated with coal-and-gas outburst of Zhaogezhuang Mine and studied the factors controlling coal-and-gas outburst such as stress,coal structure and gas pressure,content of gas.Then.based on a comparison of effects of in-situ stresses,coal structure and gas on coal-and-gas outburst of Zhaogezhuang Mine,the paper concludes that the major geologicaI factors that control coal-and-gas outburst of Zhaogezhuang Mine are in-situ stresses and coal structure.

  3. On Noncommutative Classical Mechanics

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    Djemai, A E F

    2003-01-01

    In this work, I investigate the noncommutative Poisson algebra of classical observables corresponding to a proposed general Noncommutative Quantum Mechanics, \\cite{1}. I treat some classical systems with various potentials and some Physical interpretations are given concerning the presence of noncommutativity at large scales (Celeste Mechanics) directly tied to the one present at small scales (Quantum Mechanics) and its possible relation with UV/IR mixing.

  4. Davidson and classical pragmatism

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    Paula Rossi

    2007-01-01

    In this paper I wish to trace some connections between Donald Davidson's work (1917-2003) and two major representatives of the classical pragmatist movement: Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) and William James (1842-1910). I will start with a basic characterization of classical pragmatism; then, I shall examine certain conceptions in Peirce's and James' pragmatism, in order to establish affinities with Davidson´s thought. Finally, and bearing in mind the previous con-nections, I will reflect brie...

  5. The Nova Rate in M94 (NGC4736)

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    Gueth, T; Misselt, K A

    2010-01-01

    A multi-epoch H$\\alpha$ survey of the early-type spiral galaxy M94 (NGC 4736) has been completed as part of a program to establish the galaxy's nova rate. A total of 4 nova candidates were discovered in 7 epochs of observation during the period from 2005 to 2007. After making corrections for temporal coverage and spatial completeness, a global nova rate of 5.0$^{+1.8}_{-1.4}$ yr$^{-1}$ was determined. This rate corresponds to a specific-luminosity nova rate of 1.4 $\\pm$ 0.5 novae per year per 10$^{10} L_{\\odot,K}$ when the K luminosity is determined from the B - K color, or 1.5 $\\pm$ 0.4 novae per year per 10$^{10} L_{\\odot,K}$ when the K luminosity is derived from the Two Micron All Sky Survey. These values are slightly lower than that of other galaxies with measured nova rates, which typically lie in the range of 2-3 novae per year per 10$^{10} L_{\\odot}$ in the K band.

  6. Results of Statewide TerraNova Testing, Fall 1998.

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    La Marca, Paul M.

    This summary provides key findings about state, district, and school level performance on the TerraNova examinations (CTB/McGraw Hill) in Nevada in 1998-1999. The TerraNova tests are used to assess students in grades 4, 8, and 10 as stipulated by Nevada law. Within this summary, a description of performance as measured by national percentile…

  7. Chemical and Physical Parameters from X-Ray High-resolution Spectra of the Galactic Nova V959 Mon

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    Peretz, U.; Orio, M.; Behar, E.; Bianchini, A.; Gallagher, J.; Rauch, T.; Tofflemire, B.; Zemko, P.

    2016-09-01

    Two observations of V959 Mon done using the Chandra X-ray gratings during the late outburst phases (2012 September and December) offer extraordinary insight into the physics and chemistry of this Galactic ONe nova. The X-ray flux was 1.7 × 10-11 erg cm-2 s-1 and 8.6 × 10-12 erg cm-2 s-1, respectively, at the two epochs. The first result, coupled with electron density diagnostics and compared with published optical and ultraviolet observations, indicates that most likely in 2012 September, the X-rays originated from a very small fraction of the ejecta, concentrated in very dense clumps. We obtained a fairly good fit to the September spectrum with a model of plasma in collisional ionization equilibrium with two components; one at a temperature of 0.78 keV, associated with flat-topped and asymmetrical emission lines, blueshifted by ≃710-930 km s-1 the other one at a temperature of 4.5 keV, mostly contributing to the high-energy continuum. However, we cannot rule out a range of plasma temperatures between these two extremes; we also modeled the spectrum as a static cooling flow, but the available models and the data quality are not adequate yet to differentiate between the two-component fit and a smoothly varying temperature structure. In December, the central white dwarf (WD) became visible in X-rays. We estimate an effective temperature of ≃680,000 K, consistent with a WD mass ≥slant 1.1 M ⊙. The WD flux is modulated with the orbital period, indicating high inclination, and two quasi-periodic modulations with hour timescales were also observed. No hot plasma component with a temperature above 0.5 keV was observed in December, and the blueshifted component cooled to kT ≃ 0.45 keV. Additionally, new emission lines due to a much cooler plasma appeared, which were not observed two months earlier. We estimate abundances and yields of elements in the nova wind that cannot be measured in the optical spectra and confirm the high Ne abundance previously derived

  8. Modeling AGN outbursts from supermassive black hole binaries

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    Tanaka T.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available When galaxies merge to assemble more massive galaxies, their nuclear supermassive black holes (SMBHs should form bound binaries. As these interact with their stellar and gaseous environments, they will become increasingly compact, culminating in inspiral and coalescence through the emission of gravitational radiation. Because galaxy mergers and interactions are also thought to fuel star formation and nuclear black hole activity, it is plausible that such binaries would lie in gas-rich environments and power active galactic nuclei (AGN. The primary difference is that these binaries have gravitational potentials that vary – through their orbital motion as well as their orbital evolution – on humanly tractable timescales, and are thus excellent candidates to give rise to coherent AGN variability in the form of outbursts and recurrent transients. Although such electromagnetic signatures would be ideally observed concomitantly with the binary’s gravitational-wave signatures, they are also likely to be discovered serendipitously in wide-field, high-cadence surveys; some may even be confused for stellar tidal disruption events. I discuss several types of possible “smoking gun” AGN signatures caused by the peculiar geometry predicted for accretion disks around SMBH binaries.

  9. Recent outburst of the young star V1180 Cas

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    Antoniucci, S; Di Paola, A; Giannini, T; Harutyunyan, A; Kopatskaya, E N; Larionov, V M; Causi, G Li; Lorenzetti, D; Morozova, D; Nisini, B; Vitali, F

    2014-01-01

    We report on the ongoing outburst of the young variable V1180 Cas, which is known to display characteristics in common with EXor eruptive variables. We present results that support the scenario of an accretion-driven nature of the brightness variations of the object and provide the first evidence of jet structures around the source. We monitored the recent flux variations of the target in the Rc, J, H, and K bands. New optical and near-IR spectra taken during the current high state of V1180 Cas are presented, in conjunction with H2 narrow-band imaging of the source. Observed near-IR colour variations are analogous to those observed in EXors and consistent with excess emission originating from an accretion event. The spectra show numerous emission lines, which indicates accretion, ejection of matter, and an active disc. Using optical and near-IR emission features we derive a mass accretion rate of ~3 E-8 Msun/yr, which is an order of magnitude lower than previous estimates. In addition, a mass loss rate of ~4 ...

  10. The Early ALMA View of the FU Ori Outburst System

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    Hales, A S; Dent, W R D; Andrews, S M; Eisner, J A; Cieza, L A

    2015-01-01

    We have obtained ALMA Band 7 observations of the FU Ori outburst system at 0.6"x0.5" resolution to measure the link between the inner disk instability and the outer disk through sub-mm continuum and molecular line observations. Our observations detect continuum emission which can be well modeled by two unresolved sources located at the position of each binary component. The interferometric observations recover the entire flux reported in previous single-dish studies, ruling out the presence of a large envelope. Assuming that the dust is optically thin, we derive disk dust masses of $2\\times 10^{-4}$M$_{\\odot}$ and $8\\times 10^{-5}$M$_{\\odot}$, for the north and south components respectively. We place limits on the disks' radii of $r<$45 AU. We report the detection of molecular emission from $^{12}$CO(3-2), HCO$^{+}$(4-3) and from HCN(4-3). The $^{12}$CO appears widespread across the two binary components, and is slightly more extended than the continuum emission. The denser gas tracer HCO$^{+}$ peaks close...

  11. OH maser outburst in the W3 nebula

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    Gosachinskij, I. V.; Grenkov, S. A.; Ipatov, A. V.; Rakhimov, I. A.

    2016-07-01

    We report the results of three-year long observations of OH masers at 1665 MHz in the W3(OH) source carried out with the 32-m antenna of Svetloe Radio Astronomical Observatory.We found that the strongest activity during the period from December 2011 through March 2012 was exhibited by the region at radial velocity -46.2km s-1. The region showed no activity in the ensuing time. The most striking outburst was the event that occurred on January 23, 2013 at UT 03:27. At that time the flux of the region increased by a factor of seven in 90 s, and then decreased down to the initial level. Such a time scale yields the upper estimate of 0.18 AU (2.7 × 1012 cm) for the linear size of the maser dot. In 2013-2014 intensity variations were found the -47.6 and -45.1km s-1 components with time scales on the order of 10 hours and anticorrelated behavior of the left- and right-hand polarization fluxes. This is the first time that such phenomena have been found in the behavior of OH maser emission, and they cannot be explained by any existing models of maser variability.

  12. Transient Fragments in Outbursting Comet 17P/Holmes

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    Stevenson, Rachel; Jewitt, David

    2010-01-01

    We present results from a wide-field imaging campaign at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope to study the spectacular outburst of comet 17P/Holmes in late 2007. Using image-processing techniques we probe inside the spherical dust coma and find sixteen fragments having both spatial distribution and kinematics consistent with isotropic ejection from the nucleus. Photometry of the fragments is inconsistent with scattering from monolithic, inert bodies. Instead, each detected fragment appears to be an active cometesimal producing its own dust coma. By scaling from the coma of the primary nucleus of 17P/Holmes, assumed to be 1.7 km in radius, we infer that the sixteen fragments have maximum effective radii between ~ 10 m and ~ 100 m on UT 2007 Nov. 6. The fragments subsequently fade at a common rate of ~ 0.2 mag/day, consistent with steady depletion of ices from these bodies in the heat of the Sun. Our characterization of the fragments supports the hypothesis that a large piece of material broke away from the nucle...

  13. Quark nova model for fast radio bursts

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    Shand, Zachary; Ouyed, Amir; Koning, Nico; Ouyed, Rachid

    2016-05-01

    Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are puzzling, millisecond, energetic radio transients with no discernible source; observations show no counterparts in other frequency bands. The birth of a quark star from a parent neutron star experiencing a quark nova - previously thought undetectable when born in isolation - provides a natural explanation for the emission characteristics of FRBs. The generation of unstable r-process elements in the quark nova ejecta provides millisecond exponential injection of electrons into the surrounding strong magnetic field at the parent neutron star's light cylinder via β-decay. This radio synchrotron emission has a total duration of hundreds of milliseconds and matches the observed spectrum while reducing the inferred dispersion measure by approximately 200 cm‑3 pc. The model allows indirect measurement of neutron star magnetic fields and periods in addition to providing astronomical measurements of β-decay chains of unstable neutron rich nuclei. Using this model, we can calculate expected FRB average energies (∼ 1041 erg) and spectral shapes, and provide a theoretical framework for determining distances.

  14. Observations and simulations of nova Vul 1984 no. 2: A nova with ejecta rich in oxygen, neon, and magnesium

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    Starrfield, S.; Sonneborn, G.; Stryker, L. L.; Sparks, Warren M.; Truran, James W.; Ferland, Gary; Wagner, R. M.; Gallagher, J. S.; Wade, R.; Williams, R. E.

    1988-01-01

    Nova Vul 1984 no. 2 was observed with IUE from Dec. 1984 through Nov. 1987. The spectra are characterized by strong lines from Mg, Ne, C, Si, O, N, and other elements. Data obtained in the ultraviolet, infrared, and optical show that this nova is ejecting material rich in oxygen, neon, and magnesium.

  15. EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE 2015 JUNE OUTBURST OF V404 CYG

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    Bernardini, F.; Russell, D. M.; Koljonen, K. I. I. [New York University Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 129188, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Shaw, A. W.; Charles, P. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Lewis, F. [Faulkes Telescope Project, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, The Parade, CF24 3AA, Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom); Lasota, J. P. [Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS et Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Paris 06, UMR 7095, 98bis Bd Arago, F-75014 Paris (France); Casares, J., E-mail: bernardini@nyu.edu [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, E-38205 La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain)

    2016-02-10

    On 2015 June 15 the burst alert telescope (BAT) on board Swift detected an X-ray outburst from the black hole (BH) transient V404 Cyg. We monitored V404 Cyg for the last 10 years with the 2-m Faulkes Telescope North in three optical bands (V, R, and i′). We found that, one week prior to this outburst, the optical flux was 0.1–0.3 mag brighter than the quiescent orbital modulation, implying an optical precursor to the X-ray outburst. There is also a hint of a gradual optical decay (years) followed by a rise lasting two months prior to the outburst. We fortuitously obtained an optical spectrum of V404 Cyg 13 hr before the BAT trigger. This too was brighter than quiescence, and showed spectral lines typical of an accretion disk, with characteristic absorption features of the donor being much weaker. No He ii emission was detected, which would have been expected had the X-ray flux been substantially brightening. This, combined with the presence of intense Hα emission, about seven times the quiescent level, suggests that the disk entered the hot, outburst state before the X-ray outburst began. We propose that the outburst is produced by a viscous–thermal instability triggered close to the inner edge of a truncated disk. An X-ray delay of a week is consistent with the time needed to refill the inner region and hence move the inner edge of the disk inwards, allowing matter to reach the central BH, finally turning on the X-ray emission.

  16. STELLAR ORIGINS OF EXTREMELY {sup 13}C- AND {sup 15}N-ENRICHED PRESOLAR SIC GRAINS: NOVAE OR SUPERNOVAE?

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    Liu, Nan; Nittler, Larry R.; Alexander, Conel M. O’D.; Wang, Jianhua [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Pignatari, Marco [E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Hull, HU6 7RX (United Kingdom); José, Jordi [Department de Fisica, EUETIB, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, E-08036 Barcelona (Spain); Nguyen, Ann, E-mail: nliu@carnegiescience.edu [Robert M. Walker Laboratory for Space Science, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058 (United States)

    2016-04-01

    Extreme excesses of {sup 13}C ({sup 12}C/{sup 13}C < 10) and {sup 15}N ({sup 14}N/{sup 15}N < 20) in rare presolar SiC grains have been considered diagnostic of an origin in classical novae, though an origin in core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) has also been proposed. We report C, N, and Si isotope data for 14 submicron- to micron-sized {sup 13}C- and {sup 15}N-enriched presolar SiC grains ({sup 12}C/{sup 13}C < 16 and {sup 14}N/{sup 15}N < ∼100) from Murchison, and their correlated Mg–Al, S, and Ca–Ti isotope data when available. These grains are enriched in {sup 13}C and {sup 15}N, but with quite diverse Si isotopic signatures. Four grains with {sup 29,30}Si excesses similar to those of type C SiC grains likely came from CCSNe, which experienced explosive H burning occurred during explosions. The independent coexistence of proton- and neutron-capture isotopic signatures in these grains strongly supports heterogeneous H ingestion into the He shell in pre-supernovae. Two of the seven putative nova grains with {sup 30}Si excesses and {sup 29}Si depletions show lower-than-solar {sup 34}S/{sup 32}S ratios that cannot be explained by classical nova nucleosynthetic models. We discuss these signatures within the CCSN scenario. For the remaining five putative nova grains, both nova and supernova origins are viable because explosive H burning in the two stellar sites could result in quite similar proton-capture isotopic signatures. Three of the grains are sub-type AB grains that are also {sup 13}C enriched, but have a range of higher {sup 14}N/{sup 15}N. We found that {sup 15}N-enriched AB grains (∼50 < {sup 14}N/{sup 15}N < ∼100) have distinctive isotopic signatures compared to putative nova grains, such as higher {sup 14}N/{sup 15}N, lower {sup 26}Al/{sup 27}Al, and lack of {sup 30}Si excess, indicating weaker proton-capture nucleosynthetic environments.

  17. Classically-Controlled Quantum Computation

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    Perdrix, Simon; Jorrand, Philippe

    2004-01-01

    Quantum computations usually take place under the control of the classical world. We introduce a Classically-controlled Quantum Turing Machine (CQTM) which is a Turing Machine (TM) with a quantum tape for acting on quantum data, and a classical transition function for a formalized classical control. In CQTM, unitary transformations and measurements are allowed. We show that any classical TM is simulated by a CQTM without loss of efficiency. The gap between classical and quantum computations, ...

  18. 基于可拓模式识别的煤与瓦斯突出危险性分析%Risk analysis of coal and gas outburst based on extensible pattern recognition

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    程东全; 顾锋

    2012-01-01

    In order to effectively identify the risk of coal and gas outburst, an extensible pattern recognition model based on extensible theory and entropy theory was studied. Entropy weight is a kind of objective weights which only depends on the original data from the I-dentified objects. It has no not relationship with the evaluators. Therefore, the subjectivity in ascertaining weights can be avoided. Meanwhile, correlative function which is only related to the distan-logce between identified object and classic fields was built in extensible pattern recognition model. Therefore, the subjectivity in ascertaining correlative degree and comprehensive degree of membership can be avoided as well. As a result, the identification procedures were found to be more objective than other models. Coal and gas outburst risks of three mining faces in Some Energy Co. Ltd were analyzed with the extensible pattern recognition. Outburst risk of every mining face was ascertained. In addition, the preference order of outburst risks among three mining faces was obtained and the existing problems in different mining faces were identified. Emphases on prevention measures of coal and gas outbursts were discussed as well. The corresponding countermeasures to protect mining faces from coal and gas outburst were suggested. The identification results indicate that the extensible pattern recognition can be used not only in single object but also multi-objects. The studied methodology is worthy for popularization in various applications because it can be programmed easily by computer.%为了有效识别煤与瓦斯突出的危险性,运用可拓理论和熵理论建立了基于熵权的可拓模式识别模型.熵权和关联函数的建立避免了权系数和综合隶属度确定的主观性.利用该模型对某能源有限公司3个工作面的突出危险性进行识别分析,不仅得出了各工作面的突出危险性程度,还得出了备工作面突出危险性大小的排序.结果表明,

  19. The Man Behind the Curtain: X-rays Drive the UV through NIR Variability in the 2013 AGN Outburst in NGC 2617

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    Shappee, B J; Grupe, D; Kochanek, C S; Stanek, K Z; De Rosa, G; Mathur, S; Zu, Y; Peterson, B M; Pogge, R W; Komossa, S; Im, M; Jencson, J; Holoien, T W-S; Basu, U; Beacom, J F; Szczygiel, D M; Brimacombe, J; Adams, S; Campillay, A; Choi, C; Contreras, C; Dietrich, M; Dubberley, M; Elphick, M; Foale, S; Giustini, M; Gonzalez, C; Hawkins, E; Howell, D A; Hsiao, E Y; Koss, M; Leighly, K M; Morrell, N; Mudd, D; Mullins, D; Nugent, J M; Parrent, J; Phillips, M M; Pojmanski, G; Rosing, W; Ross, R; Sand, D; Terndrup, D M; Valenti, S; Walker, Z; Yoon, Y

    2013-01-01

    After the All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) discovered a significant brightening of the inner region of NGC 2617, we began a ~70 day photometric and spectroscopic monitoring campaign from the X-ray through near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. We report that NGC 2617 went through a dramatic outburst, during which its X-ray flux increased by over an order of magnitude followed by an increase of its optical/ultraviolet (UV) continuum flux by almost an order of magnitude. NGC 2617, classified as a Seyfert 1.8 galaxy in 2003, is now a Seyfert 1 due to the appearance of broad optical emission lines and a continuum blue bump. Such "changing look Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)" are rare and provide us with important insights about AGN physics. Based on the Hbeta line width and the radius-luminosity relation, we estimate the mass of central black hole to be (4 +/- 1) x 10^7 M_sun. When we cross-correlate the light curves, we find that the disk emission lags the X-rays, with the lag becoming longer as we move...

  20. Anatomy of outbursts and quiescent activity of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

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    Miles, Richard; Faillace, George A.; Mottola, Stefano; Raab, Herbert; Roche, Paul; Soulier, Jean-François; Watkins, Americo

    2016-07-01

    Detailed morphological and photometric characterisation of Comet 29P in the optical region is presented comprising: (a) multi-filter observations of the outburst coma in 2010-2012 with the 2.0-m Faulkes Telescopes (FT); (b) high-cadence, high-precision photometry in May-September 2014; and (c) HST observations in March 1996 (WFPC2/F702W filter). Outbursts appear to be explosive in that: the rise to maximum light is short-lived; the expanding coma fits a model in which ejecta are produced in a singular event and expand into space with uniform velocity; and the motion of condensations within the outburst coma indicate a common onset time and origin. The bright outburst of 2010 February 2 generated a dust coma exhibiting expansion speeds up to 0.257 ± 0.013 km s-1 consistent with acceleration of cometary grains close to the nucleus driven by sublimating CO ice and N2 ice at 24 ± 6 K. Material ejected ∼1 d after this outburst exhibited a V-R colour gradient: redder towards the main outflow, bluer in the opposite sense; potentially arising from differences in spectral emission (from gas), light scattering (particle size), and spectral reflectance (composition). B-V, V-R and R-I colour images revealed colour/compositional differences in near-nucleus structures and the evolution of the expanding coma, which brightened by ∼30% within 5-6 days of the outburst. Broadband photometry indicated a general reddening coma with time (change in B-V from +0.76 to +0.83; V-SDSS-r‧ from 0.25 to +0.31 in 14 d). SDSS-r‧-SDSS-i‧ photometry indicated gradual spectral attenuation at >700 nm. Asymmetric, fan-shaped comae, characteristic of 29P, potentially form when the expanding cloud from an outburst is shielded by the nucleus. Rotational-gradient filtered HST and FT images show unusual 2-fold and 4-fold symmetry involving oppositely-directed radial outflows moving at up to 0.15 km s-1: possibly an indication of material escaping from fissures along the perimeter of a crustal

  1. A Brief Overview and Research Progress of Dwarf Novae%矮新星概述与研究进展

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    韩忠涛

    2014-01-01

    矮新星是爆发频繁的激变变星,主星是白矮星,次星是充满洛希瓣的晚型矮星;白矮星周围有吸积盘,物质流与吸积盘的碰撞区域即热斑。与大多数密近双星系统相比,矮新星最大的特点是吸积盘的存在以及频繁的爆发现象。首先介绍了矮新星的研究历史和现状,对吸积盘的形成过程进行总结,给出了矮新星的基本物理图像;其次简要介绍了矮新星的各种次型的特征和形成原因,对目前的爆发模型进行归纳;回顾了矮新星中著名的轨道周期空缺现象和最短轨道周期截止现象,并给出其在标准化模型下的解释以及标准化模型面临的挑战;举例说明了矮新星的轨道周期变化分析不仅对研究其演化起着重要作用,而且是探测褐矮星和地外行星的重要手段;对食光变曲线的分析方法和矮新星中罕见的高低态变化进行了简单小结;最后,进行总结并讨论矮新星领域的发展趋势和目前的一些热点问题。%Dwarf novae are erupting cataclysmic variable stars in which a Roche-lobe filling dwarf star (Secondary star) transfers matter to an accretion disc around a white dwarf (Primary star). The gas stream from the secondary star feeds material into the disc at a point near its outer rim where a bright spot is formed. The existence of accretion disc induces complex physical changes and observed features, including the frequent outburst phenomenon and the transitions from high states to low states, etc. The eclipse between binary stars provides an excellent opportunity to determine the relative brightness of each light source, geometric position and physical structure. Compared to most close binary systems, the largest characteristic of dwarf novae are the existence of accretion disc and the frequent outburst phenomenon. First, we give a brief review of the research history and status of dwarf novae studies. Second, the famous

  2. The galactic center GeV excess from a series of leptonic cosmic-ray outbursts

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    Cholis, Ilias [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Evoli, Carmelo [Univ. Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany); Calore, Francesca [Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Linden, Tim [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Weniger, Christoph [Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Hooper, Dan [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2015-06-16

    It has been proposed that a recent outburst of cosmic-ray electrons could account for the excess of GeV-scale gamma rays observed from the region surrounding the Galactic Center. After studying this possibility in some detail, we identify scenarios in which a series of leptonic cosmic-ray outbursts could plausibly generate the observed excess. The morphology of the emission observed outside of ~1° – 2° from the Galactic Center can be accommodated with two outbursts, one which took place approximately ~106 years ago, and another (injecting only about 10% as much energy as the first) about ~105 years ago. The emission observed from the innermost ~1° – 2° requires one or more additional recent outbursts and/or a contribution from a centrally concentrated population of unresolved millisecond pulsars. Furthermore, in order to produce a spectrum that is compatible with the measured excess (whose shape is approximately uniform over the region of the excess), the electrons from the older outburst must be injected with significantly greater average energy than those injected more recently, enabling their spectra to be similar after ~106 years of energy losses.

  3. Fermi-LAT Observations of 2014 May-July outburst from 3C 454.3

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    Britto, Richard J G; Lott, Benoît; Razzaque, Soebur; Bottacini, Eugenio

    2015-01-01

    A prominent outburst of the flat spectrum radio quasar 3C~454.3 was observed in June 2014 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. This outburst was characterized by a three-stage light-curve pattern---plateau, flare and post-flare---that occurred from 2014 May to July, in a similar pattern as observed during the exceptional outburst in 2010 November. The highest flux of the outburst reported in this paper occurred during 2014 June 7--29, showing a multiple-peak structure in the light-curves. The average flux in these 22 days was found to be $F[E > 100~\\mathrm{MeV}] = (7.2 \\pm 0.2) \\times 10^{-6}~\\mathrm{ph}~\\mathrm{cm}^{-2}~\\mathrm{s}^{-1}$, with a spectral index, for a simple power law, of $\\Gamma = 2.05 \\pm 0.01$. That made this outburst the first $\\gamma$-ray high state of 3C~454.3 to be ever detected by {\\em Fermi} with such a hard spectrum over several days. The highest flux was recorded on 2014 June 15, in a 3-hr bin, at MJD 56823.5625, at a level of $F[E > 100~\\mathrm{MeV}] = (21.6 \\pm 2.6) \\times 10^{-6}...

  4. Timing of the accreting millisecond pulsar SAX J1748.9-2021 during its 2015 outburst

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    Sanna, A; Riggio, A; Pintore, F; Di Salvo, T; Gambino, A F; Iaria, R; Matranga, M; Scarano, F

    2016-01-01

    We report on the timing analysis of the 2015 outburst of the intermittent accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar SAX J1748.9-2021 observed on March 4 by the X-ray satellite XMM-Newton. By phase-connecting the time of arrivals of the observed pulses, we derived the best-fit orbital solution for the 2015 outburst. We investigated the energy pulse profile dependence finding that the pulse fractional amplitude increases with energy while no significant time lags are detected. Moreover, we investigated the previous outbursts from this source, finding previously undetected pulsations in some intervals during the 2010 outburst of the source. Comparing the updated set of orbital parameters, in particular the value of the time of passage from the ascending node, with the orbital solutions reported from the previous outbursts, we estimated for the first time the orbital period derivative corresponding with $\\dot{P}_{orb}=(1.1\\pm0.3)\\times 10^{-10}$ s/s. We note that this value is significant at 3.5 sigma confidence level, ...

  5. The Galactic Center GeV excess from a series of leptonic cosmic-ray outbursts

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    Cholis, Ilias; Evoli, Carmelo; Calore, Francesca; Linden, Tim; Weniger, Christoph; Hooper, Dan

    2015-12-01

    It has been proposed that a recent outburst of cosmic-ray electrons could account for the excess of GeV-scale gamma rays observed from the region surrounding the Galactic Center. After studying this possibility in some detail, we identify scenarios in which a series of leptonic cosmic-ray outbursts could plausibly generate the observed excess. The morphology of the emission observed outside of ~1o-2o from the Galactic Center can be accommodated with two outbursts, one which took place approximately ~106 years ago, and another (injecting only about 10% as much energy as the first) about ~105 years ago. The emission observed from the innermost ~1o-2o requires one or more additional recent outbursts and/or a contribution from a centrally concentrated population of unresolved millisecond pulsars. In order to produce a spectrum that is compatible with the measured excess (whose shape is approximately uniform over the region of the excess), the electrons from the older outburst must be injected with significantly greater average energy than those injected more recently, enabling their spectra to be similar after ~106 years of energy losses.

  6. Advances in gas content based on outburst control technology in Huainan, China

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    Xue Sheng; Yuan Liang; Xie Jun; Wang Yucang

    2014-01-01

    The sudden and violent nature of coal and gas outbursts continues to pose a serious threat to coal mine safety in China. One of the key issues is to predict the occurrence of outbursts. Current methods that are used for predicting the outbursts in China are considered to be inadequate, inappropriate or impractical in some seam conditions. In recent years, Huainan Mining Industry Group (Huainan) in China and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia have been jointly developing technology based on gas content in coal seams to predict the occurrence of outbursts in Hua-inan. Significant progresses in the technology development have been made, including the development of a more rapid and accurate system in determining gas content in coal seams, the invention of a sam-pling-while-drilling unit for fast and pointed coal sampling, and the coupling of DEM and LBM codes for advanced numerical simulation of outburst initiation and propagation. These advances are described in this paper.

  7. Two giant outbursts of V 0332+53 observed with INTEGRAL

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    Ferrigno, C; Bozzo, E; Kretschmar, P; Kühnel, M; Malacaria, C; Pottschmidt, K; Santangelo, A; Savchenko, V; Wilms, J

    2016-01-01

    In July 2015, the high-mass X-ray binary V 0332+53 underwent a giant outburst, a decade after the previous one. This system hosts a strongly magnetized neutron star. During the 2004--2005 outburst, an anti-correlation between the centroid energy of its fundamental cyclotron resonance scattering features (CRSFs) and the X-ray luminosity was observed. The long ($\\approx 100$ d) and bright ($L_{\\rm x} \\approx 10^{38}$ erg s$^{-1}$) 2015 outburst offered the opportunity to study during another outburst the unique properties of the fundamental CRSF and its dependence on the X-ray luminosity. The source was observed by the INTEGRAL satellite for $\\sim 330$ ks. We exploit the spectral resolution at high energies of the SPectrometer on INTEGRAL (SPI) and the Joint European X-ray Monitors to characterize its spectral properties, focusing in particular on the CRSF-luminosity dependence. We complement the data of the 2015 outburst with those collected by SPI in 2004--2005 and left unpublished so far. We find a highly si...

  8. A coupled DEM and LBM model for simulation of outbursts of coal and gas

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    Sheng Xue; Liang Yuan; Junfeng Wang; Yucang Wang; Jun Xie

    2015-01-01

    An outburst of coal and gas is a major hazard in underground coal mining. It is generally accepted that an outburst occurs when certain conditions of stress, coal gassiness and physical–mechanical properties of coal are met. Outbursting is recognized as a two-step process, i.e., initiation and development. In this paper, we present a fully-coupled solid and fluid code to model the entire process of an outburst. The deformation, failure and fracture of solid (coal) are modeled with the discrete element method, and the flow of fluid (gas and water) such as free flow and Darcy flow are modeled with the lattice Boltzmann method. These two methods are coupled in a two-way process, i.e., the solid part provides a moving boundary condition and transfers momentum to the fluid, while the fluid exerts a dragging force upon the solid. Gas desorption from coal occurs at the solid–fluid boundary, and gas diffusion is implemented in the solid code where particles are assumed to be porous. A simple 2D example to simulate the process of an outburst with the model is also presented in this paper to demonstrate the capability of the coupled model.

  9. Hard state of SWIFT J1753.5-0127 during 2005 outburst

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    Jana, Arghajit; Debnath, Dipak; Chakrabarti, Sandip Kumar; Mondal, Santanu; Chatterjee, Debjit; Molla, Aslam Ali

    2016-07-01

    Low mass X-ray binary (LMXRB) Galactic black hole candidate (BHC) Swift J1753.5-0127 was discovered on June, 2005 by Swift/BAT. We analyzed 2.5-25 keV RXTE/PCA data of the BHC during its 2005 outburst with two component advective flow (TCAF) model generated fits file as an additive local table model in XSPEC. From the spectral analysis with TCAF, we extracted physical parameters such as Keplerian disk rate, sub-Keplerian halo rate, shock location and shock strength during entire phase of the 2005 outburst. We also find the most probable range of the mass of the BHC is in the range of 4-7 M_{Sun}. During the entire outburst, we find quasi periodic oscillations (QPOs) almost on a daily basis. From the variations of accretion rate ratio (ARR=halo rate/disk rate), QPO frequencies and photon indices, we conclude that the source is in hard state during the entire outburst. This may be because of the low accretion rate in the Keplerian component, which is indeed insufficient to cool down hot Comptonized region i.e., so-called CENBOL according to TCAF. Soft, soft-intermediate and hard-intermediate states are absent in the present outburst.

  10. Elementary classical hydrodynamics

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    Chirgwin, B H; Langford, W J; Maxwell, E A; Plumpton, C

    1967-01-01

    Elementary Classical Hydrodynamics deals with the fundamental principles of elementary classical hydrodynamics, with emphasis on the mechanics of inviscid fluids. Topics covered by this book include direct use of the equations of hydrodynamics, potential flows, two-dimensional fluid motion, waves in liquids, and compressible flows. Some general theorems such as Bernoulli's equation are also considered. This book is comprised of six chapters and begins by introducing the reader to the fundamental principles of fluid hydrodynamics, with emphasis on ways of studying the motion of a fluid. Basic c

  11. Classical mechanics with Maxima

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    Timberlake, Todd Keene

    2016-01-01

    This book guides undergraduate students in the use of Maxima—a computer algebra system—in solving problems in classical mechanics. It functions well as a supplement to a typical classical mechanics textbook. When it comes to problems that are too difficult to solve by hand, computer algebra systems that can perform symbolic mathematical manipulations are a valuable tool. Maxima is particularly attractive in that it is open-source, multiple-platform software that students can download and install free of charge. Lessons learned and capabilities developed using Maxima are easily transferred to other, proprietary software.

  12. Classical Holographic Codes

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    Brehm, Enrico M

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we introduce classical holographic codes. These can be understood as concatenated probabilistic codes and can be represented as networks uniformly covering hyperbolic space. In particular, classical holographic codes can be interpreted as maps from bulk degrees of freedom to boundary degrees of freedom. Interestingly, they are shown to exhibit features similar to those expected from the AdS/CFT correspondence. Among these are a version of the Ryu-Takayanagi formula and intriguing properties regarding bulk reconstruction and boundary representations of bulk operations. We discuss the relation of our findings with expectations from AdS/CFT and, in particular, with recent results from quantum error correction.

  13. Classic Problems of Probability

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    Gorroochurn, Prakash

    2012-01-01

    "A great book, one that I will certainly add to my personal library."—Paul J. Nahin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, University of New Hampshire Classic Problems of Probability presents a lively account of the most intriguing aspects of statistics. The book features a large collection of more than thirty classic probability problems which have been carefully selected for their interesting history, the way they have shaped the field, and their counterintuitive nature. From Cardano's 1564 Games of Chance to Jacob Bernoulli's 1713 Golden Theorem to Parrondo's 1996 Perplexin

  14. Learning Classical Music Club

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    Learning Classical Music Club

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    There is a new CERN Club called “Learning Classical Music at CERN”. We are aiming to give classical music lessons for different instruments (see link) for students from 5 to 100 years old. We are now ready to start our activities in the CERN barracks. We are now in the enrollment phase and hope to start lessons very soon ! Club info can be found in the list of CERN Club: http://user.web.cern.ch/user/Communication/SocialLifeActivities/Clubs/Clubs.html Salvatore Buontempo Club President

  15. Non-detection of nova shells around asynchronous polars

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    Pagnotta, Ashley; Zurek, David

    2016-05-01

    Asynchronous polars (APs) are accreting white dwarfs (WDs) that have different WD and orbital angular velocities, unlike the rest of the known polars, which rotate synchronously (i.e. their WD and orbital angular velocities are the same). Past nova eruptions are the predicted cause of the asynchronicity, in part due to the fact that one of the APs, V1500 Cyg, was observed to undergo a nova eruption in 1975. We used the Southern African Large Telescope 10 m class telescope and the MDM 2.4 m Hiltner telescope to search for nova shells around three of the remaining four APs (V1432 Aql, BY Cam, and CD Ind) as well as one Intermediate Polar with a high asynchronicity (EX Hya). We found no evidence of nova shells in any of our images. We therefore cannot say that any of the systems besides V1500 Cyg had nova eruptions, but because not all post-nova systems have detectable shells, we also cannot exclude the possibility of a nova eruption occurring in any of these systems and knocking the rotation out of sync.

  16. Non-Detection of Nova Shells Around Asynchronous Polars

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    Pagnotta, Ashley

    2016-01-01

    Asynchronous polars (APs) are accreting white dwarfs (WDs) that have different WD and orbital angular velocities, unlike the rest of the known polars, which rotate synchronously (i.e., their WD and orbital angular velocities are the same). Past nova eruptions are the predicted cause of the asynchronicity, in part due to the fact that one of the APs, V1500 Cyg, was observed to undergo a nova eruption in 1975. We used the Southern African Large Telescope 10m class telescope and the MDM 2.4m Hiltner telescope to search for nova shells around three of the remaining four APs (V1432 Aql, BY Cam, and CD Ind) as well as one Intermediate Polar with a high asynchronicity (EX Hya). We found no evidence of nova shells in any of our images. We therefore cannot say that any of the systems besides V1500 Cyg had nova eruptions, but because not all post-nova systems have detectable shells, we also cannot exclude the possibility of a nova eruption occurring in any of these systems and knocking the rotation out of sync.

  17. Laying the foundation for a digital Nova Scotia

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    Bond, J.

    2016-04-01

    In 2013, the Province of Nova Scotia began an effort to modernize its coordinate referencing infrastructure known as the Nova Scotia Coordinate Referencing System (NSCRS). At that time, 8, active GPS stations were installed in southwest Nova Scotia to evaluate the technology's ability to address the Province's coordinate referencing needs. The success of the test phase helped build a business case to implement the technology across the entire Province. It is anticipated that by the end of 2015, 40 active GPS stations will be in place across Nova Scotia. This infrastructure, known as the Nova Scotia Active Control Stations (NSACS) network, will allow for instantaneous, centimetre level positioning across the Province. Originally designed to address the needs of the surveying community, the technology has also proven to have applications in mapping, machine automation, agriculture, navigation, emergency response, earthquake detection and other areas. In the foreseeable future, all spatial data sets captured in Nova Scotia will be either directly or indirectly derived from the NSACS network. The technology will promote high accuracy and homogenous spatial data sets across the Province. The technology behind the NSACS and the development of the system are described. Examples of how the technology is contributing to a digital Nova Scotia are presented. Future applications of the technology are also considered.

  18. An archive study of 18 old novae. I. The UV spectra

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    Selvelli, P.; Gilmozzi, R.

    2013-12-01

    Aims: We present an overview of the UV spectral properties of old novae as a class. The data and results of this paper, together with data from the outburst phases, will be utilized in a follow-up study to determine statistical properties and to investigate correlations among the physical parameters of the quiescent and eruptive phases. Methods: All the available IUE, HST, and FUSE archive data for 18 old novae were used to derive accurate and homogeneous estimates of the reddening from the 2175 Å extinction bump and to determine the intrinsic spectral energy distribution corresponding to the utilization of both existing extinction curves. We also measured all the emission and absorption lines. Results: We have found good agreement between spectra taken at different epochs and by different instruments, a clear indication of the near constancy of the SED on timescales of several years. With the possible exception of GK Per, the dereddened UV continua are represented well by a single-curve power-law distribution Fλ ∝ λ- α, with α in the range 0.32-2.55 for one curve and 0.35-2.88 for the other one. The extrapolation of the various UV power laws to the optical range yields values that are in good agreement with the V magnitudes. We interpret this result as evidence that the SED is dominated by the accretion disk in the UV and optical spectral regions. A detailed study of the emission spectrum has led to measuring and identifying more than one hundred features and to detecting several lines that are rather uncommon in other CVs and whose identification is uncertain. Based on INES data from the IUE satellite. Some of the data presented in this paper were obtained from the Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (MAST). Tables 2-7 and 10-14 are available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.orgThe final reduced spectra (FITS files) and full Table 2 are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130

  19. Urban Design - Architectural Workshop Nova Gorica

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    Anja Planišček

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The workshop ran through the 2008-09 academic year. The main themes were a thorough design of Magistrala, the main city street, and research of the spatial and programmatic development alongside it. The research was based on the original urban plan of Nova Gorica designed by architect Edvard Ravnikar in 1949.The workshop was divided into two phases. In the first phase, students researched the possibilities of an overall design for Magistrala (traffic arrangement, relations between built and vacant space, green spaces, public and private domain etc.. In the second phase, they proposed urban architectural interventions in the open spaces along Magistrala (university campus in the northern part of the city, student housing, residential areas, main square, law court, hotel etc..

  20. La nova identitat visual de la EAP

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    Dario D. Aguillón Gutiérrez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available L'Escola d'Arts Plàstiques de la Universitat Autònoma de Coahuila, a Mèxic, ha estat durant dècades una de les institucions d'ensenyament d'art i disseny més importants al nord del país. Les seves necessitats de comunicació actuals, així com la seva constant creixement, van fer necessari el disseny d'una nova identitat visual, coherent amb la seva personalitat i conscient de l'entorn en què es desenvolupa. Aquest projecte va ser realitzat entre directius, docents i estudiants de l'Escola d'Arts Plàstiques, amb l'objectiu de dotar la institució d'una identitat pròpia i professional.

  1. Nova abordagem no tratamento da esquizofrenia

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    Walter Speltri

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    Full Text Available Foram tratados 11 casos de esquizofrenia com a guanetidina, substância considerada, do ponto de vista farmacodinâmico, como simpaticoplégica. Na opinião do autor, os surpreendentes e significativos resultados obtidos autorizam uma nova abordagem nas pesquisas à procura da etiopatogenia da esquizofrenia e, a partir dos elementos colhidos, considera plausível uma "teoria psicossomática da esquizofrenia". Recusa-se, entretanto, a cair no atraente, mas inútil, terreno especulativo. Prefere aguardar que os farmacologistas e fisiologistas forneçam dados pais precisos sobre o mecanismo de ação da guanetidina e que novos estudos confirmem seus resultados para, depois, dar publicidade à sua teoria.

  2. Liquid scintillator production for the NOvA experiment

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    Mufson, S.; Baugh, B.; Bower, C.; Coan, T. E.; Cooper, J.; Corwin, L.; Karty, J. A.; Mason, P.; Messier, M. D.; Pla-Dalmau, A.; Proudfoot, M.

    2015-11-01

    The NOvA collaboration blended and delivered 8.8 kt (2.72M gal) of liquid scintillator as the active detector medium to its near and far detectors. The composition of this scintillator was specifically developed to satisfy NOvA's performance requirements. A rigorous set of quality control procedures was put in place to verify that the incoming components and the blended scintillator met these requirements. The scintillator was blended commercially in Hammond, IN. The scintillator was shipped to the NOvA detectors using dedicated stainless steel tanker trailers cleaned to food grade.

  3. Highly Enriched 7Be in the ejecta of Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 (V5668 Sgr) and the Galactic Lithium origin

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    Molaro, Paolo; Mason, Elena; Bonifacio, Piercarlo; Della Valle, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    We report on the evidence of highly blue-shifted resonance lines of the singly ionised isotope of 7BeII in high resolution UVES spectra of Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 (V5668 Sgr). The resonance doublet lines 7BeII at lambda 313.0583, 313.1228 nm are clearly detected in several non saturated and partially resolved high velocity components during the evolution of the outburst. The total absorption identified with Beryllium has an equivalent width much larger than all other elements and comparable to hydrogen. We estimate an atomic fraction N(7Be)/N(Ca) ~ 53-69 from unsaturated and resolved absorption components. The detection of 7Be in several high velocity components shows that it has been freshly created in a thermonuclear runaway via the reaction 3He}(alpha,gamma) 7Be during the Nova explosion, as postulated by Arnould and Norgaard (1975) , however in much larger amounts than predicted by current models. 7Be decays to 7Li with a half-life of 53.22 days, comparable to the temporal span covered by the observati...

  4. Light Curve Analysis of Neon Novae

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    Hachisu, Izumi

    2015-01-01

    We analyzed light curves of five neon novae, QU Vul, V351 Pup, V382 Vel, V693 CrA, and V1974 Cyg, and determined their white dwarf (WD) masses and distance moduli on the basis of theoretical light curves composed of free-free and photospheric emission. For QU Vul, we obtained a distance of d~2.4 kpc, reddening of E(B-V)~0.55, and WD mass of M_WD=0.82-0.96 M_sun. This suggests that an oxygen-neon WD lost a mass of more than ~0.1 M_sun since its birth. For V351 Pup, we obtained d~5.5 kpc, E(B-V)~0.45, and M_WD=0.98-1.1 M_sun. For V382 Vel, we obtained d~1.6 kpc, E(B-V)~0.15, and M_WD=1.13-1.28 M_sun. For V693 CrA, we obtained d~7.1 kpc, E(B-V)~0.05, and M_WD=1.15-1.25 M_sun. For V1974 Cyg, we obtained d~1.8 kpc, E(B-V)~0.30, and M_WD=0.95-1.1 M_sun. For comparison, we added the carbon-oxygen nova V1668 Cyg to our analysis and obtained d~5.4 kpc, E(B-V)~0.30, and M_WD=0.98-1.1 M_sun. In QU Vul, photospheric emission contributes 0.4-0.8 mag at most to the optical light curve compared with free-free emission only....

  5. Newly Identified Rydberg Emission Lines in Novae

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    Lynch, David K.; Rudy, R. J.; Bernstein, L. S.

    2008-09-01

    Newly Identified Rydberg Emission Lines in Novae David K. Lynch, Richard. J. Rudy (The Aerospace Corporation) & Lawrence S. Bernstein (Spectral Sciences, Inc.) Novae spectra in the near infrared frequently show a set of six emission lines that have not been positively identified (Williams, Longmore, & Geballe 1996, MNRAS, 279, 804; Lynch et al. 2001, AJ, 122, 2013; Rudy et al. 2002 ApJ, 573, 794; Lynch et al. 2004 Astron. J. 127, 1089-1097). These lines are at 0.8926, 1.1114, 1.1901, 1.5545, 2.0996 and 2.425 µm ± 0.005 µm. Krautter et al. (1984 A&A 137, 304) suggested that three of the lines were due to rydberg (hydrogenic) transitions in an unspecified atomic species that was in the 4th or 5th ionization stage (core charge = 4 & 5). We believe that Krautter et al.'s explanation is correct based on 4 additional lines that we have identified in the visible and near infrared spectrum of V723 Cassiopeiae. The observed Rydberg lines appear to originate from high angular momentum states with negligible quantum defects. The species cannot be determined with any certainty because in rydberg states, the outer electron sees a nucleus shielded by the inner electrons and together the inner atom appears to have a charge of +1, like hydrogen. As a result, the atom looks hydrogenic and species such as CV, NV, OV, MgV, SiV, etc. have their rydberg transitions at very similar wavelengths. All the lines represent permitted transitions, most likely formed by recombination. Atoms with core charges 4, 5 & 6 are rarely seen in the astrophysical environment because an extremely hot radiation field is necessary to ionize them. Thermonuclear runaways on the surface of a white dwarf can reach millions of degrees K, and thus there are enough X-ray photons available to achieve the necessary high ionization levels.

  6. Strong Coupling and Classicalization

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    Dvali, Gia

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    Classicalization is a phenomenon in which a theory prevents itself from entering into a strong-coupling regime, by redistributing the energy among many weakly-interacting soft quanta. In this way, the scattering process of some initial hard quanta splits into a large number of soft elementary processes. In short, the theory trades the strong coupling for a high-multiplicity of quanta. At very high energies, the outcome of such a scattering experiment is a production of soft states of high occupation number that are approximately classical. It is evident that black hole creation in particle collision at super-Planckian energies is a result of classicalization, but there is no a priory reason why this phenomenon must be limited to gravity. If the hierarchy problem is solved by classicalization, the LHC has a chance of detecting a tower of new resonances. The lowest-lying resonances must appear right at the strong coupling scale in form of short-lived elementary particles. The heavier members of the tower must b...

  7. Nuclear motion is classical

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    Frank, Irmgard

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    The notion from ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations that nuclear motion is best described by classical Newton dynamics instead of the time-dependent Schr{\\"o}dinger equation is substantiated. In principle a single experiment should bring clarity. Caution is however necessary, as temperature dependent effects must be eliminated when trying to determine the existence of a zero-point energy.

  8. Classics in What Sense?

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    Camic, Charles

    2008-01-01

    They seem the perfect bookends for the social psychologist's collection of "classics" of the field. Two volumes, nearly identical in shape and weight and exactly a century old in 2008--each professing to usher "social psychology" into the world as they both place the hybrid expression square in their titles but then proceed to stake out the field…

  9. Mecanica Clasica (Classical Mechanics)

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    Rosu, H C

    1999-01-01

    First Internet undergraduate course on Classical Mechanics in Spanish (Castellano). This is about 80% of the material I covered during the January-June 1999 semester at IFUG in the Mexican city of Leon. English and Romanian versions are in (slow) progress and hopefully will be arXived. For a similar course on Quantum Mechanics, see physics/9808031

  10. Classical galactosaemia revisited

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    A.M. Bosch

    2006-01-01

    Classical galactosaemia (McKusick 230400) is an: autosomal recessive disorder of galactose metabolism, caused by a deficiency of the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT; EC 2.7.712). Most patients present in the neonatal period, after ingestion of galactose, with jaundice, hepatospl

  11. The Classical Cake Problem

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    Nelson, Norman N.; Fisch, Forest N.

    1973-01-01

    Discussed are techniques of presentation and solution of the Classical Cake Problem. A frosted cake with a square base is to be cut into n pieces with the volume of cake and frosting the same for each piece. Needed are minimal geometric concepts and the formula for the volume of a prism. (JP)

  12. Classicism and Romanticism.

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    Huddleston, Gregory H.

    1993-01-01

    Describes one teacher's methods for introducing to secondary English students the concepts of Classicism and Romanticism in relation to pictures of gardens, architecture, music, and literary works. Outlines how the unit leads to a writing assignment based on collected responses over time. (HB)

  13. Classical and quantum satisfiability

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    de Araújo, Anderson; 10.4204/EPTCS.81.6

    2012-01-01

    We present the linear algebraic definition of QSAT and propose a direct logical characterization of such a definition. We then prove that this logical version of QSAT is not an extension of classical satisfiability problem (SAT). This shows that QSAT does not allow a direct comparison between the complexity classes NP and QMA, for which SAT and QSAT are respectively complete.

  14. Mecanica Clasica (Classical Mechanics)

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    H. C. Rosu

    1999-01-01

    First Internet graduate course on Classical Mechanics in Spanish (Castellano). This is about 80% of the material I covered during the January-June 1999 semester at IFUG in the Mexican city of Leon. English and Romanian versions are in (slow) progress and hopefully will be arXived. For a similar course on Quantum Mechanics, see physics/9808031

  15. Classical Mechanics Laboratory

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    Brosing, Juliet W.

    2006-12-01

    At Pacific University we have included a lab with our upper division Classical Mechanics class. We do a combination of physical labs (air resistance, harmonic motion, amusement park physics), Maple labs (software), and projects. Presentation of some of the labs, results and challenges with this course will be included.

  16. Classical Mythology. Fourth Edition.

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    Morford, Mark P. O.; Lenardon, Robert J.

    Designed for students with little or no background in classical literature, this book introduces the Greek and Roman myths of creation, myths of the gods, Greek sagas and local legends, and presents contemporary theories about the myths. Drawing on Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Vergil, and others, the book provides many translations and paraphrases of…

  17. Children's Classics. Fifth Edition.

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    Jordan, Alice M.

    "Children's Classics," a 1947 article by Alice M. Jordan reprinted from "The Horn Book Magazine," examines the dynamics and appeal of some of the most famous books for young readers, including "Alice in Wonderland,""The Wind in the Willows,""Robinson Crusoe," and "Andersen's Fairy Tales." Paul Hein's annotated bibliography, a revision of Jordan's…

  18. The 2006 Outburst of the Magnetar CXOU J164710.2-455216

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    Woods, Peter M; Gavriil, Fotis P; Airhart, Carol

    2010-01-01

    We report on data obtained with the Chandra, XMM-Newton, Suzaku and Swift X-ray observatories, following the 2006 outburst of the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar CXO J164710.2-455216. We find no evidence for the very large glitch and rapid exponential decay as was reported previously for this source. We set a 3 sigma upper limit on any fractional frequency increase at the time of the outburst of Delta nu/nu < 1.5 x 10^{-5}. Our timing analysis, based on the longest time baseline yet, yields a spin-down rate for the pulsar that implies a surface dipolar magnetic field of ~9 x 10^{13} G, although this could be biased high by possible recovery from an undetected glitch. We also present an analysis of the source flux and spectral evolution, and find no evidence for long-term spectral relaxation post-outburst as was previously reported.

  19. Orbital parameters of V 0332+53 from 2015 giant outburst data

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    Doroshenko, V.; Tsygankov, S.; Santangelo, A.

    2016-05-01

    We present the updated orbital solution for the transient Be X-ray binary V 0332+53, which we obtained by complementing historical measurements with the data from the gamma-ray burst monitor onboard Fermi. These were acquired during the outburst in June-October 2015. We modeled the observed changes in the spin-frequency of the pulsar and deduced the orbital parameters of the system. We significantly improved existing constrains and show that contrary to previous findings, no change in orbital parameters is required to explain the spin evolution of the source during the outbursts in 1983, 2005, and 2015. The reconstructed intrinsic spin-up of the neutron star during the latest outburst is found to be comparable with previously observed values and predictions of the accretion torque theory.

  20. OBSERVATION OF AN OUTBURST OF COMET HALE-BOPP IN SEPTEMBER 1996

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    Tao Jun; Qian Bochen; Gu Minfeng; Tang Yuan; Song Baojun

    2000-01-01

    The light curve and images of comet Hale-Bopp(C/1995 O1) in Sept. 1996 are studied. It is found that an outburst happened in Sept. 10-11, 1996. The magnitude of the inner coma region increased by 2.1 mag. and 1.4 mag. on these two days, respectively. Two globular ejecta were found near the nucleus of the comet in Sept.10 and 11, 1996. By extropolating backward from the ejecta, it is found that the initial time of the outburst was on Sept. 9, 1996 (9.5±0.2UT). The physical reason for this outburst is still uncertain. The projected radial velocities of ejecta are 120m/s and 97m/s.

  1. Using XMM-Newton to study the energy dependent variability of H 1743-322 during its 2014 outburst

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    Stiele, H

    2016-01-01

    Black hole transients during bright outbursts show distinct changes of their spectral and variability properties as they evolve during an outburst, that are interpreted as evidence for changes in the accretion flow and X-ray emitting regions. We obtained an anticipated XMM-Newton ToO observation of H 1743-322 during its outburst in September 2014. Based on data of eight outbursts observed in the last 10 years we expected to catch the start of the hard-to-soft state transition. The fact that neither the general shape of the observed power density spectrum nor the characteristic frequency show an energy dependence implies that the source still stays in the low-hard state at the time of our observation near outburst peak. The spectral properties agree with the source being in the low-hard state and a Swift/XRT monitoring of the outburst reveals that H 1743-322 stays in the low-hard state during the entire outburst (a. k. a. 'failed outburst'). We derive the averaged QPO waveform and obtain phase-resolved spectra...

  2. Initial Swift observations of the Aug 2016 outburst of the Black Hole Candidate 4U 1630-47

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    Beri, Aru; Altamirano, Diego; Gandhi, Poshak

    2016-09-01

    4U 1630-472 is one of the most active black hole candidates (BHCs) known, with a recurrence time between X-ray outbursts of about 600-700 days. Following the detection of an X-ray outburst in late Aug 2016 (ATEL #9427), we obtained Swift observations of the source.

  3. Radio monitoring of the hard state jets in the 2011 outburst of MAXI J1836-194

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    T.D. Russell; J.C.A. Miller-Jones; P.A. Curran; R. Soria; D. Altamirano; S. Corbel; M. Coriat; A. Moin; D.M. Russell; G.R. Sivakoff; T.J. Slaven-Blair; T.M. Belloni; R.P. Fender; S. Heinz; P.G. Jonker; H.A. Krimm; E.G. Körding; D. Maitra; S. Markoff; M. Middleton; S. Migliari; R.A. Remillard; M.P. Rupen; C.L. Sarazin; A.J. Tetarenko; M.A.P. Torres; V. Tudose; A.K. Tzioumis

    2015-01-01

    MAXI J1836−194 is a Galactic black hole candidate X-ray binary that was discovered in 2011 when it went into outburst. In this paper, we present the full radio monitoring of this system during its ‘failed’ outburst, in which the source did not complete a full set of state changes, only transitioning

  4. Rapid iterative incremental model of the intermittent chaos of deep hole developing in coal-gas outburst

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    Pan Yue; Li Aiwu

    2013-01-01

    In view of the occurrence of the coal and gas,outburst coal body separates in series of layer form,and tosses in a series of coal shell,and the morphological characteristics of the holes that formed in the coal layers are very similar to some iterative morphological characteristics of the system state under highly nonlinear condition in chaos theory.Two kinds of morphology as well as their starting and end states are comparatively studied in this paper.The research results indicate that the outburst coal and rock system is in a chaotic state of lower nested hierarchy before outburst,and the process that lots of holes form owing to continuous outburst of a series of coal shells in a short time is in a rhythmical fast iterative stage of intermittent chaos state.And the state of the coal-gas system is in a stable equilibrium state after outburst.The behaviors of outburst occurrence,development and termination,based on the universal properties of various nonlinear mappings in describing complex problems,can be described by iterative operation in mathematics which uses the Logistic functionf(x,μ) =μx(1-x) and the composite function F(3,x) =f(3)(x,μ) as kernel function.The primary equation of relative hole depth x and outburst parameter μ in kernel function are given in this paper.The given results can deepen and enrich the understanding of physical essence of outburst.

  5. Optical behaviour of XTE J1550-564 and XTE J1859+226 from outburst to quiescence

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    Sanchez-Fernandez, C.; Castro-Tirado, A.J.; Gimenez, A.;

    2001-01-01

    We present here the optical light curves of the Soft X-ray Transients XTE J1550-564 and XTEJ1859+226 from outburst to quiescence.......We present here the optical light curves of the Soft X-ray Transients XTE J1550-564 and XTEJ1859+226 from outburst to quiescence....

  6. 2007 OUTBURST OF 17P/HOLMES: THE ALBEDO AND THE TEMPERATURE OF THE DUST GRAINS

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    Based on optical and infrared observations, we study the albedo and the temperature of the dust grains associated with the spectacular 2007 outburst of Jupiter-family comet 17P/Holmes. We found that the albedo at the solar phase angle ∼160 was 0.03-0.12. While the color temperature around 3-4 μm was 360 ± 40 K, the color temperature at 12.4 μm and 24.5 μm was ∼200 K, which is consistent with that of a blackbody. We studied the equilibrium temperature of the dust grains at 2.44 AU and found that the big discrepancy in the temperature was caused by the heterogeneity in particle size, that is, hotter components consist of submicron absorbing grains whereas colder components consist of large (∼>1 μm) grains. The contemporaneous optical and mid-infrared observations suggest that the albedo and the temperature could decrease within ∼ 3 days after the outburst and stabilized at typical values of the other comets. We estimated the total mass injected into the coma by the outburst on the basis of the derived albedo and the optical magnitude for the entire dust cloud, and found that at least 4 x 1010 kg (equivalent to a few meter surface layer) was removed by the initial outburst event. The derived mass suggests that the outburst is explainable by neither the exogenetic asteroidal impact nor water ice sublimation driven by solar irradiation, but by an endogenic energy source. We conclude that the outburst was triggered by the energy sources several meters or more below the nuclear surface.

  7. The remarkable 2011 outburst of the magnetar Swift J1822.3-1606

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    Chakraborty, Manoneeta; Gogus, Ersin

    2016-07-01

    Energetic bursts in the X-ray/soft gamma ray band are often observed from magnetars (magnetic field in the range 10^{14} - 10^{15} G). The most energetic of these bursts,- the giant flares, have been observed only from a few sources and exhibit distinct observational characteristics. The 2011 outburst of the relatively low magnetic field magnetar Swift J1822.3-1606 was quite extraordinary due to the interesting timing features observed during this outburst. Periodic modulations at the pulsar spin period were clearly visible, which is a characteristic typical feature seen during the decaying tail of magnetar giant flares. We investigated the temporal variations of the X-ray emission during the early phases of this outburst. The hardness ratio (HR) was found to be strongly anti-correlated X-ray pulse profile intensity much alike that is observed in the case of giant flares. The evolution of the pulse profile morphology also showed a similar behaviour like that for the giant flares but on much longer time scales. The energy released during the entire outburst is comparable to the energy emitted in minutes during the decaying tail of the giant flares. Based on these similarities, we suggest that the same underlying mechanism is probably triggering both the outburst and the giant flares. We propose that the trapped fireball that develops in the magnetosphere at the onset of such energetic events, can radiate away efficiently in minutes in the case of the giant flares, whereas for Swift J1822.3-1606, the efficiency of radiation of the fireball is not as high and, therefore, lasts much longer displaying an outburst. Such a scenario is well supported by the existing theoretical models of magnetars.

  8. Mapping the inner accretion disk of the galactic black hole J1550-564 through its rise to outburst

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    Done, C

    2001-01-01

    We study the spectral properties of the first 14 observations of the rise to outburst phase of the X-ray transient J1550-564. Using the PCA and HEXTE instruments, we find that the 3-200 keV spectra smoothly pass from a standard low/hard state to a very high state. The classic high state is never encountered possibly indicating that it is not a phenomenon of the rise phase. We find that the individual PCA spectra can be fitted adequately by a disk black body and a thermal Comptonization model which includes reflection. Once the very high state is reached there is clear spectral curvature of the continuum which possibly indicates the presence of a composite thermal/non-thermal plasma. Detailed modelling of the reflection parameters shows a sharp increase in mean ionization at the onset of the transition between the low state and very high state. There is a related variability in the reflected fraction but its exact value depends on the continuum model used. We can constrain the inner radius using relativistic s...

  9. Low frequency QPOs and possible change in the accretion geometry during Aquila X$-$1 outbursts

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    Zhang, Wenda

    2014-01-01

    We have studied the evolution of the Low Frequency Quasi-Periodic Oscillations (LFQPOs) during the rise phase of seven outbursts of the neutron star soft X-ray Transient (SXT) Aquila X$-$1 observed with the {\\it Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE)}. The frequency correlation between the low frequency break and the LFQPO sampled on the time scale of $\\sim$2 days is seen. Except for the peculiar 2001 outburst, the frequency of the LFQPOs increased with time before the hard-to-soft state transition up to a maximum $\

  10. Inclination and relativistic effects in the outburst evolution of black hole transients

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    Muñoz-Darias, T; Plant, D S; Ponti, G; Fender, R P; Dunn, R J H

    2013-01-01

    We have systematically studied the effect of the orbital inclination in the outburst evolution of black hole transients. We have included all the systems observed by the Rossi X-ray timing explorer in which the thermal, accretion disc component becomes strongly dominant at some point of the outburst. Inclination is found to modify the shape of the tracks that these systems display in the colour/luminosity diagrams traditionally used for their study. Black hole transients seen at low inclination reach softer spectra and their accretion discs look cooler than those observed closer to edge-on. This difference can be naturally explained by considering inclination dependent relativistic effects on accretion discs.

  11. "Soft X-ray transient" outbursts which aren't soft

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    Brocksopp, C.; Bandyopadhyay, R.M.; Fender, R. P.

    2003-01-01

    We have accumulated multiwavelength (X-ray, optical, radio) lightcurves for the eight black hole X-ray binaries which have been observed to enter a supposed `soft X-ray transient' outburst, but remained in the low/hard state throughout the outburst. Comparison of the lightcurve morphologies, spectral behaviour, properties of the quasi-periodic oscillations and the radio jet provides the first study of such objects as a sub-class of X-ray transients. However rather than assuming that these har...

  12. Ocean and Coastal Acidification off New England and Nova Scotia

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    New England coastal and adjacent Nova Scotia shelf waters have a reduced buffering capacity because of significant freshwater input, making the region’s waters potentially more vulnerable to coastal acidification. Nutrient loading and heavy precipitation events further acid...

  13. Quark nova inside supernova: Application to GRBs and XROs

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    Staff, Jan

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we consider a quark nova occurring inside an exploding star. The quark nova ejecta will shock when interacting with the stellar envelope. When this shock reaches the surface of the star, the energy is radiated away. We suggest that this energy may be seen in X-rays, and show here that this may explain some flares seen in the X-ray afterglow of long gamma ray bursts (GRBs). A quark nova inside an exploding star need not be followed by a GRB, or the GRB may not be beamed towards us. However, the shock breakout is likely not beamed and could be seen even in the absence of a GRB. We suggest that XRO 080109 is such an event in which a quark nova occurs inside an exploding star. No GRB is formed, but the break out of the shock leads to the XRO.

  14. A Comprehensive Review of Nova-Like Variable Stars

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    Sion, Edward

    2016-07-01

    A comprehensive review of nova-like variable stars of the VY Sculptoris and UX Ursa Majoris subtypes is presented. All that has been learned, up to the present time, from observations in the X-ray, far ultraviolet, optical and infrared bandpasses will be discussed. Spectroscopic analyses of high optical brightness states and low optical brightness states of nova-like variables will be summarized. The application of standard and non-standard accretion disk models as well as boundary layer structure will be discussed. The results of searches for nova shells, the evolutionary state of nova-likes as well as new spectroscopic results on BZ Cam (the bow shock CV) and BB Dor will also be included. This work is supported by NASA ADP grants NNX13AF12G and NNX13AF11G to Villanova University.

  15. The slow decline of the Galactic recurrent novae T Pyxidis, IM Normae, and CI Aquilae

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    Caleo, Andrea

    2015-01-01

    A distinguishing trait of the three known Galactic recurrent novae with the shortest orbital periods, T Pyx, IM Nor, and CI Aql, is that their optical decline time-scales are significantly longer than those of the other recurrent systems. On the other hand, some estimates of the mass of the ejecta, the velocity of the ejecta, and the duration of the soft X-rays emission of these systems are of the order of those of the other recurrent systems and the fast classical novae. We put forth a tentative explanation of this phenomenon. We propose that in these systems part of the material transferred from the companion during the first few days of the eruption remains within the Roche lobe of the white dwarf, preventing the radiation from ionizing the ejecta of the system and increasing the optical decline time-scale. We explain why this phenomenon is more likely in systems with a high mass transfer rate and a short orbital period. Finally, we present a schematic model that shows that the material transferred from th...

  16. The orbital period and system parameters of the recurrent nova T Pyx

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    Uthas, Helena; Steeghs, Danny

    2010-01-01

    T Pyx is a luminous recurrent nova that accretes at a much higher rate than is expected for its photometrically determined orbital period of about 1.8 hours. We here provide the first spectroscopic confirmation of the orbital period, P =1.829 hours (f=13.118368(11) c/d), based on time-resolved optical spectroscopy obtained at the VLT and the Magellan telescopes. We also derive an upper limit of the velocity semi-amplitude of the white dwarf, K1 = 17.9 +/- 1.6 km/s, and estimate a mass ratio of q = 0.20 +/- 0.03. If the mass of the donor star is estimated using the period-density relation and theoretical main-sequence mass-radius relation for a slightly inflated donor star, we find M2 = 0.14 +/- 0.03 Msun. This implies a mass of the primary white dwarf M1 = 0.7 +/- 0.2 Msun. If the white-dwarf mass is > 1 Msun, as classical nova models imply, the donor mass must be even higher. We therefore rule out the possibility that T Pyx has evolved beyond the period minimum for cataclysmic variables. We find that the sys...

  17. The classic project

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    Exchange of data and algorithms among accelerator physics programs is difficult because of unnecessary differences in input formats and internal data structures. To alleviate these problems a C++ class library called CLASSIC (Class Library for Accelerator System Simulation and Control) is being developed with the goal to provide standard building blocks for computer programs used in accelerator design. It includes modules for building accelerator lattice structures in computer memory using a standard input language, a graphical user interface, or a programmed algorithm. It also provides simulation algorithms. These can easily be replaced by modules which communicate with the control system of the accelerator. Exchange of both data and algorithm between different programs using the CLASSIC library should present no difficulty

  18. Randomness: quantum versus classical

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    Khrennikov, Andrei

    2015-01-01

    Recent tremendous development of quantum information theory led to a number of quantum technological projects, e.g., quantum random generators. This development stimulates a new wave of interest in quantum foundations. One of the most intriguing problems of quantum foundations is elaboration of a consistent and commonly accepted interpretation of quantum state. Closely related problem is clarification of the notion of quantum randomness and its interrelation with classical randomness. In this short review we shall discuss basics of classical theory of randomness (which by itself is very complex and characterized by diversity of approaches) and compare it with irreducible quantum randomness. The second part of this review is devoted to the information interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM) in the spirit of Zeilinger and Brukner (and QBism of Fuchs et al.) and physics in general (e.g., Wheeler's "it from bit") as well as digital philosophy of Chaitin (with historical coupling to ideas of Leibnitz). Finally, w...

  19. Classical and statistical thermodynamics

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    Rizk, Hanna A

    2016-01-01

    This is a text book of thermodynamics for the student who seeks thorough training in science or engineering. Systematic and thorough treatment of the fundamental principles rather than presenting the large mass of facts has been stressed. The book includes some of the historical and humanistic background of thermodynamics, but without affecting the continuity of the analytical treatment. For a clearer and more profound understanding of thermodynamics this book is highly recommended. In this respect, the author believes that a sound grounding in classical thermodynamics is an essential prerequisite for the understanding of statistical thermodynamics. Such a book comprising the two wide branches of thermodynamics is in fact unprecedented. Being a written work dealing systematically with the two main branches of thermodynamics, namely classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics, together with some important indexes under only one cover, this treatise is so eminently useful.

  20. Injuries in classical ballet

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    Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimarães

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to elucidate what injuries are most likely to occur due to classical ballet practice. The research used national and international bibliography. The bibliography analysis indicated that technical and esthetical demands lead to a practice of non-anatomical movements, causing the ballet dancer to suffer from a number of associated lesions. Most of the injuries are caused by technical mistakes and wrong training. Troubles in children are usually due to trying to force external rotation at hip level and to undue use of point ballet slippers. The commonest lesions are in feet and ankles, followed by knees and hips. The rarest ones are in the upper limbs. These injuries are caused by exercise excess, by repetitions always in the same side and by wrong and early use of point slippers. The study reached the conclusion that incorrect application of classical ballet technique predisposes the dancers to characteristic injuries.