Nova light curves from the solar mass ejection imager (SMEI). II. the extended catalog

R. Hounsell, M. J. Darnley, M. F. Bode, D. J. Harman, F. Surina, Sumner Starrfield, D. L. Holdsworth, D. Bewsher, P. P. Hick, B. V. Jackson, A. Buffington, J. M. Clover, A. W. Shafter

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Abstract

We present the results from observing nine Galactic novae in eruption with the Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) between 2004 and 2009. While many of these novae reached peak magnitudes that were either at or approaching the detection limits of SMEI, we were still able to produce light curves that in many cases contained more data at and around the initial rise, peak, and decline than those found in other variable star catalogs. For each nova, we obtained a peak time, maximum magnitude, and for several an estimate of the decline time (t2). Interestingly, although of lower quality than those found in Hounsell et al., two of the light curves may indicate the presence of a pre-maximum halt. In addition, the high cadence of the SMEI instrument has allowed the detection of low-amplitude variations in at least one of the nova light curves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume820
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • cataclysmic variables
  • novae
  • space vehicles: instruments
  • techniques: photometric

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Hounsell, R., Darnley, M. J., Bode, M. F., Harman, D. J., Surina, F., Starrfield, S., ... Shafter, A. W. (2016). Nova light curves from the solar mass ejection imager (SMEI). II. the extended catalog. Astrophysical Journal, 820(2), [104]. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/820/2/104

Nova light curves from the solar mass ejection imager (SMEI). II. the extended catalog. / Hounsell, R.; Darnley, M. J.; Bode, M. F.; Harman, D. J.; Surina, F.; Starrfield, Sumner; Holdsworth, D. L.; Bewsher, D.; Hick, P. P.; Jackson, B. V.; Buffington, A.; Clover, J. M.; Shafter, A. W.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 820, No. 2, 104, 01.04.2016.

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Hounsell, R, Darnley, MJ, Bode, MF, Harman, DJ, Surina, F, Starrfield, S, Holdsworth, DL, Bewsher, D, Hick, PP, Jackson, BV, Buffington, A, Clover, JM & Shafter, AW 2016, 'Nova light curves from the solar mass ejection imager (SMEI). II. the extended catalog', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 820, no. 2, 104. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/820/2/104
Hounsell, R. ; Darnley, M. J. ; Bode, M. F. ; Harman, D. J. ; Surina, F. ; Starrfield, Sumner ; Holdsworth, D. L. ; Bewsher, D. ; Hick, P. P. ; Jackson, B. V. ; Buffington, A. ; Clover, J. M. ; Shafter, A. W. / Nova light curves from the solar mass ejection imager (SMEI). II. the extended catalog. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 820, No. 2.
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