The 2006 explosion of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi

T. J. O'Brien, M. F. Bode, R. W. Porcas, T. W.B. Muxlow, R. J. Beswick, S. T. Garrington, S. P.S. Eyres, J. P. Osborne, K. L. Page, A. P. Beardmore, M. R. Goad, S. Starrfield, J. U. Ness, A. Evans, G. K. Skinner, R. J. Davis

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Abstract

RS Ophiuchi is a recurrent nova comprising a white dwarf accreting material from a companion red giant. After 10-30 years, sufficient material accumulates for a thermonuclear explosion to take place on the white dwarf. The ejected matter slams into the wind of the red giant and sets up shocks which result in copious amounts of radio and X-ray emission. Here, we describe observations of the aftermath of the most recent outburst (discovered 12 Feb 2006) paying particular attention to VLBA/EVN/MERLIN imaging and Swift X-ray spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume36
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event8th European VLBI Network Symposium, EVN 2006 - Torun, Poland
Duration: Sep 26 2006Sep 29 2006

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    O'Brien, T. J., Bode, M. F., Porcas, R. W., Muxlow, T. W. B., Beswick, R. J., Garrington, S. T., Eyres, S. P. S., Osborne, J. P., Page, K. L., Beardmore, A. P., Goad, M. R., Starrfield, S., Ness, J. U., Evans, A., Skinner, G. K., & Davis, R. J. (2006). The 2006 explosion of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi. Proceedings of Science, 36, [052].