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EXQUISITE NOVA LIGHT CURVES FROM THE SOLAR MASS EJECTION IMAGER (SMEI)

R. A. Hounsell; M. F. Bode; P. P. Hick; Andrew Buffington; Bernard V. Jackson; J. M. Clover; Allen W. Shafter; M. J. Darnley; N. R. Mawson; Iain A. Steele; ...
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2010 Journal: The Astrophysical Journal, volume 724, pages 480-486 (issn: 0004-637X, eissn: 1538-4357, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
Abstract
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 rea...
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free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, White dwarf, Light curve, Variable star, Astronomy, Luminosity, Physics, Cataclysmic variable star, Photometry (optics), Astrophysics, RS Ophiuchi, Solar mass
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NSF| A Study of Classical Novae Across Differing Stellar Populations
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0607682
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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NSF| SHINE: Imaging and Analyses of Heliospheric Structures for Using InterPlanetary Scintillation (IPS) and Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI)
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0852246
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Geosciences | Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
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