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Two New Nova Shells associated with V4362 Sagittarii and DO Aquilae

Harvey, EJ, Redman, MP, Boumis, P, Akras, S, Fitzgerald, K, Dulaimi, S, Williams, SC, Darnley, MJ, Lam, MC, Kopsacheilli, 1M and Derlopa, S (2020) Two New Nova Shells associated with V4362 Sagittarii and DO Aquilae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499 (2). pp. 2959-2976. ISSN 0035-8711

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A classical nova is an eruption on the surface of a white dwarf in an accreting binary system. The material ejected from the white dwarf surface generally forms an axisymmetric shell. The shaping mechanisms of nova shells are probes of the processes that take place at energy scales between planetary nebulae and supernova remnants. We report on the discovery of nova shells surrounding the post-nova systems V4362 Sagittarii (1994) and more limited observations of DO Aquilae (1925). Distance measurements of 0.5p/m1.4 kpc for V4362 Sgr and 6.7 p/m 3.5 kpc -0.2 for DO Aql are found based on the expansion parallax method. The growth rates are measured to be 0.07``/year for DO Aql and 0.32``/year for V4362 Sgr. A preliminary investigation into the ionisation structure of the nova shell associated with V4362 Sgr is presented. The observed ionisation structure of nova shells depends strongly on their morphology and the orientation of the central component towards the observer. X-ray, IR and UV observations as well as optical integral field unit spectroscopy are required to better understand these interesting objects.

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Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2020 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.SR; astro-ph.SR; astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.IM; 85-11
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 06:39
DOI or ID number: 10.1093/mnras/staa2896
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13672
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