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Orbital eccentricity in classical novaeThe effect on the orbital parameters of a classical nova of the ejection of mass during the nova explosion is considered. The most easily observable consequence is the generation of a small eccentricity in the orbit which leads to a luminosity modulation at a period just longer than the orbital period. Observation of such an effect would have implications not just for interpreting the dynamics of the explosion but also for measuring the secular effect of tidal interaction after the outburst.
Document ID
19870066810
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Edwards, D. A. (Lick Observatory Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
Pringle, J. E. (Lick Observatory Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
August 6, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 328
ISSN: 0028-0836
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
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