NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
New insights from a statistical analysis of IUE spectra of dwarf novae and nova-like stars. I - Inclination effects in lines and continuaIUE observations of dwarf novae at maximum at quiescence and novalike objects at the high brightness state are analyzed for effects of the inclination angle on the emitted continuum and line radiation. A clear pattern in the continuum flux distribution is exhibited only by dwarf novae at maximum where some 80 percent of the non-double-eclipsing systems show essentially identical distributions. This result is not in disagreement with theoretical expectations. All classes of objects exhibit a clear, but in each case different, dependence of the line radiation on the inclination angle.
Document ID
19920036343
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
La Dous, Constanze (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD; IUE Observatory, Madrid, Spain; Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume: 252
Issue: 1, De
ISSN: 0004-6361
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other