Journal Article

Novae in the SuperWASP data base

Rachael McQuillin, A. Evans, D. Wilson, P. F. L. Maxted, D. Pollacco, R. G. West, R. A. Hounsell and M. F. Bode

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 419, issue 1, pages 330-335
Published in print January 2012 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online December 2011 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Novae in the SuperWASP data base

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We present the results of trawling through the SuperWASP data base for classical and recurrent novae. We report light curves for a nova in eruption, and for classical novae and a recurrent nova in quiescence. For five objects in quiescence, we report periodicity, arising in most cases from orbital modulation of the light from the cool secondary star. The stability of the SuperWASP system means that these data have huge potential for the study not only of novae in eruption, but also of the long-term modulations of light during quiescence.

Keywords: binaries: eclipsing; stars: individual: HR Del; stars: individual: KT Eri; stars: individual: T CrB; stars: individual: V533 Her– stars: individual: DQ Her; stars: individual: V705 Cas; novae, cataclysmic variables

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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