Modeling of the super-eddington phase for classical novae: Five IUE novae

Mariko Kato, Izumi Hachisu

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We present a light-curve model for the super-Eddington luminosity phase of five classical novae observed with IUE. Optical and UV light curves are calculated based on the optically thick wind theory with a reduced effective opacity for a porous atmosphere. Fitting a model light curve with the UV 1455 Å light curve, we determine the white dwarf mass and distance to be 1.3 M, 4.4 kpc for V693 CrA; 1.05 M, 1.8 kpc for V1974 Cyg; 0.95 M, 4.1 kpc for V1668 Cyg; 1.0 M , 2.1 kpc for V351 Pup; and 1.0 M, 4.3 kpc for OS And.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1012
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 I
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Novae, cataclysmic variables
  • Stars: individual (OS Andromedae, V693 Coronae Australis, V1974 Cygni, V1668 Cygni, V351 Puppis)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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