A universal decline law of classical novae. IV. V838 her (1991): A very massive white dwarf

Mariko Kato, Izumi Hachisu, Angelo Cassatella

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We present a unified model of optical and ultraviolet (UV) light curves for one of the fastest classical novae, V838 Herculis (Nova Herculis 1991), and estimate its white dwarf (WD) mass. Based on an optically thick wind theory of nova outbursts, we model the optical light curves with free-free emission and the UV 1455 Å light curves with blackbody emission. Our models of 1.35 0.02 M WD simultaneously reproduce the optical and UV 1455 observations. The mass lost by the wind is ΔM wind ∼ 2 × 10-6 M . We provide new determinations of the reddening, E(B - V) = 0.53 0.05, and of the distance, 2.7±0.5 kpc.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1676-1688
ページ数13
ジャーナルAstrophysical Journal
704
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 宇宙惑星科学

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