The recurrent nova V394 Coronae Austrinae - The 1987 outburst

K. Sekiguchi, R. M. Catchpole, A. P. Fairall, M. W. Feast, D. Kilkenny, C. D. Laney, T. Lloyd Evans, F. Marang, Q. A. Parker

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    We report optical and infrared observations of the 1987 outburst of the recurrent nova V394 Coronae Austrinae. The amplitude of the outburst (ΔV ≃ 11 mag) is comparable to that of classical novae. The fast optical decline rate (t3 = 5 day) and the gross spectral characteristics of V394 CrA closely resemble those of U Sco. Compared to U Sco, the broad emission bands (FWZI ~ 8000 km s-1) in the early decline are slightly narrower, and the late optical decline and spectral development are slower. Implications for thermonuclear runaway models are mentioned.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)611-619
    Number of pages9
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1989


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