The 2006 explosion of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi

Tim O'Brien, M F Bode, R W Porcas, T W B Muxlow, R J Beswick, S T Garrington, S P S Eyres, J P Osborne, K L Page, A P Beardmore, M R Goad, S Starrfield, J U Ness, A Evans, G K Skinner, R J Davis

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    Abstract

    RS Ophiuchi is a recurrent nova comprising a white dwarf accreting material from a companion red giant. After 10-30 years, sufficient material accumulates for a thermonuclear explosion to take place on the white dwarf. The ejected matter slams into the wind of the red giant and sets up shocks which result in copious amounts of radio and X-ray emission. Here, we describe observations of the aftermath of the most recent outburst (discovered 12 Feb 2006) paying particular attention to VLBA/EVN/MERLIN imaging and Swift X-ray spectroscopy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationhost publication
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventProceedings of the 8th European VLBI Network Symposium -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006evn..confE..31M

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    ConferenceProceedings of the 8th European VLBI Network Symposium
    Period1/01/24 → …
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