The old nova CP Puppis: a carbon nova and asynchronous polar?

Bianchini A., Saygac T., Orio M., della Valle M., Williams R.

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol.539, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 539
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117251
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: accretion, accretion disks, stars: magnetic field, novae, cataclysmic variables, X-RAY, MAGNETIC NOVA, CATACLYSMIC VARIABLES, INTERMEDIATE POLARS, CLASSICAL NOVA, LINE EMISSION, V1500 CYGNI, T-PYXIDIS, SHELLS, SUPERHUMPS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Context. CP Pup (Nova Pup 1942) showed outburst and quiescent characteristics indicating a very massive white dwarf, yet the standard spectroscopic dynamical analysis assuming an accretion disk yields an extremely low value for the white dwarf mass. However, some physical parameters and the accretion geometry are still poorly known.