A WISE view of novae - I. The data

A. Evans, R. D. Gehrz, C. E. Woodward, L. A. Helton

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Abstract

We present the results of data-mining the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) archive for data on classical and recurrent novae. We find that the detections are consistent with dust emission, line emission, emission by a stellar photosphere, or a combination of these. Of the 36 novae detected in one or more WISE bands, 16 are detected in all four; 31 known novae are not detected by WISE. We also searched for WISE data on post-WISE novae, to gain information about nova progenitors. In this first paper, we consider only the WISE data. In future papers, we will provide a more detailed modelling of the WISE data, and discuss WISE data on post-WISE novae - including their variability - and will complement the WISE data with data from other IR surveys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1683-1697
Number of pages15
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume444
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2014

Keywords

  • Binaries: Symbiotic
  • Circumstellar matter
  • Infrared: Stars
  • Novae, cataclysmic variables
  • Surveys

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