An online catalog of cataclysmic variable spectra from the far-ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer

Patrick Godon, Edward M. Sion, Karen Levay, Albert P. Linnell, Paula Szkody, Paul E. Barrett, Ivan - Hubeny, William P. Blair

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We present an online catalog containing spectra and supporting information for cataclysmic variables that have been observed with the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). For each object in the catalog we list some of the basic system parameters such as (R.A., decl.), period, inclination, and white dwarf mass, as well as information on the available FUSE spectra: data ID, observation date and time, and exposure time. In addition, we provide parameters needed for the analysis of the FUSE spectra such as the reddening E(B - V), distance, and state (high, low, intermediate) of the system at the time it was observed. For some of these spectra we have carried out model fits to the continuum with synthetic stellar and/or disk spectra using the codes TLUSTY and SYNSPEC. We provide the parameters obtained from these model fits; this includes the white dwarf temperature, gravity, projected rotational velocity, and elemental abundances of C, Si, S, and N, together with the disk mass accretion rate, the resulting inclination, and model-derived distance (when unknown). For each object one or more figures are provided (as gif files) with line identification and model fit(s) when available. The FUSE spectra and the synthetic spectra are directly available for download as ASCII tables. References are provided for each object, as well as for the model fits. In this article we present 36 objects, and additional ones will be added to the online catalog in the future. In addition to cataclysmic variables, we also include a few related objects, such as a wind-accreting white dwarf, a pre-cataclysmic variable, and some symbiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number29
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume203
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • accretion, accretion disks
  • novae, cataclysmic variables
  • white dwarfs

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Godon, P., Sion, E. M., Levay, K., Linnell, A. P., Szkody, P., Barrett, P. E., ... Blair, W. P. (2012). An online catalog of cataclysmic variable spectra from the far-ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 203(2), [29]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/203/2/29

An online catalog of cataclysmic variable spectra from the far-ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer. / Godon, Patrick; Sion, Edward M.; Levay, Karen; Linnell, Albert P.; Szkody, Paula; Barrett, Paul E.; Hubeny, Ivan -; Blair, William P.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, Vol. 203, No. 2, 29, 12.2012.

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Godon, Patrick ; Sion, Edward M. ; Levay, Karen ; Linnell, Albert P. ; Szkody, Paula ; Barrett, Paul E. ; Hubeny, Ivan - ; Blair, William P. / An online catalog of cataclysmic variable spectra from the far-ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer. In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 2012 ; Vol. 203, No. 2.
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