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2018AJ....156..198H - Astron. J., 156, 198-198 (2018/November-0)

On the MV-inclination relationship for Nova-like variables.


Abstract (from CDS):

Using a sample of Nova-like stars from the Ritter & Kolb catalog, we examine the relationship between their Gaia-determined absolute magnitude and the inclination of the binary system. Webbink et al. derived a relationship between these two variables that provides a good fit and allows differentiation between {dot}M (and possibly MWD) as a function of inclination. We show that the spread in MV, at a given i, is dominated by the mass-transfer rate with only a small dependence on the white dwarf mass. The validated relation shows that present-day theoretical population studies of cataclysmic variables, as well as model fits to observational data, yield mass-transfer rates and white dwarf masses consistent with the Gaia-derived MV for the nova-like stars.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - binaries: general - novae, cataclysmic variables - stars: dwarf novae

Simbad objects: 26

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