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2015A&A...579A..77K - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 579A, 77-77 (2015/7-1)

Exploring inside-out Doppler tomography: non-magnetic cataclysmic variables.


Abstract (from CDS):

Doppler tomography is a technique that has revolutionised the interpretation of the phase-resolved spectroscopic observations of interacting binary systems. We present the results of our investigation of reversing the velocity axis to create an inside-out Doppler coordinate framework with the intent to expose overly compacted and enhance washed out emission details in the standard Doppler framework. The inside-out tomogram is constructed independently of the standard tomogram by directly projecting phase-resolved spectra onto an inside-out velocity coordinate frame. For the inside-out framework, the zero-velocity origin is transposed to the outer circumference and the maximum velocities to the origin of the velocity space. We test the technique on a simulated system and two real systems with easily identifiable features, namely the accretion disc and bright spot in WZ Sge, and spiral shocks in IP Peg. Our tests show that there is a redistribution of the relative brightness of emission components throughout the tomograms, i.e., where the standard framework tends to concentrate and enhance lower velocity features towards the origin, the inside-out velocity framework tends to concentrate and enhance higher velocity features towards the origin. Conversely, the standard framework disperses and smears the higher velocities farther away from the origin whereas the inside-out framework disperses and smears the lower velocities. In addition, the projection of the accretion disc in velocity space now appears correctly orientated with the inner edge close to the maximum velocity origin and its outer edge closer to the zero-velocity outer circumference. Furthermore, the gas stream and secondary star are projected on the outside of the disc with the bright spot of the stream-disc impact region on the disc's outer edge in the inside-out velocity space. We conclude that inside-out Doppler tomography complements the already powerful tomographic techniques in the analysis of spectroscopic emissions from interacting binary systems.

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Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - techniques: spectroscopic - binaries: close - novae, cataclysmic variables

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Number of rows : 5

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 V* V1258 Cen DN* 13 00 29.0622260014 -30 52 56.953193443           ~ 20 0
2 V* WZ Sge DN* 20 07 36.5036203067 +17 42 14.733657651   15.30 15.20     DAepv 888 0
3 V* HU Aqr AM* 21 07 58.1945403160 -05 17 40.557984218   15.1   15.4   D+M4V 256 1
4 V* IP Peg DN* 23 23 08.5362716048 +18 24 59.206210572           M2 358 0
5 V* V455 And DN* 23 34 01.4485468687 +39 21 40.866526351   16.22 16.09 16.14   ~ 115 0

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