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2001MNRAS.328..903R - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 328, 903-910 (2001/December-2)

V348 Puppis: a new SW Sex star in the period gap.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present time-resolved optical spectroscopy and photometry of the nova-like cataclysmic variable V348 Puppis. The system displays the same spectroscopic behaviour as SW Sex stars, so we classify V348 Pup as a new member of the class. V348 Pup is the second SW Sex system (the first is V795 Herculis) which lies in the period gap. The spectra exhibit enhanced Heii λ4686 emission, reminiscent of magnetic cataclysmic variables. The study of this emission line gives a primary velocity semi-amplitude of K_1≃100 km.s^-1. We have also derived the system parameters, obtaining: M_1≃0.65 M_☉, M_2≃0.20 M_☉ (q≃0.31), i≃80^○ and K_2≃323 km.s^-1. The spectroscopic behaviour of V348 Pup is very similar to that of V795 Her, with the exception that V348 Pup shows deep eclipses. We have computed the `0.5-absorption' spectrum of both systems, obtaining spectra that resemble the absorption spectrum of a B0 V star. We propose that absorption in SW Sex systems can be produced by a vertically extended atmosphere which forms where the gas stream re-impacts the system, either at the accretion disc or at the magnetosphere of the white dwarf (assuming a magnetic scenario).

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - binaries: close - binaries: eclipsing - stars: individual: V348 Pup - novae, cataclysmic variables

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