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2012MNRAS.425.2548B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 425, 2548-2556 (2012/October-1)

CSS100603:112253-111037: a helium-rich dwarf nova with a 65min orbital period.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present time-resolved optical spectroscopy of the dwarf nova CSS100603:112253-111037. Its optical spectrum is rich in helium, with broad, double-peaked emission lines produced in an accretion disc. We measure a line flux ratio HeIλ5876/Hα=1.49±0.04, a much higher ratio than is typically observed in dwarf novae. The orbital period, as derived from the radial velocity of the line wings, is 65.233±0.015 min. In combination with the previously measured superhump period, this implies an extreme mass ratio of M2/M1= 0.017±0.004. The Hα and HeIλ6678 emission lines additionally have a narrow central spike, as is often seen in the spectra of AMCVn-type stars. Comparing their properties with cataclysmic variables (CVs), AMCVn systems and hydrogen binaries below the CV period minimum, we argue that CSS100603:112253-111037 is the first compelling example of an AMCVn system forming via the evolved CV channel.

With the addition of this system, evolved CVs now account for 7 per cent of all known semidetached white dwarf binaries with Porb< 76 min. Two recently discovered binaries may further increase this figure. Although the selection bias of this sample is not yet well defined, these systems support the evolved CV model as a possible formation channel for ultracompact accreting binaries. The orbital periods of the three ultracompact hydrogen accreting binaries overlap with those of the long-period AMCVn stars, but there are currently no known systems in the period range of 67–76 min. A kinematic study of planetary nebulae in the dwarf irregular galaxy IC10

Abstract Copyright: © 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS

Journal keyword(s): binaries: close - stars: dwarf novae - stars: individual: CSS100603:112253 - 111037 - novae, cataclysmic variables

Simbad objects: 17

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