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Element Abundances of Nova PW Vulpeculae

  • J. Andreae (a1) and H. Drechsel (a1)

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Element abundances, electron temperatures and densities of the shell ejected during the outburst of the classical nova PW Vulpeculae were determined using ultraviolet (IUE) and optical (ESO 1.52m + B&C + IDS) spectra obtained during the nebular phase (April - July 1985). The C, N, O abundances are enhanced by factor 10 - 100 relative to solar values according to the predictions of the TNR (thermonuclear runaway) theory. The overabundances of Ne, Si, Mg are comparatively small compared with other novae indicating that the outburst of this slow nova occurred on a CO white dwarf.

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