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Proposal Information for 2013A-0197


PI: Frederick M. Walter, Stony Brook University, frederick.walter@stonybrook.edu
Address: Physics Department, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800, USA

CoI: Ashley Pagnotta, AMNH
CoI: Stella Kafka, American Institute of Physics

Title: Photometric Periods of Recent Southern Novae

Abstract: We initiated a program to follow the temporal evolution of novae using the SMARTS facilities in 2003. Since then we have followed the evolution of the 68 galactic novae, resulting in the ``Stony Brook/SMARTS Atlas of mostly Southern Novae", a spectroscopic and photometric database. The next step is to undertake a systematic search for orbital periods. We propose here for a week of classical time on the 0.9m to search for photometric periods in the range of a few hours to a few days; we have identified two systems with periods of 1.1 and 5.2 hours. Our targets are recent novae visible in the A semester, mostly in the galactic center region. This complements our continuing longer-term SMARTS monitoring of these systems as they approach quiescence.


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