PI: Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State U., email@example.com
Address: Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Biomedical Physical Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
CoI: Noel Richardson, U. of Toledo
CoI: Adam Kawash, Michigan State U.
Title: Imaging the Evolution and Expansion of Nova Ejecta
Abstract: We request CHARA imaging of a bright, young Galactic nova in order to measure how the morphology of its ejecta changes as it expands. These observations will be complemented at late times by imaging with radio interferometer arrays like the VLA and e-MERLIN. These observations have important implications for understanding common envelope evolution, shock formation, and ejecta shaping in novae, and extending this understanding to other stellar outflows.
Program Type: Long Term/Galactic
Run 1 (2018A): CHARA/MIRC -- 20hrs
Run 2 (2018A): CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 6hrs
Run 3 (2018A): CHARA/Climb -- 10hrs
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