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Paper: Old Novae: When New Becomes Old*
Volume: 447, Evolution of Compact Binaries
Page: 215
Authors: Ederoclite, A.; Tappert, C.; Schmidtobreick, L.; Vogt, N.
Abstract: Despite their brightness at maximum, classical novae are very faint at minimum light implying little or no follow up at all during quiescence. In fact, about 3/4 of the 204 novae that erupted before 1980 still lack spectroscopic observations or even an unambiguous identification of the post-nova. We embarked on a project aimed at deriving the physical properties of old novae decades after the explosion thus placing post-novae in the framework of CV-evolution and being able to compare the characteristics of the eruption with the characteristics of the remnant. We present an overview of this project as well as preliminary results.
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