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Paper: Spatial Distribution of Novae in M31: Do Novae Trace Light?
Volume: 490, Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades
Page: 91
Authors: Kaur, A.; Hartmann, D. H.
Abstract: It is often stated that novae trace light in their host galaxies. Using a combined bulge and disk model, we find that this “law” does not yield a good match to the observed positional distribution of novae in M31. We outline our modeling approach and present the results for a two component model in which the bulge to disk light ratio is an exact match to the photometrically determined brightness profile of M31.
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