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Paper: Recent Advances in the Modeling of Panchromatic Observations of Nova Shells
Volume: 490, Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades
Page: 101
Authors: Schwarz, G.
Abstract: Direct imaging of nova remnants and the presence of varied, evolving structure of the early line profiles show that the ejecta geometries are complicated. The corresponding analytical tools required to interpret the data need to be able to obtain the elemental contributions of novae to the ISM (as recorded, e.g. in the pre-solar grains) and also address the so called “missing mass” problem. Fortunately, with adaptive optics, interferometry, high resolution UV/optical spectroscopy, and now also X-ray energies, the empirical data set is richer than ever before. It is now possible to continuously follow the evolution from the early optical thick phases through the later optical thin nebular phase, up to the final X-ray turn-off and return of the central source to quiescence. The ultimate goal is to apply new techniques to these multi-epoch and pan-chromatic data sets to accurately determine the mass and abundances of the ejecta.
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