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Paper: Can the Propeller Outflow from AE Aquarii be Imaged Directly?
Volume: 315, Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (IAU Colloquium 190)
Page: 293
Authors: Still, M.; Horne, K.; Knigge, C.
Abstract: We calculate the Hα luminosity of an outflow nebula resulting from propeller action in AE Aqr. While the outflow is bright enough to be detected as an extended source, 1 arcsec across, it is dominated by the point-spread function (PSF) wings of the central object. By subtracting a PSF model from HST PC data we rule out the extreme models of high mass-loss rate combined with narrow-angle outflow, but more precise measurements are required to explore the propeller parameter space further.
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