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Paper: The BeppoSAX X-ray monitoring of AM Her: a low state again
Volume: 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Page: 147
Authors: de Martino, D.; Silvotti, R.; Matt, G.; Bonnet-Bidaud, J. M.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Mouchet, M.
Abstract: In the framework of our BeppoSAX long-term X-ray monitoring, we report on a low state X-ray observation carried out in April 2001 and complemented by simultaneous optical photometry. AM Her was first active but rapidly went into a deep low state, indicating a decrease in the accretion rate by a factor of ~17 in less than one hour. The optical data show that the white dwarf remains still heated while accretion has already ceased.
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