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Paper: Historic Mass Loss from the RSOphiuchi System (Invited speaker)
Volume: 401, RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Recurrent Nova Phenomenon
Page: 90
Authors: van Loon, J. Th.
Abstract: Dust has been detected in the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi on several occassions. I model the historical mid-infrared photometry and a recent Spitzer Space Telescope spectrum taken only half a year after the 2006 eruption. The dust envelope is little affected by the eruptions. I show evidence that the eruptions and possibly the red giant wind of RS Oph may sculpt the interstellar medium, and show similar evidence for the recurrent nova TPyxidis.
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