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Paper: Search for the Remnant of the Nova of 1437
Volume: 401, RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Recurrent Nova Phenomenon
Page: 351
Authors: Black, D.T.R.; Bode, M.F.; Stephenson, F.R.; Abbott, T.; Page, K.L.
Abstract: The event of 1437, as recorded in the Korean journal the Sejong Sillok, is the oldest known historical nova with an accurate position (± 0.2°). If found, it would be the oldest recovered nova by ∼350 years, and would provide valuable insight into the long-term quiescent behaviour of novae and due to the young age of the progenitor system, a constraint on binary evolution. This is the second search for the nova remnant, with the original attempt by Shara et al. (1990) unable to locate a unique candidate. Using the refined position from our recent collaboration, we present a progress report on the recovery of the nova.
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