Investigation of outburst characteristics in dwarf novae binary star systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaitchuck, Ronald H.
dc.contributor.author Klep, James Stuart. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:33:33Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193590
dc.description.abstract Dwarf novae are a type of binary star system that consists of a cool red dwarf, as well as a white dwarf with an accretion disk. Occasionally the disk will get significantly brighter for a few days in an event called an outburst. On February 6th, 2002 one such system, CN Orionis, was experiencing such an outburst. The goal of this research was to determine some important characteristics of CN Orionis during its outburst. This thesis will present the light output, temperature, and the area of the accretion disk of CN Orionis.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent v, 58 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (some col.) en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dwarf novae. en_US
dc.title Investigation of outburst characteristics in dwarf novae binary star systems en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1540704 en_US


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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