A multiwavelength analysis of the dwarf nova CN Orionis
This study presented the light variation mechanism along with temperature, distance, and changes in projected surface area of the dwarf nova CN Orionis. Modeling the disk and hot spot as blackbodies produced graphs of flux, temperature, and projected surface area over time, making it possible to deduce the cause for the light variation. This is a valid approximation, since the disk is considered to be opaque in nature. The orbital period of CN Orionis was in phase with the above parameters, which affirm projected surface area of the hot spot is heavily responsible for the flux variations, and not temperature variations. Further determinations of these parameters and more data collection would be quite beneficial for confirmation and further study of accretion disk physics.