A Modeling of the Super-Eddington Luminosity in Nova Outbursts: V1974 Cygni

  title={A Modeling of the Super-Eddington Luminosity in Nova Outbursts: V1974 Cygni},
  author={Mariko Kato and Izumi Hachisu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have modeled nova light curves exceeding the Eddington luminosity. It has been suggested that a porous structure develops in nova envelopes during the super-Eddington phase and that the effective opacity is much reduced for such a porous atmosphere. Based on this reduced opacity model, we have calculated envelope structures and light curves of novae. The optically thick wind model is used to simulate nova winds. We find that the photospheric luminosity and the wind mass-loss rate increase… 

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