A Universal Decline Law of Classical Novae. III. GQ Muscae 1983

  title={A Universal Decline Law of Classical Novae. III. GQ Muscae 1983},
  author={Izumi Hachisu and Mariko Kato and Angelo Cassatella},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a unified model of infrared (IR), optical, ultraviolet (UV), and X-ray light curves for the 1983 outburst of GQ Muscae (Nova Muscae 1983) and estimate its white dwarf (WD) mass. Based on an optically thick wind model of nova outbursts, we model the optical and IR light curves with free-free emission, and the UV 1455 A and supersoft X-ray light curves with blackbody emission. The best-fit model that simultaneously reproduces the IR, optical, UV 1455 A, and supersoft X-ray observations… Expand
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