Classical novae from the POINT-AGAPE microlensing survey of M31 - II. Rate and statistical characteristics of the nova population

  title={Classical novae from the POINT-AGAPE microlensing survey of M31 - II. Rate and statistical characteristics of the nova population},
  author={Matthew J. Darnley and Michael F. Bode and Eamonn Kerins and Andrew M. Newsam and J. An and Paul Baillon and Vasily A Belokurov and Sebastiano Calchi Novati and Bernard J. Carr and Michel Cr{\'e}z{\'e} and N. Wyn Evans and Yannick Giraud-H{\'e}raud and A. Gould and Paul C. Hewett and Ph. Jetzer and Jean Kaplan and St{\'e}phane Paulin-Henriksson and Steven J. Smartt and Yiannis Tsapras and Massey University and I University of Cambridge and Cern and Zurich and Queen Mary University London and Pcc College de France and Bretagne-Sud and Ohio State and The Queen's University of Belfast},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The POINT-AGAPE (Pixel-lensing Observations with the Isaac Newton Telescope- Andromeda Galaxy Amplified Pixels Experiment) survey is an optical search for gravitational microlensing events towards the Andromeda galaxy (M31). As well as microlensing, the survey is sensitive to many different classes of variable stars and transients. In our first paper of this series, we reported the detection of 20 classical novae (CNe) observed in Sloan rand i � passbands. An analysis of the maximum magnitude… 

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