HST Fine Guidance Sensor Parallaxes for Four Classical Novae

@article{Harrison2011HSTFG,
  title={HST Fine Guidance Sensor Parallaxes for Four Classical Novae},
  author={Thomas E. Harrison and Jillian Bornak and Barbara E. Mcarthur and G. Fritz Benedict},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2011}
}
We have used data obtained with the Fine Guidance Sensors on the Hubble Space Telescope to derive precise astrometric parallaxes for four classical novae: V603 Aql, DQ Her, GK Per, and RR Pic. All four objects exceeded the Eddington limit at visual maximum. Re-examination of the original light curve data for V603 Aql and GK Per has led us to conclude that their visual maxima were slightly brighter than commonly assumed. With known distances, we examine the various maximum magnitude--rate of… 

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