Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Novae in M49

  title={Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Novae in M49},
  author={Laura Ferrarese and Patrick C{\^o}t{\'e} and Andr{\'e}s Jord{\'a}n},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
A search for novae in M49 (NGC 4472) has been undertaken with the Hubble Space Telescope. A 55 day observing campaign in F555W (19 epochs) and F814W (five epochs) has led to the discovery of nine novae. We find that M49 may be underabundant in slow, faint novae relative to the Milky Way and M31. Instead, the decline rates of the M49 novae are remarkably similar to those of novae in the LMC. This fact argues against a simple classification of novae in "bulge" and "disk" subclasses. We examine… Expand
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