Nova Sagittarii 1994 1 (V4332 Sagittarii): The Discovery and Evolution of an Unusual Luminous Red Variable Star

  title={Nova Sagittarii 1994 1 (V4332 Sagittarii): The Discovery and Evolution of an Unusual Luminous Red Variable Star},
  author={Paul Martini and R. Mark Wagner and Austin Bede Tomaney and Robert Michael Rich and Massimo Della Valle and Peter Hauschildt},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
We report photometry and spectroscopy of the evolution of Nova Sagittarii 1994 1 (V4332 Sagittarii) during outburst. We compare the photometric and spectral evolution of this outburst with known classes of outbursts—including classical novae and outbursts occurring on symbiotic stars—and find this object does not conform to any known class of outburst. The closest match to the behavior of this unusual object is M31 RV, an extremely luminous and red variable object discovered in the bulge of M31… 

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