On the Progenitors of Galactic Novae

@article{Darnley2012OnTP,
  title={On the Progenitors of Galactic Novae},
  author={M. Darnley and V. Ribeiro and M. Bode and R. Hounsell and R. P. W. A. R. Institute and Liverpool John Moores University and Egerton Wharf and Birkenhead and CH41 1LD and UK. and Astrophysics and Cosmology and Gravity Centre and D. O. Astronomy and U. C. Town and X3 PrivateBag and Rondebosch 7701 and S. Africa and D. Physics and The University of Liverpool and Liverpool and L69 7ZE},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={746},
  pages={61}
}
Of the approximately 400 known Galactic classical novae, only 10 of them, the recurrent novae, have been seen to erupt more than once. At least eight of these recurrents are known to harbor evolved secondary stars, rather than the main-sequence secondaries typical in classical novae. In this paper, we propose a new nova classification system, based solely on the evolutionary state of the secondary and not (like the current schemes) based on the properties of the outbursts. Using archival… Expand
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