Swift Observations of the 2006 Outburst of the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi. I. Early X-Ray Emission from the Shocked Ejecta and Red Giant Wind

@article{Bode2006SwiftOO,
  title={Swift Observations of the 2006 Outburst of the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi. I. Early X-Ray Emission from the Shocked Ejecta and Red Giant Wind},
  author={Michael F. Bode and T. J. O’brien and Julian P. Osborne and Kim L. Page and Fabio Senziani and Gerald K. Skinner and Sumner Starrfield and J.‐U. Ness and Jeremy J. Drake and Greg J. Schwarz and Andrew P. Beardmore and Matthew J. Darnley and S. P. S. Eyres and Aneurin Evans and Neil Gehrels and M. R. Goad and Pierre Jean and Joachim Krautter and Giovanni Novara},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={652},
  pages={629-635}
}
RS Ophiuchi began its latest outburst on 2006 February 12. Previous outbursts have indicated that high-velocity ejecta interact with a preexisting red giant wind, setting up shock systems analogous to those seen in supernova remnants. However, in the previous outburst in 1985, X-ray observations did not commence until 55 days after the initial explosion. Here we report on Swift observations covering the first month of the 2006 outburst with the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) and X-Ray Telescope… 

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