# The peculiar variable V838 Monocerotis

@article{Kipper2004ThePV,
title={The peculiar variable V838 Monocerotis},
author={T. A. Kipper and Valentina Klochkova and Kalju Annuk and Anti Hirv and Indrek Kolka and Laurits Leedj{\"a}rv and Alar Puss and Petr {\vS}koda and Miroslav {\vS}lechta},
journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2004},
volume={416},
pages={1107-1115}
}
• Published 1 March 2004
• Physics
• Astronomy and Astrophysics
Spectroscopic observations of the peculiar variable V838 Mon during the period from the second light outburst until the fast dimming are presented. We describe high resolution (R ≈ 60 000) high S /N spectra obtained a day before the second light maximum and low resolution (R ≈ 6000) spectra covering the whole period. The temporal run of intensities and radial velocities of various lines is presented. Using Na  D IS lines we determine the reddening distance of V838 Mon d > 3.1 kpc, and…

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