The early spectroscopy of V2670 Oph (Nova Oph 2008)

Author: Poggiani, R.

Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 323, Number 4, October 2009 , pp. 319-322(4)

Publisher: Springer

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We report the spectroscopic observations of nova V2670 Oph secured at the Loiano Observatory, Italy, 39 days after the outburst. The spectra of V2670 Oph showed auroral lines, suggesting that ionization was increasing. V2670 Oph is a fast nova, with a decline rate by three magnitudes of 42 days. We have estimated the absolute magnitude at maximum and the distance of V2670 Oph. The nova achieved an absolute magnitude at maximum in the interval −7.9,…,−7.4. The distance of V2670 Oph is in the range 4.7–5.8 kpc.

Keywords: Cataclysmic variables; Stars: novae

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127, Pisa, Italy, Email:

Publication date: October 1, 2009

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