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By Leonida Rosino (auth.), A. Bianchini, M. Della Valle, M. Orio (eds.)

Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) are good offered laboratories during which you'll be able to examine a couple of very important actual methods. those strategies comprise: thermonuclear reactions, nebular physics, winds, mass accretion phenomena on compact items, magnetohydrodynamics, plasmas, thermal and non thermal radiative strategies, relativistic phenomena, dirt forma­ tion, and so on . . within the contemporary 12 months the main interesting improvement in our opinion used to be that the small, chilly and invisible secondary elements of CV s have been discovered to be the best cars for the evolution of shut binary platforms, disclosing new situations for study. All branches of astronomy and as­ trophysics frequently benefit from the recent principles introduced via the research of CVs. it truly is for that reason, we think, that conferences on CVs are very important for many of the astronomical neighborhood. the assumption of a Congress on CVs in Padova has been fluttering within the air for many years. in any case - we suggestion - a wide a part of the medical history of Padova and Asiago Observatories is represented by means of the research of variable stars and, particularly, of CV s, as Prof. L. Rosino reminded us on the very starting of the Congress. We eventually selected Abano Terme because the web site of the convention, now not simply simply because Abano is among the most famed facilities in Europe for dust remedy, and astronomers simply be afflicted by rheumatism, but in addition simply because we knew very hearty welcome from the Abano Municipality and touristic institutions awaited us.

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1989,AJ ,97,83 la. A. AND Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino 1-10025 Pino Torinese (TOj, Italy 1. Introduction Sitting down at a sidewalk cafe at Abano, basking in the June sun and going through the transparencies, composing your talk as you sip your favorite drink is a very pleasant experience. Some months later, when you are reminded by the editors that you are late in writing up your talk that stress sets in and you can not recover that pleasant Abano experience. Here is an attempt to convince ourselves that writing can be fun too.

The uncertainty in the distance is very large in most cases. For V351 Pup the reddening was derived by comparison of the UV spectra and light curve with those of V1974 Cyg given their similar evolution. 5 magnitudes larger than that of V1974 Cyg. The distance has been computed by assuming that both novae reach a similar brightness at maximum. 1 kpc has been used (Panagia et al. 10 - with the non-30 Dor extinction law (Fitzpatrick 1986) -. As shown in the Table, in the UV all novae radiate at maximum close to the Eddington limit for a 1 M0 white dwarf.

In general, the rather large abundances of Ne, AI, and Mg with respect to Hand Si tend to confirm the models of TNRs on ONeMg WDs proposed by S. Starrfield and J. Truran and their collaborators. The conformance between the observations and the abundance elevations predicted by these models requires that a considerable amount of material be dredged up from the surface layers of the WD during the TNR. Table 2: Abundances in the Ejecta of V1074 Cyg and Nova Cas 1993 NOVA ABUNDANCE INSTRUMENT INVESTIGATORS V1974 Cyg (Ne(H)Vlp74 (Ne/H)(i) (Ne(H)vI974 (Ne(H)0 (Ne(Si)V1074 (Ne/Si)0 AI Si V1074 SpectroCam-lO Hayward et al.

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