From outburst to quiescence : spectroscopic evolution of V1838 Aql imbedded in a bow-shock nebula
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We analyse new optical spectroscopic, direct-image and X-ray observations of the recently discovered a high-proper motion cataclysmic variable V1838 Aql. The data were obtained during its 2013 superoutburst and its subsequent quiescent state. An extended emission around the source was observed up to 30 d after the peak of the superoutburst, interpreted it as a bow shock formed by a quasi-continuous outflow from the source in quiescence. The head of the bow shock is coincident with the high-proper motion vector of the source (v⊥ = 123 ± 5 km s−1) at a distance of d = 202 ± 7 pc. The object was detected as a weak X-ray source (0.015 ± 0.002 counts s−1) in the plateau of the superoutburst and its flux lowered by two times in quiescence (0.007 ± 0.002 count s-1). Spectroscopic observations in quiescence we confirmed the orbital period value Porb = 0.0545 ± 0.0026 d, consistent with early-superhump estimates, and the following orbital parameters: γ = −21 ± 3 km s−1 and K1 = 53 ± 3 km s−1. The white dwarf is revealed as the system approaches quiescence, which enables us to infer the effective temperature of the primary Teff = 11 600 ± 400 K. The donor temperature is estimated ≲2200 K and suggestive of a system approaching the period minimum. Doppler maps in quiescence show the presence of the hotspot in He i line at the expected accretion disc-stream shock position and an unusual structure of the accretion disc in Hα.
Hernández Santisteban , J V , Echevarría , J , Zharikov , S , Neustroev , V , Tovmassian , G , Chavushyan , V , Napiwotzki , R , Costero , R , Michel , R , Sánchez , L J , Ruelas-Mayorga , A , Olguín , L , García-Díaz , M T , González-Buitrago , D , de Miguel , E , de la Fuente , E , de Anda , R & Suleimanov , V 2019 , ' From outburst to quiescence : spectroscopic evolution of V1838 Aql imbedded in a bow-shock nebula ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 486 , no. 2 , pp. 2631-2642 . https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz798
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