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Title: The short-period supersoft source in M31
Authors: King, A. R.
Osborne, J. P.
Schenker, K.
First Published: 11-Jan-2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP), Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2002, 329 (2), pp. L43-L46
Abstract: We show that the recently discovered short period supersoft source in M31 is probably a progenitor of a magnetic cataclysmic variable (CV). The white dwarf spins asynchronously because of the current high accretion rate. However its fieldstrength is typical of an AM Herculis system, which is what it will ultimately become. We discuss the relevance of this system to CV evolution, and its relation to some particular CVs with special characteristics.
DOI Link: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05173.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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