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Title: Swift Observations of Shock Evolution in RS Ophiuchi
Authors: Bode, M. F.
Osborne, J. P.
Page, K. L.
Beardmore, A. P.
O Brien, T. J.
Ness, J-U.
Starrfield, S.
Skinner, G. K.
Darnley, M. J.
Drake, J. J.
Evans, A.
Eyres, S. P. S.
Krautter, J.
Schwarz, G.
First Published: Dec-2008
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Citation: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 2008, 401, pp. 269-269
Abstract: Our Swift observations of RS Oph form an unprecedented X-ray dataset to undertake investigations of both the central source and the interaction of the outburst ejecta with the circumstellar environment. Over the first month, the XRT data are dominated by emission from rapidly evolving shocks. We discuss the differences in derived parameters from those found for RXTE at early times and the evolution of the X-ray emission to much later times. It is apparent that at late times several emission components are present. We find no strong evidence of the proposed shock break-out in our data.
ISSN: 1050-3390
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
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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Appears in Collections:Conference Papers & Presentations, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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