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Volume 315 - The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects IV (GOLDEN 2017) - Classical Novae, Recurrent Novae and Nova-Like Stars
Recent outburst activity of the symbiotic binary AG Draconis
J. Merc,* R. Galis, L. Leedjärv
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2018 June 14
Published on: 2018 September 13
The symbiotic binary AG Dra regularly undergoes quiescent and active stages which consist of several outbursts repeating with about 360d interval. The recent outburst activity of AG~Dra started by the minor outburst in the late spring of 2015 and was definitely confirmed by the outbursts in April 2016 and May 2017. In the presented work, the photometric and spectroscopic behaviour of the recent outburst activity of AG~Dra is presented in detail. Moreover, the temperature of the white dwarf in AG~Dra is studied based on the behaviour of the prominent emission lines. We show that a disentanglement of particular effects in the observed changes of the emission lines is crucial to investigate the intrinsic white dwarf temperature variations related to outburst activity of this strongly interacting binary. We also report the effects of the low excitation lines orbital variations and of the H$_{\beta}$ absorption component on their equivalent widths as well as consequences of the approximations used in our previous works.
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