PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 319 - 5th Annual Conference on High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa (HEASA2017) - Friday, 6 October: Session c: Binary Systems II
Multi-wavelength follow-up studies of eruptive cataclysmic variables in the MeerKAT and CTA era
H. Szegedi*, A. Odendaal and P. Meintjes
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Pre-published on: October 04, 2018
Published on: November 08, 2018
Cataclysmic variables (CVs) have been studied for decades, but it is only during recent years that the importance of multi-wavelength studies of these sources have motivated dedicated surveys e.g. CRTS and MASTER. Multi-wavelength follow-up studies are required to fully constrain the properties and radiative processes of CVs, as these sources emit energy over almost the whole electromagnetic spectrum. A selection of results from a multi-wavelength follow-up study of CV systems, showing high levels of transient emission, will be discussed. This will also be used to demonstrate how essential dedicated radio and gamma-ray telescopes like MeerKAT and the forth-coming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) are to complete our understanding of these sources and associated eruptive processes in general. Constraining non-thermal synchrotron emission processes in CVs and high energy outbursts are of special interest.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.319.0040
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