Volume 525, January 2011
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||09 December 2010|
An intrinsic source of reddening in the cataclysmic variable SS Cygni⋆
Dpt. of Physics, Università La Sapienza,
Roma Piazzale A.Moro 5,
2 INAF – Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Roma, Area di Ricerca CNR di Roma-2, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma, Italy
Received: 26 November 2008
Accepted: 8 September 2010
By using the INES archive of the IUE satellite, we analyzed the spectra of SS Cygni in quiescence in order to determine the value of the reddening of the binary system. The reddening of the system is reported in the literature with values that vary significantly from one another. The results demonstrate that the reddening is comprised by two components: the first, interstellar in origin, with a value E(B − V) = 0.04 ± 0.02 mag, and the second, intrinsic to the binary system, with values up to E(B − V) = 0.16 ± 0.02 mag. The intrinsic value of the reddening is variable along the quiescent phase and with orbital phase.
Key words: stars: dwarf novae / accretion, accretion disks / circumstellar matter / stars: individual: SS Cygni / ultraviolet: stars / astronomical data bases: miscellaneous
© ESO, 2010
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