Volume 391, Number 3, September I 2002
|Page(s)||999 - 1004|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||09 August 2002|
Multiwavelength evidence for a 15-year periodic activity in the symbiotic nova V1016 Cygni*
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of the Theoretical Physics and Geophysics, University of P. J. Šafárik, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
2 Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 059 60 Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia
3 INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, via Moiariello 16, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Corresponding author: Š. Parimucha, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 June 2002
The ~15.1 years period found in the long-term UBV photoelectric and photographic photometry of the symbiotic nova V1016 Cyg is detected also in the colour index and in the UV continuum and emission line fluxes from IUE and HUT spectra. It could be interpreted either as the effect of recurrent enhanced mass loss episodes from the Mira type variable companion to a hot component along its ultra-wide orbit (proposed from recent HST observations) or the true orbital period of the inner, unresolved binary of a triple system. The 410-day delay of the maximum of UV emission lines fluxes with respect to the maximum of continuum was found. The pulsation period of the Mira type variable was improved to days.
Key words: stars: binaries: symbiotic / stars: individual: V1016 Cyg / stars: activity
© ESO, 2002
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