Early decline spectra of nova SMC 2001 and nova LMC 2002
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2 Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, Firenze, Italy
3 Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD, USA
Accepted: 22 November 2004
We report results on the spectroscopic follow-up of Nova SMC 2001 and Nova LMC 2002 carried out at La Silla. The analysis of the spectroscopic evolution shows that these objects belong to the Fe II class, according to the Cerro Tololo scheme. From the line fluxes and the expansion velocities, we have derived an approximate mass for the ejected shells of . The filling factor measurements () suggest a clumpy structure for the ejecta.
Key words: stars: novae, cataclysmic variables / stars: individual: Nova LMC 2002, Nova SMC 2001
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