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Wavelet Transforms of Flickering Light Curves in Cataclysmic Variables

  • T. Fritz
  • A. Bruch
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 218)

Abstract

Cataclysmic variables show stochastic variations on time scales of minutes with amplitudes ranging from a few hundredths of a magnitude in some systems up to more than an entire magnitude in others. This phenomenon is known as flickering. Phenomenologically, it appears as a continuous series of overlapping flares in the light curves. For a comprehensive review, see Bruch (1992). As an example, Fig. 1 shows a light curve of the novalike variable V422 Oph.

Keywords

Light Curve Accretion Disk Light Curf White Dwarf Cataclysmic Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Fritz
    • 1
  • A. Bruch
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomisches Institut MünsterMünsterGermany

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