Nova V1974 Cygni 1992: Variability of the Spectra in the Nebular Phase

  • M. Contini
  • L. Collodel
  • P. Rafanelli
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 218)


Nova V1974 Cygni was discovered by Collins (1992) on Feb 19 1992 (t 0) still in its brightening stage (final rise) as a nova of magnitude V = 6.8. The nova reached the principal maximum V0 ~4.4 on Feb. 22.5. It is then one of the brightest novae in 20 years. The appearance at the end of April of forbidden lines of [Ne III] and [Ne V] and their strengthening is sufficient to qualify V1974 Cygni as a “neon nova”.


Line Ratio Reverse Shock Ionization Line Soft Component Hard Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Contini
    • 1
  • L. Collodel
    • 2
  • P. Rafanelli
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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