Disparity of spectral behavior of RR Tel and RX Pup in the UV

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The main aim of this study is to use archival low-dispersion spectra from the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) in an attempt to follow up the spectral behavior of two symbiotic Mira systems RR Tel and RX Pup of the period from 1978-1995 and 1979-1989 for two systems respectively. We concentrated on studying N IV 1486 Å intercombination line, coming from the emission nebulae (Bryan and Kwok, 1991; Muerset et al., 1991; Murset and Nussbaumer, 1994), by calculating the line fluxes and line widths of N IV 1486 Å. We found that there is a disparity of spectral variability for these physical parameters at different times for both systems. For RR Tel, both line fluxes and line widths are increasing with the phase, while for RX Pup, both line fluxes and line widths are decreasing with the phase. There is a relation between the parameters of this emission line (line flux, line width) and phase, which we attribute to the variations of temperature of the emission nebulae at different times, as a result of the activity of the hot component. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Binaries
  • Emission nebulae
  • Individual (RR Tel, RX Pup)
  • Mira variables
  • Symbiotic stars
  • Ultraviolet spectra

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