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A WISE view of novae - I. The data

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We present the results of data-mining the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) archive for data on classical and recurrent novae. We find that the detections are consistent with dust emission, line emission, emission by a stellar photosphere, or a combination of these. Of the 36 novae detected in one or more WISE bands, 16 are detected in all four; 31 known novae are not detected by WISE. We also searched for WISE data on post-WISE novae, to gain information about nova progenitors. In this first paper, we consider only the WISE data. In future papers, we will provide a more detailed modelling of the WISE data, and discuss WISE data on post-WISE novae – including their variability – and will complement the WISE data with data from other IR surveys.

Acceptance Date Jul 21, 2014
Publication Date Oct 21, 2014
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 1683 - 1697
Keywords surveys, binaries, symbiotic, circumstellar matter, novae, cataclysmic variables, infrared, stars
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