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Observational evidence for the two types of dwarf nova outbursts

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Observed characteristics of outbursts of eight dwarf novae are compared with those predicted for the two types of outbursts by the disk instability theory. OY Car, U Gem, VW Hyi, and WX Hyi are identified as Type A, while RX And, SS Cyg, AH Her, and CN Ori — as Type B.

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Smak, J. Observational evidence for the two types of dwarf nova outbursts. Astrophys Space Sci 131, 497–500 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00668133

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  • Observational Evidence
  • Instability Theory
  • Dwarf Nova
  • Disk Instability
  • Nova Outburst