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XY Ari
V405 Aur
HT Cam
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DW Cnc
BG CMi
V709 Cas
V1025 Cen
TV Col
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UU Col
V2069 Cyg
V2306 Cyg
YY Dra
PQ Gem
DQ Her
EX Hya
NY Lup
V2400 Oph
GK Per
AO Psc
WX Pyx
V1223 Sgr
V1062 Tau
EI UMa
IGR 00234
IGR 15094
IGR 17303
Swift J0732
RX J0704
RX J1803
RX J2133
SDSS J233325
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GK Persei = Nova Persei 1901

A finding chart for GK Per

SkyView image of GK Per (see important notes).

Position:
  • Equatorial: 03h31m12.0s, +43d54m17s (J2000)
  • Galactic: l=150.96, b=-10.10
Finding Chart:
williams?
Brightness:
Optical: mv~13.5 in quiescence, ~10.5 during minor outbursts; fx (2-10 keV)~3.2x10-11 ergs/cm/cm/s in quiescence (ASCA), 1.9x10-10 ergs/cm/cm/s in outburst (ASCA).
IP Credential:
***** (Ironclad)
Periods:
  • Orbital: 1.996803 d = 47.923272 hr = 172523.78 s, seen in optical spectroscopy.
    Secondary's maximum redshift at HJD2444912.966(8)+1.996803(7)E
    (Crampton et al. 1986)
  • Spin: 0.0040625 d = 5.85 min = 351s, seen in X-rays and optical.
    Tmax=HEJD 2452360.9113(1) + 0.00406634(2)E - (3.5+/-0.6)x10-14E2
    (Mauche 2004)
  • Others: ?
Inclination:
46 < i < 73
Distance:
470 pc (nova shell)

GK Per is a giant among Intermediate Polars, with a highly developed disk.

References

We will not even attempt to list pre-1980 papers that deal exclusively with the classical nova event of 1901; see the Bode and Evans book on Classical Novae for that.


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