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J/ApJS/197/31  Swift X-ray observations of classical novae. II. (Schwarz+, 2011)

Swift X-ray observations of classical novae. II. The super soft source sample. Schwarz G.J., Ness J.-U., Osborne J.P., Page K.L., Evans P.A., Beardmore A.P., Walter F.M., Helton L.A., Woodward C.E., Bode M., Starrfield S., Drake J.J. <Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser., 197, 31 (2011)> =2011ApJS..197...31S
ADC_Keywords: Novae ; X-ray sources ; Photometry Keywords: novae, cataclysmic variables - ultraviolet: stars - X-rays: stars Abstract: The Swift gamma-ray burst satellite is an excellent facility for studying novae. Its rapid response time and sensitive X-ray detector provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the previously poorly sampled evolution of novae in the X-ray regime. This paper presents Swift observations of 52 Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae. We included the X-Ray Telescope (0.3-10keV) instrument count rates and the UltraViolet and Optical Telescope (1700-8000Å) filter photometry. Also included in the analysis are the publicly available pointed observations of 10 additional novae the X-ray archives. This is the largest X-ray sample of Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae yet assembled and consists of 26 novae with Super Soft X-ray emission, 19 from Swift observations. Description: Table 1 presents the primary characteristics of all the Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae with pointed X-ray observations prior to 2010 July 31. In addition to the Swift data, the sample includes all the publicly available pointed observations from the ROSAT, XMM, Chandra, BeppoSAX, RXTE, and ASCA archives. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 147 64 Observable characteristics of Galactic/Magellanic Cloud novae with X-ray observations table2.dat 166 1209 Swift XRT/UVOT data for novae in the archive refs.dat 148 203 References
See also: II/173 : A reference catalogue of galactic novae (Version 1990.0) J/ApJS/187/275 : Photometric histories of recurrent novae (Schaefer, 2010) J/PAZh/34/278 : Distances and extinction of Galactic novae (Burlak, 2008) J/PAZh/34/270 : Photometric parameters of Galactic novae (Burlak+, 2008) J/MNRAS/387/344 : BVRcIC photometry of V2615 Oph (Munari+, 2008) J/A+A/459/875 : Early spectral evolution of Nova Sgr 2004 (Ederoclite+, 2006) J/A+A/452/567 : Spectra of Nova Scuti 2005 N.2 (V477 Sct) (Munari+, 2006) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 20 A20 --- Name Nova name 21 A1 --- n_Name [hjk] Individual notes (1) 22 A1 --- Flag [*] *: nova with Swift observations 24- 28 F5.2 mag Vmax ? Visual magnitude at maximum 30- 32 I3 --- r_Vmax ? Vmax reference (see refs.dat file) 34- 44 F11.3 --- T0 ? Julian date of visual maximum 45 A1 --- f_T0 [i] i: averaged date based on available photometry 47- 49 I3 --- r_T0 ? JD reference (see refs.dat file) 51- 55 F5.1 d t2 ? Time to decline 2mag from visual maximum (2) 56 A1 --- u_t2 [:] Uncertainty flag on t2 (2) 58- 60 F3.1 d e_t2 ? t2 uncertainty 62- 64 I3 --- r_t2 ? t2 reference (see refs.dat file) 66- 70 I5 km/s FWHM ? The full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of Hα or Hβ taken near visual maximum 72- 74 I3 --- r_FWHM ? FWHM reference (see refs.dat file) 76- 80 F5.3 mag E(B-V) ? E(B-V) color excess 81 A1 --- u_E(B-V) [:] Uncertainty flag on E(B-V) 83- 87 F5.3 mag e_E(B-V) ? E(B-V) uncertainty 89- 91 I3 --- r_E(B-V) ? E(B-V) reference (see refs.dat file) 93-100 E8.3 cm-2 NH ? Averaged Galactic hydrogen column density, N_H_, along the line of sight (3) 102-115 F14.8 d Per ? Proposed orbital period 116 A1 --- u_Per [:] Uncertainty flag on Per 118-120 I3 --- r_Per ? Per reference (see refs.dat file) 122-126 F5.2 kpc Dist ? Estimated distance 128-131 F4.2 kpc e_Dist ? Dist uncertainty 133-135 I3 --- r_Dist ? Dist reference (see refs.dat file) 137 A1 --- Dust? [YNM]? Whether the nova was observed to form dust (4) 139-141 I3 --- r_Dust? ? Dust? reference (see refs.dat file) 143 A1 --- RN? [YM]? If the nova is a known RN ((Y)es or (M)aybe) 145-147 I3 --- r_RN? ? RN? reference (see refs.dat file)
Note (1): Flag as follows: h = Full nova name is CSS081007030559+054715 (<[DDM2009] CSS081007 J030559+054715> in Simbad). j = Full nova name is XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933. k = V1723 Aql and XMMUJ115113.3-623730 added by CDS to match table 2 objects. Note (2): t2 as measured from the visual light curve. A ":" indicates an uncertain value due to an estimate from the AAVSO light curve. Note (3): Average Galactic NH within 0.5° of the nova position as given in the HEASARC NH tool. Note (4): Dust-forming nova? (Y)es, (N)o, or (M)aybe. Novae with "N" but no dust reference were sufficiently observed but no dust was specifically reported in any of the references.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 20 A20 --- Name Nova name 22- 37 A16 --- Swift Swift identification number (1) 39- 43 F5.2 ks Exp Exposure time 45- 51 F7.2 d Day Days after visual maximum; See Table 1 53 A1 --- l_CR Upper limit flag on CR 55- 62 F8.4 ct/s CR Swift/XRT 0.3-10keV source count rate (2) 64- 69 F6.4 ct/s E_CR ? Upper limit uncertainty in CR 71- 76 F6.4 ct/s e_CR ? Lower limit uncertainty in CR 78- 85 F8.4 --- HR1 ? The H/S hardness ratio (3) 87- 95 F9.4 --- e_HR1 ? Uncertainty in HR1 (4) 97-104 F8.4 ct/s Soft ? Swift/XRT 0.3-1keV source count rate 106-112 F7.4 ct/s Hard ? Swift/XRT 1-10keV source count rate 114-118 F5.2 --- HR2 ? The (H-S)/(H+S) hardness ratio (3) 120 A1 --- l_w2mag Limit flag on w2mag 122-126 F5.2 mag w2mag ? UVOT UVW2 band magnitude (193nm) 128 A1 --- l_m2mag Limit flag on m2mag 130-134 F5.2 mag m2mag ? UVOT UVM2 band magnitude (225nm) 136 A1 --- l_w1mag Limit flag on w1mag 138-142 F5.2 mag w1mag ? UVOT UVW1 band magnitude (260nm) 144 A1 --- l_umag Limit flag on umag 146-150 F5.2 mag umag ? UVOT U band magnitude 152 A1 --- l_bmag Limit flag on bmag 154-158 F5.2 mag bmag ? UVOT B band magnitude 160 A1 --- l_vmag Limit flag on vmag 162-166 F5.2 mag vmag ? UVOT V band magnitude
Note (1): For X-ray bright novae some observation datasets were split between the PC and WT modes and their individual results are provided. Note (2): The first observation of V5579 Sgr, ID 00031198001, is likely contaminated by optical loading and thus is only an upper limit. Note (3): Where H=1.0-10keV band and S=0.3-1.0keV band. Note (4): The hardness ratio is negative when the background-subtracted hard or soft band count rate is negative, e.g. more counts in the chosen background than in the source region.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- Ref Reference number 5- 23 A19 --- BibCode Bibcode 25- 45 A21 --- Aut First author's name 47-148 A102 --- Comm Comment
History: From electronic version of the journal References: Ness et al. Paper I. 2007ApJ...663..505N
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 13-Jan-2012
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