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Research Note

The Status of Nova Orionis 1667

F.A. Ringwald1 and T. Naylor2

1Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory,
University Park, PA 16802-6305, USA (ringwald@astro.psu.edu)
2Department of Physics, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK (timn@astro.keele.ac.uk)

Received 27 February 1997 / Accepted 9 May 1997


Images taken in 1.3FORMULA seeing show that a claimed hibernating nova, Candidate 5 in a Newswire item in Sky & Telescope, is a visual binary, with a 1.1FORMULA separation between components. Spectra reveal the components to be emission-line M0 and K7 stars.

Key words: stars: individual: V529 Ori=Nova Ori 1667 - novae, cataclysmic variables - binaries: visual - stars: late-type

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Online publication: September 18, 1997
Last change: October 15, 1997