A Further Study of Superoutbursts and Superhumps in SU UMa Stars by the Kepler Light Curves of V1504 Cygni and V344 Lyrae

Дата и время публикации : 2013-09-15T04:45:38Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Yoji Osaki (U. of Tokyo)
Taichi Kato (Kyoto U.)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 25 pages, 11 figures, accepted for publication in PASJ
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: We made a supplemental study of the superoutbursts and superhumps in SU UMa stars by using the recently released Kepler public data of V1504 Cyg and V344 Lyr. One of the superoutbursts in V1504 Cyg was preceded by a precursor normal outburst which was well separated from the main superoutburst. The superhump first appeared during the descending branch of the precursor normal outburst and it continued into quiescence (the deep dip between the precursor and the main superoutburst), and it began to grow in amplitude with the growth of the main superoutburst after quiescence ended. A similar phenomenon was also observed in V344 Lyr. This observation demonstrates very clearly that the superoutburst was triggered by the superhump (i.e., by the tidal instability), supporting the thermal-tidal instability model. Smak (2013, Acta Astron., 63, 109, arXiv:1301.0187) criticized our previous paper (Osaki and Kato, 2013, PASJ, 65, 50, arXiv:1212.1516) and challenged our main conclusion that various observational lines of evidence of V1504 Cyg support the thermal-tidal instability model for the superoutbursts of SU UMa stars. We present our detailed accounts to all of his criticisms by offering clear explanations to his criticisms. We conclude that the thermal-tidal instability model is after all only the viable model for the superoutbursts and superhumps in SU UMa stars.

Category: Physics