• Volume 14, Issue 1

      March 1993,   pages  3-52

    • Jan Hendrik Oort 1900–1992

      L. Woltjer

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    • Near infrared coronal line emission in Nova Herculis 1991

      T. Chandrasekhar N. M. Ashok Sam Ragland

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      Near infrared coronal line emission at 1.98 ± 0.02Μm due to [Si VI] detected in the spectrum of Nova Herculis 1991 about 17 days after optical maximum is reported. The early appearance of coronal emission is yet another unusual feature of this fast nova in which early onset of dust formation processes and X-ray detection five days after outburst have already been reported. The coronal line observations reported here are consistent with X-ray detection and support a hot shocked circumstellar envelope at the periphery of the dust formation zone in the nova.

    • Spiral structure formed in a pair of interacting galaxies

      Ch. L. Vozikis N. D. Caranicolas

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      The formation of spiral structure in a galaxy, as a result of the gravitational perturbation caused by a permanent companion, is studied. It is found that spiral structure appears only when a resonance exists between the rotational frequency of the stars in the galaxy and the rotational frequency of the companion galaxy. The number of spiral arms depends strongly on the particular resonance. In the case where the companion moves in an elliptic orbit, spiral arms are formed when a resonance, inside the galactic body, exists in almost all the parts of the orbit or, at least, in the largest part of it.

    • Infrared observations of symbiotic stars

      A. G. Ananth D. A. Leahy

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      Near infrared measurements in the J, H and K bands have been carried out for a number of symbiotic stars with the 1.5 m telescope at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO). A comparison with the earlier observations shows that the S-type symbiotic stars do not have any significant variation in the infrared flux over the past five years. However a small variation ∼ 0.3 magnitude in the infrared flux has been detected for CH Cygni. The observations of HM Sagittae show large decreases in the infrared flux compared to the previous measurements. The variability in the infrared fluxes of both these objects could be attributed to a variation in the temperature due to the cooling of the dust shell. The variability observed for V1016 Cygni is found consistent with the previous measurements.

    • Filament activity in a quiet region flare

      K. Sundara Raman S. S. Gupta R. Selvendran

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      We have taken the case of a circular Hα filament observed on May 9,1979 erupting into a double-ribbon flare associated with a non-spot region. The plage motions are responsible for the filament reorientation and, here as a special case, wherein the filament attains a clear circular shape before the onset of a flare. We conclude that the change in the orientation of the Hα filament marks the instability giving rise to the flare.

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