• Sam Ragland

      Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

    • A high speed photometer in the optical region for lunar occultation studies

      T. Chandrasekhar N. M. Ashok Sam Ragland

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      High speed photometry during the lunar occultation of a stellar system provides an effective means of achieving high angular resolution in one dimension at the sub arc second level which is well suited for resolving close binary projected separations in the range of 10–100 milliarc seconds. An optical fast photometer designed for such a purpose is described and some results from the initial observations taken with the system including the resolution of a projected separation of 55 milli arcsecond in one binary system are detailed.

    • 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.

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