The nova V1369 cen - A short review

Luca Izzo, Massimo Della Valle, Francesca Matteucci, Donatella Romano, Luca Pasquini, Leonardo Vanzi, Andres Jordan, Jose Miguel Fernandez, Paz Bluhm, Rafael Brahm, Nestor Espinoza, Robert Williams

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We briefly discuss the spectroscopic evolution of the recent outburst of the classical nova V1369 Cen, and the presence of a narrow absorption line identified as due to the resonance of neutral lithium at 6708 Å. We discuss the consequences for the chemical evolution of lithium in the Galaxy. On December 2nd 2013 a very bright transient was discovered in the southern sky, in the direction of the Centaurus constellation, reaching in few hours the apparent magnitude of V ≈ 4. The transient was soon confirmed to be a nova [1], and the progenitor star coincides almost with a ∼ 15 magnitude star, which was detected by XMM as an X-ray source [2].

Original languageEnglish
Article number057
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Conference on Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, Golden 2015 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 201512 Sep 2015


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