Of the known variety of novae whose light curves represented as the diagram "radius of ejected envelope vs. amplitude of outburst", five novae with similar curves were separated. These novae also stood out by other characteristics including the overabundance of helium. We propose a list of helium novae containing five members: V605 Aql}, V445 Pup, V4334 Sgr, possibly V450 Cyg (Nova Cygni 1942), and Nova SMC 1994.
- Pub Date:
- July 2008