Novae at the highest angular resolution


Novae are known to exhibit bipolar nebulae long after their outbursts, as is witnessed by the beautiful images of the novae remnants. dasda

(O. 2007)

(O. 2008)

(O. 2011)

(O. 2012)

Why high angular resolution?

A few examples

A few examples


  1. Chesneau O., N. Nardetto, F. Millour, C. Hummel, A. Domiciano de Souza, D. Bonneau, M. Vannier, F. Rantakyrö, A. Spang, F. Malbet, et al.. AMBER/VLTI interferometric observations of the recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchii 5.5 days after outburst. A&A 464, 119–126 EDP Sciences, 2007. Link

  2. Chesneau O., D. P. K. Banerjee, F. Millour, N. Nardetto, S. Sacuto, A. Spang, M. Wittkowski, N. M. Ashok, R. K. Das, C. Hummel, et al.. VLTI monitoring of the dust formation event of the Nova V1280 Scorpii. A&A 487, 223–235 EDP Sciences, 2008. Link

  3. Chesneau O., A. Meilland, D. P. K. Banerjee, J.-B. Le Bouquin, H. McAlister, F. Millour, S. T. Ridgway, A. Spang, T. ten Brummelaar, M. Wittkowski, et al.. The 2011 outburst of the recurrent nova T Pyxidis. Evidence for a face-on bipolar ejection. A&A 534, L11 EDP Sciences, 2011. Link

  4. Chesneau O., E. Lagadec, M. Otulakowska-Hypka, D. P. K. Banerjee, C. E. Woodward, E. Harvey, A. Spang, P. Kervella, F. Millour, N. Nardetto, et al.. The expanding dusty bipolar nebula around the nova V1280 Scorpi. A&A 545, A63 EDP Sciences, 2012. Link