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The GOSSIP on the MCV V347 Pav

Potter, SB; Cropper, M; Hakala, P; (1999) The GOSSIP on the MCV V347 Pav. In: Proceedings of the Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables 1998. (pp. pp. 253-260). Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1999: Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

Modelling of the polarized cyclotron emission from magnetic cataclysmic variables (MCVs) has been a powerful technique for determining the structure of the accretion zones on the white dwarf. Until now, this has been achieved by constructing emission regions (for example arcs and spots) put in by hand, in order to recover the polarized emission. These models were all inferred indirectly from arguments based on polarization and X-ray light curves. Potter, Hakala & Cropper (1998) presented a technique (Stokes imaging) which objectively and analytically models the polarized emission to recover the structure of the cyclotron emission region(s) in MCVs. We demonstrate this technique with the aid of a test case, then we apply the technique to polarimetric observations of the AM Her system V347 Pav. As the system parameters of V347 Pav (for example its inclination) have not been well determined, we describe an extension to the Stokes imaging technique which also searches the system parameter space (GOSSIP).

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The GOSSIP on the MCV V347 Pav
Event: Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.aspbooks.org/a/volumes/article_details/...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: astro-ph, astro-ph
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083590
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