Image Credit: Hellier, C. et al 1996, MNRAS 280, 877.
The ASCA light curve of the magnetic cataclysmic variable AO Psc.
The observation lasted ~2 days; the spin period of the magnetic
white dwarf (805 s) is clearly visible as the prominent and regular
intensity variation. This is because X-rays are emitted from near the
magnetic poles, to which the accreting gas is channeled.
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