Diagram of a cataclysmic variable star system
Image credit: K. Smale

Cataclysmic Variables (CVs)

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Nova Herculis image Nova Herculis 1991 - ROSAT detection of a classical novae
artist's impression of a CV Scientist/Artist's Impression


BY Cam spectrum BY Cam - (polar) BBXRT
ASCA spectrum of EX Hydra EX Hydra - (intermediate polar) ASCA (SIS)
V1223 Sgr and AO Psc spectra with Iron lines V1223 Sgr and AO Psc - (intermediate polars) ASCA SIS

Light Curves

HT Cas light curve HT Cas -(dwarf novae) ASCA
U Gem light curve U Gem - (dwarf novae) EXOSAT ME
AM Her light curve AM Her -(polar) EXOSAT soft and hard X-ray light curves.
EXOSAT light curve QQ Vul -(polar) EXOSAT soft X-ray light curves.
AO Psc light curve AO Psc -(intermediate polar) ASCA two-day light curve
SS Cygni light curve during burst SS Cygni (dwarf nova) - RXTE
XY Ari light curve XY Ari (intermediate polar) - RXTE
light curve of eclipsing dwarf novae system OY Car - XMM-Newton

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