Cataclysmic Variables

Dr. Edward M. Sion
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Villanova University


Contents:

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Cataclysmic Variables

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Classical Novae

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Cataclysmic Variable Sub-types







[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Non-magnetic Cataclysmic Variables

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars)

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


Polars (AM Her stars)

[ Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) ] [ Classical Novae ] [ CV Sub-types ] [ Non-magnetic CVs ]
[ Intermediate Polars (DQ Her stars) ] [ Polars (AM Her stars) ] [ Acknowledgements ]


I am deeply grateful to Dr. Chris Mauche of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for kindly granting me permission to adapt much material from his LLNL website to this one. I am greatly indebted to Mr. Russell Kightly (Russell Kightly Media, www.rkm.com.au) and Mr. Mark Garlick (www.space-art.co.uk) for kindly allowing me to use their images of magnetic CVs for this site, and to Dr. Rex Saffer of Villanova University for site construction and maintenance.