The optical identification of H2252-035 with a cataclysmic variable

R. E. Griffiths, D. Q. Lamb, M. J. Ward, A. S. Wilson, P. A. Charles, J. Thorstensen, I. M. McHardy, A. Lawrence

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An improved position is presented for the X-ray source H2252-033 using the Ariel V Sky Survey Instrument, and precise positioning using the Scanning Modulation Collimator on HEAO-1. The source is identified optically with a 13th magnitude emission-line object, which is probably a white dwarf binary with a well formed accretion disk, with similarities to the dwarf novae (e.g., SS Cyg) at minimum.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1980


  • Binary Stars
  • Stellar Mass Accretion
  • Stellar Spectrophotometry
  • Variable Stars
  • White Dwarf Stars
  • X Ray Sources
  • Emission Spectra
  • Heao 3
  • Novae
  • Position (Location)
  • Sky Surveys (Astronomy)
  • Stellar Magnitude


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