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Paper: V2434 (LMC) and the ViNa del Mar nova program
Volume: 292, Interplay of Periodic, Cyclic and Stochastic Variability in Selected Areas of the H-R Diagram
Page: 101
Authors: Liller, W.
Abstract: Since late 1982, the author has conducted a nova search program from his home in Vina del Mar, Chile, during which time he has independently discovered to date 42 novae or nova-like objects. In more recent years, programs of CCD photometry and objective-prism spectroscopy have been implemented. Perhaps the most puzzling discovery was an outburst of a star in the LMC that reached a red magnitude of 9.7; 24 hours later, the star had returned to ``normal''. The star, V2434, classified as M2eIII is clearly a low-amplitude variable, and is an oft-observed x-ray source. Some possible explanations are that V2434 is a symbiotic star, was mis-classified and is a dwarf nova, or a flare star, but the most interesting possibility is that it is a super-fast nova.
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