Title: RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Recurrent Nova Phenomenon
Volume: 401 Year: 2008 View Volume 401 on ADS
Editors: Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.
On 12 February 2006, the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi erupted for the first time since 1985, its 6th (at least!) known eruption. This event triggered an intensive multi-wavelength observational campaign, from the radio to gamma-rays, and theoreticians have been presented with a wealth of high-quality data. A workshop was held at Keele University, UK, from 12-14 June 2007 to discuss the observations, their interpretation, and where RS Ophiuchi sits in the wider astrophysical picture.

The workshop brought together observers, from gamma-ray to radio wavelengths, theoreticians, and workers in closely related areas. The workshop considered not only the 2006 eruption of RS Oph but also the implications that this has had for our understanding of other much broader areas of astrophysics. It was wide ranging, taking in the environments of red giants; supernova progenitors; accretion, thermonuclear processes and evolution of close binary systems; and shocks of jets, as well as recurrent novae and related objects.

The proceedings contain 15 invited reviews, 38 contributed talks and posters, and 3 specially commissioned papers which we hope will enhance the value of the workshop for the wider astrophysical community.

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Volume 401 Cover Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.
Front Matter   
Volume 401 Front Matter 1 Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.
Conference Photograph.   
Volume 401 Conference Photograph. 2 Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.
Part 1.
Setting the Scene
RS Ophiuchi: The Gift that Keeps on Giving (Invited speaker) 4 Starrfield, S.
RS Ophiuchi from 1898 to 2005 (Invited speaker) 14 Wallerstein, G.
The 1985 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi: Lessons Learned from the Ultraviolet 19 Shore, S.N.
The Recurrent Nova Class of Objects (Invited speaker) 31 Anupama, G.C.
The Place of Recurrent Novae Among the Symbiotic Stars (Invited speaker) 42 Mikolajewska, J.
On the Distance of RS Ophiuchi 52 Barry, R.K.; Mukai, K.; Sokoloski, J.L.; Danchi, W.C.; Hachisu, I.; Evans, A.; Gehrz, R.; Mikolajewska, J.
Part 2.
The Central System
The Evolution of Close Binaries (Invited speaker) 63 Podsiadlowski, P.
Accretion in RS Ophiuchi (Invited speaker) 73 Wynn, G.A.
RS Ophiuchi in Quiescence: Why is it X-ray Faint? 84 Mukai, K.
Historic Mass Loss from the RSOphiuchi System (Invited speaker) 90 van Loon, J. Th.
Modeling the Composite UV/Optical/IR Continuum of the Recurrent Symbiotic Nova RS Ophiuchi 101 Skopal, A.; Vanko, M.; Komzík, R.; Chochol, D.
RS Ophiuchi - High Velocity Outflows During 1994-2006 106 Zajczyk, A.; Tomov, T.; Mikolajewski, M.; Buil, Ch.; Kolev, D.; Cikala, M.; Georgiev, L.; Galazutdinov, G.
Spectroscopic Orbits and Spectral Variations of RS Ophiuchi 111 Brandi, E.; Quiroga, C.; Ferrer, O.E.; Mikolajewska, J.; García, L.G.
Circumstellar Envelope of RS Ophiuchi 115 Iijima, T.
FeII Lines in the Spectra of RS Ophiuchi as an Indicator of Mass Ratio 120 Zajczyk, A.; Mikolajewski, M.; Tomov, T.; Cikala, M.; Galazutdinov, G.
Model Atmospheres and Spectra of Peculiar Stars 124 Pavlenko, Y.V.; Evans, A.; Duerbeck, H.W.; Geballe, T.; Yakovina, L.; Kaminsky, B.; Kerr, T.
Part 3.
The Bigger Picture
Comparing Thermonuclear Runaway Conditions in Recurrent and Classical Novae (Invited speaker) 131 Townsley, D.M.
The Super-soft Phase in Novae (Invited speaker) 139 Krautter, J.
Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae (Invited speaker) 150 Kotak, R.
RS Oph-like Systems as SN Ia Progenitors: Direct Evidence and Potential Remnants 161 Justham, S.; Podsiadlowski, P.
Mass-loss from Red Giants (Invited speaker) 166 Espey, B.R.; Crowley, C.
Shocks in Multicomponent Astrophysical Media (Invited speaker) 177 Hartquist, T.W.; Dyson, J.E.; Falle, S.A.E.G.; Pittard, J.M.; Wagner, A.Y.
Supernovae in Dense Winds (Invited speaker) 185 Chevalier, R.A.
Stellar Jets (Invited speaker) 191 Maccarone, T.J.
Part 4.
The 2006 Eruption
Liverpool Telescope Optical Photometry Following the 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi 203 Darnley, M.J.; Hounsell, R.A.; Bode, M.F.
Optical Light Curves of RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Hydrogen Burning Turnoff 206 Hachisu, I.; Kato, M.; Kiyota, S.; Kubotera, K.; Maehara, H.; Nakajima, K.; Ishii, Y.; Kamada, M.; Mizoguchi, S.; Nishiyama, S.; Sumitomo, N.; Tanaka, K.; Yamanaka, M.; Sadakane, K.
Photometric Observations of RS Ophiuchi During and After the 2006 Outburst 210 Voloshina, I.; Sementsov, V.; Metlov, V.
RS Ophiuchi: Photometric Study for One Year after the Outburst 215 Hric, L.; Kundra, E.; Niarchos, P.; Manimanis, V.N.; Liakos, A.; Gális, R.
Post-outburst Variations in the Optical Light Curve of RS Ophiuchi 219 Gromadzki, M.; Mikolajewska, J.; Lachowicz, P.
Post-Outburst Accretion Resumption in RS Ophiuchi 223 Worters, H.L.; Eyres, S.P.S.; Bromage, G.E.; Osborne, J.P.
Non-spherical Mass Outflow from RS Ophiuchi During its 2006 Outburst 227 Skopal, A.; Pribulla, T.; Buil, Ch.; Vittone, A.; Errico, L.
The Potential of the VLTI for Studying Novae 231 Chesneau, O.
High-resolution Interferometric Observations of Nova RS Ophiuchi and a Proposed Unification Model for Persistent Dust Creation in Recurrent Novae 235 Barry, R.K.; Danchi, W.C.
MERLIN and VLBI Radio Imaging of RS Ophiuchi Following the 2006 Outburst 239 O’Brien, T.J.; Beswick, R.J.; Bode, M.F.; Eyres, S.P.S.; Muxlow, T.W.B.; Garrington, S.T.; Porcas, R.W.; Evans, A.; Davis, R.J.
Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Expanding Nebular Remnant of the 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi 246 Harman, D.J.; Bode, M.F.; Darnley, M.J.; O’Brien, T.J.; Bond, H.E.; Starrfield, S.; Evans, A.; Eyres, S.P.S.; Ribeiro, V.A.R.M.; Echevarria, J.M.
One Year of Monitoring of the 2006 Outburst in Optical and Low Radio Frequencies 251 Anupama, G.C.
RS Ophiuchi: Radio Lightcurve Development Following the 2006 Outburst 256 Eyres, S.P.S.; Rushton, M.; O’Brien, T.J.; Beswick, R.; Muxlow, T.W.B.; Davis, R.; Anupama, G.C.; Prabhu, T.; Kantharia, N.G.; Bode, M.F.; Gawronski, M.P.; Feiler, R.; Evans, A.
Silicate Dust in the Environs of RS Ophiuchi (Invited speaker) 260 Woodward, C.E.; Helton, L.A.; Evans, A.; van Loon, J.Th.; the Spitzer DDT Team
Swift Observations of Shock Evolution in RS Ophiuchi 269 Bode, M.F.; Osborne, J.P.; Page, K.L.; Beardmore, A.P.; O’Brien, T.J.; Ness, J.-U.; Starrfield, S.; Skinner, G.K.; Darnley, M.J.; Drake, J.J.; Evans, A.; Eyres, S.P.S.; Krautter, J.; Schwarz, G.
The X-ray Spectra from the Shock and the White Dwarf: Two Laboratories in one Spectrum 274 Ness, J.-U.; Starrfield, S.; van Rossum, D.R.; Schö nrich, R.A.
1D Hydrodynamical Models of Wind Driven Shocks in RS Ophiuchi (2006) 279 Vaytet, N.M.H.; O’Brien, T.J.; Bode, M.F.
X-ray Spectral Evolution During the 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi 283 Page, K.L.; Osborne, J.P.; Beardmore, A.P.; Goad, M.R.; Wynn, G.A.; Bode, M.F.; O’Brien, T.J.
RS Ophiuchi 2006: Insights from High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy 287 Nelson, T.; Orio, M.; Cassinelli, J.P.; Still, M.; Leibowitz, E.; Mucciarelli, P.
X-ray Emission and Absorption Lines During the SSS Phase of RS Ophiuchi 291 Schö nrich, R.A.; Ness, J.-U.
Swift-XRT Discovery of a 35s Periodicity in the 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi 296 Beardmore, A.P.; Osborne, J.P.; Page, K.L.; Goad, M.R.; Bode, M.F.; Starrfield, S.
Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray Light Curves of RS Ophiuchi 302 Orio, M.; Leibowitz, E.; Prialnik, D.; Nelson, T.; Yaron, O.
The Supersoft X-ray Light Curve of RS Ophiuchi – The White Dwarf Mass is Increasing 308 Kato, M.; Hachisu, I.; Luna, G.J.M.
Theoretical Models of RS Oph and its γ-ray Emission: Comparison with SWIFT/BAT Observations 313 Hernanz, M.; José, J.
The Use of the BAT Instrument on SWIFT for the Detection of Prompt Gamma-ray Emission from Novae 318 Skinner, G.K.; Senziani, F.; Jean, P.; Hernanz, M.
Results from SWIFT/BAT Searches for Prompt Gamma-ray Emission from RS Ophiuchi and Other Novae 323 Senziani, F.; Skinner, G.K.; Jean, P.; Hernanz, M.
Evidence for Nonlinear Diffusive Shock Acceleration of Cosmic-Rays in the 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi 328 Tatischeff, V.; Hernanz, M.
Part 5.
Related Systems
RS Ophiuchi: Connections to the Symbiotic Variable AG Dra 338 Sion, E.M.; Mikolajewska, J.; Friedjung, M.
High Energy X-ray Emission from Recurrent Novae in Quiescence: T CrB 342 Luna, G.J.M.; Sokoloski, J.L.; Mukai, K.
Discovery of Jets from the Spectra of Z Andromedae 347 Burmeister, M.; Leedjä rv, L.
Search for the Remnant of the Nova of 1437 351 Black, D.T.R.; Bode, M.F.; Stephenson, F.R.; Abbott, T.; Page, K.L.
Extragalactic Classical Nova Surveys 355 Darnley, M.J.; Black, D.T.R.; Bode, M.F.; Newsam, A.M.; Kerins, E.; O’Brien, T.J.; Misselt, K.; Shafter, A.W.
Back Matter   
Volume 401 Back Matter 359 Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.
Volume 401 Photographs 999 Evans, A; Bode, M.; O'Brien, T.J.; Darnley, M.J.