Orbit-Resolved Photometry and Echelle Spectroscopy of the Cataclysmic Variable ST LMi During a 2007 High State
Physical & Earth Sciences
We present high-resolution echelle spectra and contemporaneous photometry of the polar ST LMi during a high state in 2007 March. Emission lines at Hα, He I λ5876, and He I λ7065 show similar line profiles over orbital phase and have narrow and broad components. These profile changes with phase are very similar to those reported in earlier high-state studies of ST LMi. The radial velocity curves from double Gaussian fits to the line profiles are interpreted as two crossing curves, neither of which is coincident with the orbital motion of the secondary star. We attribute one component to infall motions near the white dwarf and the other to a gas streaming along magnetic field lines connecting the two stars. © 2008. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Robertson, Jeff W.; Howell, Steve B.; Honeycutt, R. K.; Kafka, S.; and Campbell, T., "Orbit-Resolved Photometry and Echelle Spectroscopy of the Cataclysmic Variable ST LMi During a 2007 High State" (2008). Faculty Publications - Physical & Earth Sciences. 17.