Infrared emission from novae

A. Evans, R. D. Gehrz

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We review infrared observations of classical and recurrent novae, at wavelengths > 3 μm, including both broad-band and spectroscopic observations. In recent years infrared spectroscopy in particular has revolutionised our understanding of the nova phenomenon, by revealing fine-structure and coronal lines, and the mineralogy of nova dust. Infrared spectroscopic facilities that are, or will be, becoming available in the next 10-20 years have the potential for a comprehensive study of nova line emission and dust mineralogy, and for an unbiased assessment of the extragalactic nova populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-241
Number of pages29
JournalBulletin of the Astronomical Society of India
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Circumstellar matter
  • Classical novae
  • Infrared observations
  • Recurrent novae

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