AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 28 Formation and Fate of Stardust
Topical Session, Tuesday, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, May 31, 2005, 102 C

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[28.08] X-ray Observations of Novae and Interstellar Matter

J. Krautter (Landessternwarte Heidelberg)

During their hydrostatic hydrogen burning phase novae are strong X-ray emitters with a super-soft spectrum. X-ray halos around the pointlike-novae source caused by interstellar dust grains allow to determine properties of the interstellar dust. X-ray radiation also allows to probe the properties of circumstellar dust which forms in part of the novae in the expanding envelope. Recent results will be discussed.

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