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DT Serpentis: Neither a symbiotic star nor a planetary nebula associate

Frew, David; Bento (Da Silva Bento), Joao; Bojicic, Ivan; Parker, Quentin A

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We present an alternative interpretation for the putative symbiotic star DT Serpentis, and its proposed planetary nebula (PN), recently announced by Munari et al. Our analysis is based on their data combined with additional archival data trawled from Virtual Observatory data bases.We show that the star known as DT Ser is not a symbiotic star, and is merely superposed on the newly discovered but unrelated background PN. There is no evidence for any periodic variability for DT Ser as expected for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152486
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu1185
Access Rights: Open Access

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