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Title: Investigations of extragalactic and pre-telescopic novae
Author: Black, Diego T. R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 2407
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2008
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There are many questions about the properties of Classical Novae (CNe) that remain unanswered including their use as distance indicators and the possible relationship between the nova rate in a host galaxy and its Hubble type. To answer these and other questions the Liverpool Telescope Extragalactic Nova Survey, LENS, the largest dedicated CNe search, was undertaken to observe M81, M64 and NGC2403. LENS made of difference imaging techniques to increase the sensitivity of the survey and to allow variables to be sampled in areas of high surface brightness, which would not have been possible to observe using standard photometric techniques. Unidentified problems with the technique resulted in difference image lightcurves that were of insufficient quality to identify CNe within the dataset. Unsuccessful remedial action was undertaken to improve the quality of the difference image lightcurves.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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