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Published November 1, 1983 | Published
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A nebula around Nova BT Monocerotis


We report the spectroscopic discovery of nebular Hα emission around Nova BT Monocerotis. The indicated expansion distance to this system is about 1800 pc.

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© 1983 Royal Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1983 July 21; in original form 1983 June 3; Published 01 November 1983. We are grateful to J. Carrasco, B. Zimmermann and M. Ashley for assistance at the telescope and to T. Boronson and K. Horne for advice during the analysis phases of this work. We are especially grateful to C. Mackay and T. Boronson for their repeated, valiant, but so far unsuccessful efforts to capture a direct image of the nebula. Computations were carried out at Caltech and on the SERC STARLINK network. Support from NASA grant NGL 05-002-134 and the SERC is acknowledged.

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