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Spectroscopic observations of mass transfer in astrophysical objects

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.02.03  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics  Astronomy 

Code Science Field
P520  Natural sciences and mathematics  Astronomy, space research, cosmic chemistry 
Keywords
astrophysics, spectroscopy, binary stars, active galactic nuclei, black holes, pulsars, comets, asteroids, astronomical catalogs.
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01486  PhD Andrej Čadež  Physics  Researcher  1998 - 2000  231 
2.  06640  Bojan Dintinjana  Physics  Researcher  1998 - 2000  86 
3.  14331  Herman Mikuž  Physics  Researcher  1998 - 2000  422 
4.  00400  PhD Dušan Ponikvar  Physics  Researcher  1998 - 2000  127 
5.  08000  PhD Tomaž Zwitter  Physics  Head  1998 - 2000  633 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1554  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics  Ljubljana  1627007  34,298 
Abstract
Optical spectroscopy of low to high resolution will be used to test for presence and properties of mass flows in binary stars, active galactic nuclei and Solar system bodies. In particular, optical spectroscopy will be used to classify a large sample of (candidates for) cataclysmic variables and symbiotic stars. Properties of interstellar lines will be studied in order to check for their relation to reddening and distance of the objects observed. Theoretical models of mass transfer in the vicinity of compact objects will be developed and compared to results of optical and gamma-ray observations. Observability and spectroscopic properties of pulsars will be studied using a devoted stroboscopic device. A fully automatic system for detection and observation of so-far uncatalogued asteroids, comets and novae (ACIT- Automatic Comet Imaging Telescope) will be developed.
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