AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Chandra Spectroscopic (HETG) Observations of SSCyg and U Gem in Quiescence and Outburst (Abstract)

Volume 32 number 1 (2004)

Janet A. Mattei
Christopher W. Mauche
et al.

Abstract

(Abstract only) Chandra observations of recent outbursts of both SS Cyg and U Gem were triggered thanks to AAVSO Observers’ notification. The authors obtained excellent spectroscopic data. In this paper the spectroscopic data obtained with the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating for SS Cyg and U Gem during quiescence and outburst will be discussed, including spectral similarities and the differences between these two systems.