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An alternative model of of the magnetic cataclysmic variable V1432 Aquilae (=RX J1940.1−1025)

By Koji Mukai


V1432 Aql is currently considered to be an asynchronous AM Her type system, with an orbital period of 12116.3 s and a spin period of 12150 s. I present an alternative model in which V1432 Aql is an intermediate polar with disk overflow or diskless accretion geometry, with a spin period near 4040 s. I argue that published data are insufficient to distinguish between the two models; instead, I provide a series of predictions of the two models that can be tested against future observations

Topics: Accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal
Year: 1997
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