CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 43, No.: 3, year: 2014

Abstract: Symbiotic stars (SS) are interacting binaries consisting of a cool giant and a white dwarf (WD). Their circumstellar environment is ideal for observing the effects of scattering processes. Here we introduce examples of Thomson, Rayleigh and Raman scattering and determined the efficiency for the latter to 10% for V1016 Cyg. The investigation of symbiotic star's environment throughout the scattering processes can provide valuable information about, for example, physical properties of the symbiotic nebula (Thomson scattering), physical conditions around the hot WD (Raman scattering) and the ionization structure in the binary (Rayleigh scattering). %

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